The Lumineers radiate immaculate vibes as they smash sales for Dublin sunset gig

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They may have been a long way from home but American folk band The Lumineers fitted right in at St Anne’s Park in Dublin, Ireland on Friday. 

Led by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, the six-piece powerhouse teased an extravaganza from the moment they ran onto the sun-soaked stage. 

The band – much-loved for their alternative folk tracks and raw talent – launched into their hit Brightside as the crowd let out an almighty Irish roar.

Warmed up by Vance Joy and Sigrid, the park was packed full of jolly faces that were eager to be entertained and the headliners did just that and then some. 

It was fedoras, fringe and skinny jeans galore in the best way possible as the mellow heartfelt tunes rocked the open-air venue that radiated positivity and, well, good old fun. 

Following their opening number, the Colorado natives hit us square in the face with a cult favourite to get everyone involved early doors – and it worked a charm. 

Ho Hey immediately had everyone stamping their feet to the familiar beat and glancing around at the sold-out festival space revealed a sea of grinning faces as the song seeped through them. 

Tuned in, ticket holders were treated to around two hours of the group’s greatest hits as they tackled their biggest Dublin show to date. 

Wesley invited fans on stage with him in spirit as he opened up about his past experiences and injected notes of hope as bridges between songs on the vibrant setlist. 

Flowers in Your Hair, Where We Are, Sleep On The Floor and Charlie Boy brought the crowd to life accompanied by energetic instrumentals, flashing lights and a huge disco ball that reflected the sinking sun off its silver panels.

Midway through the running order, fans in the pit got more than they bargained for as the long-haired lead singer hopped off the podium separated from the main stage by a runway and wandered through the sectioned-off area.

Against the backdrop of a stunning – albeit rare – Dublin sunset, Wesley created a real standout moment and appeared almost god-like as he caused the sun-kissed crowd to part like something out of the bible.

He wandered around the grass, belting out the band’s chart-topping tunes and we’d be lying if we labeled this moment anything short of spectacular. 

Reuniting with his fellow bandmates, a song that potentially features one of the greatest piano riffs of all time – Ophelia – rang out.

Stealing the show at that point, a barefooted pianist by the name of Jay Van Dyke worked his key-tastic magic and was rewarded with a loud scream from satisfied concertgoers. 

In perfect timing with the arrival of the moon, proceedings began to draw to a close but before the band packed their things in pursuit of an upcoming Crystal Palace Park gig in London, they had a couple more musical stories to tell. 

An encore was requested and delivered by the humble stars and there was only one way they wanted to bid the Emerald Isle goodbye for now. 

Stubborn Love was their last dance and if the screaming and whopping echoing around the park wasn’t an indicator of their successful evening – the collective renditions of the band’s repertoire as fans reluctantly left was a giveaway. 

A wholesome evening of immaculate vibes, non-stop smiling and swaying ‘til our feet hurt – The Lumineers delivered a show we’d buy tickets to see again in a heartbeat. 

The Lumineers will play Crystal Palace Park in South London on July 8 as part of The Brightside World Tour. Tickets are on sale now.

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