A BOYBAND who first made music the year the Berlin Wall fell will be relighting a fire they set in the hearts of millions back in 1989.

Pop fans need just a little patience while they prepare for the second huge music event in the region in back-to-back weekends following the star-studded Radio 1 Big Weekend in Stewart Park.

On Saturday, the Take That trio will perform three decades worth of their greatest hits here on Teesside in Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.

The venue is currently being transformed into a stage fit for the band that have enjoyed 28 top 40 singles and 17 top five singles in the UK, 12 of which have reached number one.

Although band members have come and gone, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are intent on rolling back the years to rule the world of pop music via Teesside.

It could be the greatest day of Take That fans’ lives on Saturday, June 1, when doors open at 5.30pm ready for support act Rick Astley to take to the stage shortly after 7pm. Take That are expected to begin their spectacular show at 8.25pm, scheduled to last around two hours.

The event is the first music gig to be held at the home of Middlesbrough FC, with robust plans put in place to ensure thousands of ticket holders can get to and from the stadium safely.

There will be no pick-up or drop-off points at the Riverside, however two points will be set up at the junction of Lower Gosford Street and Dock Street. The other is at the junction of Vulcan Street and Dock Street where it meets Priestman Road.

All roads immediately surrounding the stadium will be closed to vehicles throughout Saturday to make way for fans travelling on foot or using public transport.

Middlesbrough Bus Station is around a 20 minute walk from the stadium, but some bus services have stops in North Ormesby, a shorter walk away. Middlesbrough Railway Station on Albert Road is around ten minutes from the Riverside.

Ticket holders are allowed one bag per person, no bigger than an A4 size, which can include a 500ml or smaller sealed bottle of water in a transparent plastic bottle. Bags will be searched on entry and banned items include alcohol, glass, aerosols, food and drink, selfie sticks, umbrellas and flags.

Concert goers are also advised to take warm clothing.