Britney Spears draped in a rainbow flag and blowing kisses, wowed a crowd of 57,000 at Brighton Pride in her first UK performance for 7 years.
The superstar headlined the opening day of the festival, kicking off a European tour of her Las Vegas show Piece of Me.
She after tweeted: “Thank you for a fabulous show…my fabulous fans. I love you all.”
But thousands of fans were later said to be stranded overnight after chaotic scenes at the city’s railway station. Britney returns to the UK in 2 weeks for shows in Scarborough, Manchester, Glasgow and London.
Dressed in a sequined leotard and thigh-high stockings, she treated the Brighton crowd to classics including Baby One More Time, Oops!… I Did It Again and Toxic.
Brighton Pride…. all 57,000 of you are perfectly beautiful. Heard it was a record breaking turnout!!! Thank you for a fabulous show…my fabulous fans. I love you all 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 pic.twitter.com/Os1dxf5R52
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) August 4, 2018
Just as in her Las Vegas residency which ran on and off for four years from December 2013 – the audience was given a performance of slick routines, with around 20 backing dancers, and countless costume changes.
Her other numbers included Boys, Me Against The Music, Piece of Me, Gimme More and Womaniser.
The routine also found room for a tribute to songs by rapper Missy Elliott.
The 90-minute set was rounded off with an encore in which she danced with a rainbow flag and blew kisses to fans.
Excitement for Britney’s headline performance had reached fever pitch throughout Saturday, with many people wearing Britney masks and dressing up in some of her most famous outfits from her music videos.