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Elton John takes the Eden Project by storm

Sir Elton performs in Cornwall for the first time in 30 years. Photo: Eden Sessions

One of the biggest names in music has taken to the stage in Cornwall tonight

It's the first time Sir Elton John has performed in Cornwall for 30 years so it's hardly surprising the 6,000 tickets were snapped up in minutes when they went on sale last December.

This is the moment he met the crowds and began to play the piano in the way that has made him a megastar throughout the decades.

Sir Elton joins an illustrious list of more than 70 acts that have performed at the Eden Sessions since they began in 2002. Earlier our presenter Ian Axton spoke to the man behind the concerts - Eden Project founder, Sir Tim Smit.

Earlier in the day, Ian Axton had a chance to check out the piano that Sir Elton would be performing on.

And our weather presenter Kate Haskell got to meet some of the 6,000 fans. We think she's in there somewhere!

The rock star did his audience proud this evening, performing "hit after hit" including Candle in the Wind.

This was his message to the crowd, gathered in the shadow of Eden's iconic biomes.

"I'm very happy to be here at this amazing place - and what an amazing place this is."