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Tens of thousands of concert-goers flocked to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light last night, for what was one of the most spectacular shows ever staged at the home of Sunderland AFC.
Over 51,000 music fans saw Beyoncé kick off the European leg of her Formation world tour on Wearside and Queen Bey certainly didn’t disappoint her adoring fans.
The two-hour extravaganza saw the superstar showcase tracks from her latest album Lemonade, alongside crowd favourites such as Crazy in Love, Run the World and the Destiny’s Child classic, Survivor.
Huge LED screens enveloped the stage, highlighting the flawless choreography from Beyonce and her crew. The global superstar ended an amazing night on Wearside with her number one hit Halo.
After the show, Sunderland AFC’s commercial director Gary Hutchinson, said:
To host the opening night of such a high profile tour is a clear demonstration of how the Stadium of Light is a major player on the concert circuit.
Add to this the England game we recently hosted here and you can see that, through hard work, effective partnerships and innovative thinking, we have built a first-class reputation for delivering successful major events in a leading venue.
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The Stadium of Light in Sunderland is 'ready to go' for tonight's Beyonce concert.
Gary Hutchinson, the stadium's Commercial Director, spoke to ITV News ahead of the event.