Video: Leeds Party in the Park 2010 round up

The atmosphere was electric as 70,000 pop fans watched a string of stars perform at this year's Party in The Park in Leeds.

With a host of chart-topping stars jetting in from around the globe, Party in The Park 2010 was always going to be the best yet.

But despite the all-star line-up, the crowd at Temple Newsam Park were waiting for just one man – and he closed the show in style.

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Brit Award-winning rapper Dizzee Rascal whipped the 70,000-strong audience into a frenzy with a storming set, including Holiday and Dirtee Disco, while a riproaring version of Bonkers was the perfect way to end the day.

Pop trio Scouting for Girls were the first main act to perform, impressing the crowd with popular hits Heartbeat and She's So Lovely, as well as more recent songs, This Ain't A Love Song and Famous.

The band – who performed at Party in The Park for the first time in 2008 – also met their biggest fan, nine-year-old Issy Keirs, who won the YEP's Scouting for Girls Superfan competition and whose reviews can be read top right.

Singer Roy Stride told the YEP: "It's great to be back in Leeds, we had an amazing gig here last time. When we came into Leeds we drove past the Cockpit which was our first gig so it's amazing to be back."

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During the first half of the afternoon, fans were also entertained by performances from Craig David, Dane Bowers, Damage and ex-Blue star Lee Ryan, who was joined on stage by former bandmate Anthony Costa.

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X Factor duo Jedward provided a comedy moment when one of the twins fell off the stage during their set, while Starman, fronted by Pineapple Dance Studios star Andrew Stone, also got the crowd going.

Sets followed from Aussie songbird Gabriella Cilmi, dance DJ Basshunter and Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon, who wowed the crowds with her dance moves and new song Drummer Boy.

Newcomers Professor Green and Example were seen hugging backstage, proving they are friends as well as chart rivals, while rapper Tinchy Stryder followed his performance last year with another crowd-pleasing set.

Pop princess Pixie Lott, who performed at last year's event, delivered a sensational trio of songs, including Turn It Up and Gravity.

She told the YEP: "It's great to be back, the crowd were just as lovely as last year.

They were really enthusiastic and I still can't get over how massive the crowd is, they were crazy."

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke turned up the heat with her performance of Bad Boys, while Irish trio The Script also had the crowd singing to hit songs We Cry, The Man Who Can't Be Moved and Breakeven.

The free concert was rounded off by girlband The Saturdays – who performed Ego and Forever Is Over in front of a wolf-whistling audience – before Dizzee Rascal closed the show with Bonkers for the second year running.

The free event was the 17th annual Party in the Park in Leeds, organised by Leeds City Council and 96.3 Radio Aire.

More than 50,000 people also enjoyed a night of classical music at Opera in the Park, held at Temple Newsam on Saturday.