Thousands of people danced All Night Long as they watched Lionel Richie perform at an open-air concert.

The Hello and Dancing on the Ceiling singer took to the stage at Broadlands Estate on Tuesday night.

Daily Echo: Lionel Richie at Broadlands Lionel Richie at Broadlands (Image: Kate Hunter)

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Richie wowed the crowds with his iconic hits during his electric performance at the mid-Georgian estate near Romsey.

This is the first time the US singer has been to the UK since 2019 as part of a series of concerts.

The global star has been the recipient of an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, and most recently, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Class.

Daily Echo: Aerial view of Richie's concert on Tuesday Aerial view of Richie's concert on Tuesday (Image: 408 Photography)

Richie initially found fame as a member of Mowtown band the Commodores in the 1970s, scoring a string of hits including Easy and Three Times a Lady.

His first foray into solo performing was a big success, writing, producing and singing with labelmate Diana Ross on their romantic duet Endless Love, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

It was the first of five solo number ones in the States for Richie, who also co-wrote charity smash single We Are The World with Michael Jackson and bagged him a Grammy award for Song of the Year.

In recent years, Richie has enjoyed renewed success on American Idol and joined fellow judge Katy Perry in performing for King Charles III's coronation celebrations.

On Lionel performing at Broadlands, Ollie Rosenblatt from promoters Senbla, previously told the Echo: “This is, without doubt, going to be an amazing night full of fun, bringing a smile to many. Something I think we could all do with.”

Opera singer Matteo Bocelli, the son of world-famous Andrea Bocelli, also performed at Broadlands Estate on Tuesday night.

Richie's performance comes after Gwen Stefani cancelled her concert at Broadlands ‘due to scheduling difficulties.'

The American singer-songwriter was set to grace the stage on June 29.