Olly Olly Olly! Crowd lap up star

A sell-out crowd packed out Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre, as chart-topper Olly Murs kicked off the venues summer season.

The Essex-singer plowed his way through an 85 minute hit-laced set - before a spectacular firework display rounded off the gig.

132331f 'Olly Murs at the OAT'Olly takes to the stage.'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

132331f 'Olly Murs at the OAT'Olly takes to the stage.'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

It was a successful return for the star, who headlined the only sell-out show at the multi-million pound venue last year.

However, the star earlier told The Scarborough News that with no albums plans this year, a third show on the bounce may be off the cards - but hopes to be “invited” back to the town.

He said: “Whenever I do something that I like, and when the promoters like me, I always get invited back at some point and if they have me back I’ll do it for sure.”

But if it were up to the singers devoted fan base, then platinum-selling Murs would have a residency at the venue.

132331b 'Olly Murs at the OAT'Scarborough singer Conor Lawlor-Mahon opens the show'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

132331b 'Olly Murs at the OAT'Scarborough singer Conor Lawlor-Mahon opens the show'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

“We are very excited about seeing our Olly!” said Scarborough mum Kerry Davison who was at the gig with her young daughter.

Adrian Berry bought his partner tickets for her birthday, and the pair couldn’t wait to catch a glimpse of Olly for the first time.

“He seems like one of the lads who can get the crowd going and plays good music,” said Adrian.

“He’s fit isn’t he really!” said Scarborough girl Elsie Laurie, who also caught his headline show last summer.

132331d 'Olly Murs at the OAT'Sunshine for the evening at last!'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

132331d 'Olly Murs at the OAT'Sunshine for the evening at last!'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

“It’s just his cheeky attitude.”

But Olly wasn’t the only star of the show, as budding local talent Connor Lawlor-Mahon drew huge applause from the crowd as he opened proceedings.

Boyband The Wanted are the next act scheduled to play the venue, with a show next Friday June 14.

They are part of an eclectic summer lineup, which will see everything from classical, pub rock and even a ‘Madchester’ revival night.

132331m'Olly Murs at the OAT'The crowd enjoying the show'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

132331m'Olly Murs at the OAT'The crowd enjoying the show'Picture by Neil Silk'06/06/13

And at the show, it was announced that Connor Maynard will be supporting The Saturdays at their show in August,