Wales' Sir Tom Jones won round an early evening crowd as the sun defied the weather forecast.
After starting slowly with uninspired numbers like the ‘Green Grass of Home’, the veteran soon realised it was time to unleash the big guns.
Top hit ‘Delilah’ proved impossible to resist, with everyone back to the burger vans and beyond crooning along like it was Radio 1’s hit of 2011.
Hot on its heels, ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’ kicked off the first party of the weekend with boys and girls alike dancing to the sound of Sir Tom’s brass band and stunning backing singers.
“God bless you,” he cheered, as he rounded off the set with a rendition of ‘Kiss’.
Stuart Kirk, 19, said: “I’d never have him on my iPod but I’ve got to admit, that was excellent!”