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Doors finally open on Civic Hall as the night turns into a Blur!

Hundreds of Blur fans flooded the main stage as the doors swung open on the revamped Civic Halls for the first time.

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This happy couple can't wait to see Blur

The symbolic opening of the doors not only marks the end of a £48 million renovation but also the first time any band has performed on the stage professionally since its closure in 2015.

The event saw thousands of Blur lovers chant and cheer as they waited to get into the gig, with some fans queueing up at 9am to get a first space in the anticipated show.

Excited fans lining up outside the renovated venue

Sharon King, 54, from Wolverhampton, said: "I've seen them a few times and they're always amazing, there is just something about Damon's voice, it's so good.

"I've been a Blur fan for about 30 years, I've been to the old halls, It looks amazing from what I have seen, I can't wait."

Skyler Lauren and her friends, Macy Djelal and Kara Krasniqi got to the front of the line after waiiting since 9am
Two friends pose as they enter The Halls for the first time since its renovation

On April 26 fans had a mere two minutes to snag one of the coveted tickets before they were completely sold out. Fans from across the country flocked to to get their chance at getting a pass.