MUSIC superstar Sir Elton John is set to play in Colchester.

The pop legend will perform before thousands of fans at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Sunday June 29.

One of three UK concerts announced today the stage show will include old classics as well as tracks from his new album The Diving Board.

The concert could last more than two hours and event organisers hope to get permission for up to 15,000 fans to pack out the stadium, subject to licensing talks.

Sir Elton said: “As I have said when asked about the song Home Again on my new album there is something very special to me about coming home.

“I’ve been all around the world and I truly enjoy playing my music for fans everywhere I can, but I do so look forward to coming back home to England, especially every summer when I get to perform in places I have never played before, like Colchester.”

The multi-platinum, Grammy and Brit award-winning singer, whose career spans five decades, will be the first performer to take to the stage at the Colchester United stadium.

Sir Elton’s other June gigs will be at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham and the Leigh Sports Village in Greater Manchester.

Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday at 10am.

The Gazette is media sponsor of the event and a competition for readers to win special VIP tickets will run soon.