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Monday, August 2, 1999 Published at 14:32 GMT 15:32 UK

Special Report

Thousands see Stereophonics

Fans flocked to see the Stereophonics

Although it is coming down next year Swansea's Morfa Stadium was shaken to its very foundations at the weekend, by 50,000 Stereophonics fans.

BBC Wales' Matthew Richards reports from the Morfa Stadium
The Welsh rock band played the biggest ever ticket paying open air cancert in Wales.

The one-off experience was first and last concert in the Morfa Stadium - it is due to be demolished next year.

[ image: Fifty thousand people crammed into the Morfa Stadium]
Fifty thousand people crammed into the Morfa Stadium
Five times as many people turned up for this concert than for one at Cardiff Castle last year.

The band who have been nominated for the Mercury music prize say they wanted to give something back to the Welsh fans.

"We want to do shows in Wales," said lead singer Kelly Jones.

[ image: Lead singer Kelly Jones in full voice]
Lead singer Kelly Jones in full voice
"It is good to be coming back and giving something back to the people. But we didn't expect it to be this big, nowhere near this big really."

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