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A top DJ combined music and film for a stunning night of entertainment at St George’s Square.

DJ Yoda took thousands of revellers on a nostalgic trip through sci-fi time by mixing music with film soundtracks while clips of films played.

It was the climax to this year’s Festival of Light in Huddersfield, which was limited to one day.

It was estimated that 8,000 people watched the hip-hop DJ’s set and the crowd, who were given alien masks to wear, were dancing in the Square.

DJ Yoda performed a near-exclusive set for Huddersfield – it has been seen just once before at the British Film Institute in London so music and sci-fi lovers were in for a treat.

He mixed and scratched audio to clips from top films and perhaps the biggest cheer of the night was for a clip of Huddersfield’s own Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek.

Films which featured in the DJs set included ET, Star Trek and Flash Gordon mixed with tunes from Kanye West, the Beach Boys and Sam Cooke’s Twistin The Night Away which had revellers doing just that.

Throughout the performance, the historic buildings surrounded the Square were floodlit in a range of colours.

Trent D’Alby, 21, of Deighton, watched the set with his friends Davie Smithson and Carl Fletcher.

Trent said: “This is amazing, I didn’t even know it was on but heard the noise and am loving it.

“They should do this more and it’s unreal the way the tunes are mixed with the films.”

And it wasn’t just a set for the ‘young ‘uns’ either – David and Susan Cook, who described themselves as 60-plus, were also dancing to the set.

Susan said: “I didn’t quite know what to expect, the buildings look amazing, and the music is actually very good. We’ve enjoyed our day.”

At the end of the set DJ Yoda described his night as “epic” adding on Twitter: “I bet you didn’t think 8,000 people would turn up in Huddersfield to see my Sci Fi AV show?!”