VAMPETTES went wild for their idols last night as they played their debut Carlisle concert.

Boyband The Vamps were visiting the city for the first time as part of their Four Corners tour.

Fans from across Cumbria packed out The Sands Centre to enjoy some of their biggest hits.

Among them was nine-year-old Evie Broatch, of Workington, who couldn’t contain her excitement.

She was seeing The Vamps for the second time with her mum Ellen Broatch, while her 19-year-old sister Chloe, who is a long-time fan, enjoyed the concert from the VIP area with friends.

“They sing really good songs,” said Evie, who was most looking forward to hearing All Night.

“I learned about them from my sister. She listens to them and I always sing along in my head. I’m dead excited.”

Maria Dixon took her daughters Emily, 11, and Mia, 13, and goddaughter Nicole Todhunter, 12, to the gig.

The girls, who are all big fans, were seeing the band for the first time.

“It’s fantastic that it is just on your doorstep,” said Maria, of Parkland Village, Carlisle. “It’s amazing and good to see that The Sands have attracted bands like this.

“We have travelled before to see Little Mix and One Direction but having something like this in Carlisle is brilliant.”

Mum and daughter Kylie and Amelia Palmer, of Cargo, were also thrilled to be able to see The Vamps so close to home.

Amelia, 10, said: “I know quite a few of their songs and have listened to them for a while now. It’s good that it is so close.”

The band, who have supported huge stars including Taylor Swift, have toured the UK multiple times but this is their biggest to date and has been a chance for them to perform in cities they have never been to.

James McVey, Tristan Evans, Connor Ball and Brad Simpson did not disappoint and had fans, known as Vampettes, dancing the night away.

The setlist included newly release single Right Now, Just My Type, Somebody To You and All Night.

Bastille are among the latest acts to be announced at The Sands Centre and tickets are on sale now.