Thousands of people partied all night long as the legendary Lionel Richie took over a Hampshire estate. 

Famed for his incredibly popular songs including 'Hello', 'Dancing On The Ceiling' and 'All Night Long', the musical sensation held an open-air concert at Broadlands Estate in Romsey on Tuesday, June 27.

The stunning shots at the top of this article show the huge crowd partying to iconic hits as the sun set, with fairy lights setting the mood. 

Of course, with so many people flocking to the historic estate, a number of traffic restrictions were in place which did lead to some congestion and delays around Romsey and on the M3. 

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Ahead of the gig, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, owner of Broadlands Estate said: "We are delighted that Senbla are bringing a performer of Lionel Richie’s calibre to Broadlands.  

"The event will bring people from all over the country to Broadlands and will no doubt benefit local businesses with a welcome boost after three challenging years.”

Ollie Rosenblatt of promoters Senbla added: "In what has been a tumultuous time in the UK over the last few years, we are so excited to be bringing back the incomparable and brilliant Lionel Richie to the UK and present him at the wonderful Broadlands.

"This is, without doubt, going to be an amazing night full of fun, bringing a smile to many. Something I think we could all do with!”

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Lionel Richie’s music is part of the fabric of popular culture with more than 125 million albums sold worldwide.

Richie has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, and most recently, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Class.

Last year, he received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the American Library of Congress and is the 12th recipient of the prestigious award.