More than 1,700 people packed into Carlisle’s biggest music venue to see chart-topping band The Script.

Almost 1,800 tickets were sold to see the Hall of Fame and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved stars at The Sands Centre.

The sold-out gig saw the Irish band play all of their most popular songs, as part of their tour across the country.

Taking place on Sunday night, the band were praised for how they interacted with the crowd, in what organisers described as one of their best ever gigs.

A spokesman for The Sands Centre said: “It was great to welcome such an iconic band as The Script to Carlisle for the first time.

“Band frontman Danny O’Donoghue commented on how nice is was to play such as intimate gig, and shows at The Sands Centre are just that.

“It was fantastic to hear 1,800 fans singing along to all the classic Script hits including Superheroes, The Man who Can’t Be Moved, If You Could See Me Now and Hall Of Fame.

The group then returned to the stage for an encore with Breakeven and For The First Time.”

The spokesman said the venue was pleased with the artists the venue has been able to secure so far and those who are yet to play.

He added: “This year is a bumper year for music at The Sands Centre, with The Kaiser Chiefs and James already playing their shows.

“And still to come is music from The Specials, The Vamps, UB40, Adam Ant, Shed Seven and many more still to come.”

Several top comedians are also set to perform this year.

The next big artist to perform at the venue is UB40, who will play The Sands Centre on April 29 as part of their “For the Many” 40th anniversary tour.