One Direction fans queue for hours in the rain outside Sunderland concert

One Direction fans queuing in the rain at the Stadium of Light.

One Direction fans queuing in the rain at the Stadium of Light.

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DEDICATED One Direction fans queued all day in the rain – some from 7.30am – as they awaited the world’s biggest boyband.

Gates have just opened at the Stadium of Light, where Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam will perform before 52,000 people.

One Direction fans queuing in the rain at the Stadium of Light.

One Direction fans queuing in the rain at the Stadium of Light.

The five are due on stage at 8.15pm, after a warm-up set by support act 5 Seconds of Summer.

Tonight’s gig is due to finish about 10pm.

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