There were no spare seats in the arena last night at Longleat as 15,000 people arrived for a night to remember with Elton John.

Basking in the sun the fans were treated to a medley of songs from Elton John classics to his latest album.

Fans and super fans alike took their seats for a rousing warm up by support act Foy Vance before the man himself, dressed in stereotypically bright clothing took the stage.

For Paul Smith from Durrington, creator of Elton John Online, the Longleat concert was his 70th time seeing the multiple Grammy-winning legend.

Mr Smith said: “I went to my first concert when I was 14 as part of a school trip which I helped arrange. I was a fan the moment I heard Crocodile Rock on the Royal Variety when I was 8-years-old and now it is my 44th year as a fan.”

Half way through the flamboyant artist’s set, the audience were in full voice singing along to classics such as Your Song and Crocodile Rock, even flooding the pit at the front of the stage to dance.

The superstar also dedicated his touching rendition of Candle in the Wind to the fifty people who lost their lives in the Orlando shootings.

While the night was a roaring success, many fans were affected by the traffic which built up around Cley Hill roundabout at approximately 3.30pm.

Although the majority of fans were in the arena for the support act and the start of the main set, there were a few people left stranded at the car parks or still on the A36.

Longleat’s dedicated social media team helped those affected by the traffic get to the concert as quickly as possible, opening up car parks that were closest to guests and getting buses to those stuck at the park and ride.

Not everyone was affected though and one couple spoke of their ease of parking without a ticket.

Martha Manning and Chris Francis from Somerton said: “We are here for his birthday as he turns 36 next week. He bought the tickets at the last minute and there was a bit of a queue to get in and it took us about 45 minutes.

“We didn’t have a parking thing like everyone else seemed to have but we managed to find parking pretty quickly.”

The traffic management after the concert was a much smoother process, with traffic stewards in place controlling the flow of traffic from the car parks and three buses were being loaded at one time for the park and ride.

With rumours of Glastonbury being held at Longleat in its fallow year, some concertgoers were sceptical about its future.

Leesa Agar, who had travelled from Cardiff said: “I don’t think people will like it. It will work but I think because of the history that comes with it and its legacy, I think it could go 50/50.”

As the clean-up operation in front of Longleat House is in full swing today, time will tell if more concerts or even a festival could be held at the ground in the near future.