English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran finally hit the district to conclude his mammoth Divide world tour after more than two years on the road. And a hit, it certainly was…

Ok, so the afternoon didn’t get off to the best start with the constant rain and inadequate shuttle bus service, but that didn’t stop the crowds from flocking in their thousands to Roundhay Park to soak up the atmosphere.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the first unconfirmed act had to be cancelled, leaving Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi to warm up the crowd with an array of brooding ballads. Next to take the stage were The Darkness, with a host of glam rock anthems including one song which was only released the day before and a very impressive handstand.

The support acts in my opinion were the perfect choice, current man of the hour and social media guru, Lewis Capaldi, for the teens and a flashback to the early noughties for the slightly older generation in the form of The Darkness.

Finally, just as the rain had stopped, and bang on time, came the moment the crowd had been waiting for, Ed Sheeran kicking of proceedings with his 2017 hit "Castle on the Hill". From there the hits didn’t stop. After a brief instruction on how his music is performed live, Ed continued to wow the crowds with best sellers such as “Galway Girl", performed with Irish band Beoga, "Feeling Good", "I See Fire", "Photograph" and many more…

Not bad for the Halifax-born lad who attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, and hasn’t looked back since.

In between his hit songs, Ed had nothing but great things to say about his Yorkshire roots, recalling at the start of his career, ten years ago, standing in The Cockpit, Leeds, singing, "The A Team" to a crowd of just ten people.

After Roundhay Ed is heading to Chantry Park, Ipswich, where I’m sure his fans will enjoy his energy and clever song lyrics just as much as his fans up North.

If you are lucky enough to have tickets or should I say wrist bands for tonight’s gig, (as Ed and his team have a strict stance against unethical secondary ticketing sites), just beware of the extensive list of banned items that you can't take into the concert and check the website before you set off. Most importantly don’t forget suitable footwear, preferably wellington boots.