- Tyne Tees
- 13 updates
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:
Tyne and Wear Metro announcement - rescheduled trains after Beyonce concert is now expected to finish at 22:45
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.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce said he hopes Beyonce fans have a good time tonight - and likened the huge concert to the Black Cats win against Chelsea.
Latest ITV News reports
Pictures of Beyoncé as she takes to the stage at Sunderland's Stadium of Light to launch her Formation world tour.
Some fans got to the stadium 12 hours early to make sure they bagged the best spot for Beyonce's huge concert in Sunderland