A MULTITUDE of rock fans streamed into Sixways for the long-awaited concert by superstar Bryan Adams.

A warm summer evening provided the ideal atmosphere for the stadium gig, with audience members of all ages eagerly awaiting the music to come.

The concert was one of eight UK dates in the Bryan Adams Get Up Tour 2017, along with venues such as the Eden Project in Cornwall and Powderham Castle in Exeter.

Bryan Adams is famous for hits such as Run to You, Summer of 69 and (Everything I Do) I Do It for You.

Speaking to the Worcester News before Bryan Adams took to the stage, Brian Morris of Stoke on Trent said: "Me and my wife saw him at the MEN Arena on Manchester and he was absolutely fantastic, so we really appreciate the chance to see him again."

Becky Parsons of Bromsgrove said: "I'm very much looking forwards to seeing him. I got the tickets as a Christmas present. I hadn't really heard of this stadium before, but it seems like a good place for a gig."

Angela and Kevin Green drove all the way down from Ashby de la Zouch for the concert.

She said: "We really like Bryan Adams, so we can't wait until his set starts.

As the audience assembled at the headquarters of Worcester Warriors, hot dog and burger stands were doing brisk business, as were the various bars.

Support act the Dunwells played a well-received set of songs as the sun set over the stadium, but after they left the stage, anticipation continued to grow among audience members for the appearance of the headline act.

And it was just after 8.15pm that the Canadian superstar and his musicians, all dapper in black suits, hit the stage with a storming version of Do What Ya Gotta Do, and instantly arms were aloft, children hoisted on shoulders for a better view, and the much-anticipated gig had begun.