POP superstar Olly Murs put on a sensational show at the Darlington Arena last night as he performed in front of thousands of North East fans.

The former X Factor runner-up, who revealed he had never been to Darlington ahead of the gig, belted out some of his biggest hits including Heart Skips a Beat and Dance With Me Tonight.

The Northern Echo:

The singer said: “One thing I love about the region is the people, the people are always up for a gig which is great.

"The people in the North East are very humble and passionate."

The show marked the start of a big weekend for music lovers in Darlington and the arena, with music legend Tom Jones set to perform on the same stage today.

The Northern Echo:

And for those without tickets, a free music festival is taking place in Darlington market square this weekend, with a host of local acts.

Take a look through our gallery from photographer Sarah Caldecott of the best of Olly n stage last night.

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