A SCREAMING crowd greeted the platinum selling group N-Dubz as they made their Scarborough debut at the Open Air Theatre.
The trio wowed the 3,000-plus audience with a hit-filled set.
And despite being over half an hour late due to their driver apparently forgetting to pick them up, the group, compromising of Fazer, Dappy and X-Factor judge Tulisa, still managed to have the audience dancing in the aisles.
The show was a clearly a hit with the predominately teenage crowd, many of whom were attending a concert for the first time.
And the show has clearly whetted their appetites for live music, with many of the youngsters demanding more youthful acts to appear at the venue.
Terri Innes, 23, from Scarborough, said: “This is my first concert and it’s brilliant.
“Scarborough is usually rubbish for concerts so there’s never been one that I wanted to go to.
“The people organising them need to get with it.”
Budding rapper Stephen Hill, aka Ventcha, travelled from Bridlington to attend the gig.
The 17-year-old said it’s not just big names at the Open Air Theatre that young people want.
“I’ve been excited for this ever since I booked tickets on the first day they went on sale.
“But there needs to be more gigs like this, and not just at the Open Air Theatre. There needs to be acts like this on at smaller venues.
“I’m a rapper and I can’t get gigs anywhere around here.”
Tony Viney, the event’s co-promoter, said: “To book a massively important group in their peak like N-Dubz is a real coup for Scarborough.
“The whole point of this weekend was to represent the young people of Scarborough, and I feel tonight’s show really put the town on the map in terms of hosting big, modern acts.”
He also confirmed that there are plans to build on the success of N-Dubz by booking more youthful acts for next year.
“We are talking to several agents about next summer, and hopefully we will have some pleasing announcements in the near future.
“Until then, we have Beached in a fortnight with The Hoosiers and Belle Amie, which promises to be fantastic.”
And despite some initial concerns about trouble at the event the evening went out without a hitch, with no reported arrests.
And the venue’s manager Patrick Allen said bar a few minor incidents, the night was a “huge success”.
He said: “Obviously it’s quite a young audience, and one or two people might have had a drink too many, but apart from a few people trying to jump the fence to get in, the night couldn’t have gone any better. People have generally been really good and we hope to have more events like this on again in the near future.”