NEWS that another rock giant is heading to Huddersfield will delight tens of thousands of fans.
Ever since the town's impressive McAlpine Stadium - now the Galpharm Stadium - opened 11 years ago it has been a magnet for top acts.
Last summer, pop acts Blue, Darius, Girls Aloud! and Phixx were something of a departure from the stadium's rock gigs of the past.
But, like those who had played the venue before, they proved a huge draw for fans.
Now, a different audience is expected to join the rush for tickets for the gig by Sir Elton John, the flamboyant rock musician at the top of the music world for three decades.
In 1995, one year after the stadium opened, a classical concert and two gigs by rock band REM pulled in 80,000- strong crowds over three days.
REM vocalist Michael Stipe delighted the fans when he leaped into the crowd wearing a Huddersfield Town shirt.
Twelve months later it was the turn of American rock legends The Eagles.
They performed to 36,000 people - days before Canadian rocker Bryan Adams wowed a 20,000-plus crowd at the stadium.
In July, 1997, Hull band The Beautiful South played the McAlpine. They headlined a concert which also included The Lightning Seeds and Cast.
But then there were several years without a gig - and everyone began wondering whether big bands would come back to the stadium.
However, in 2001 superstars Bon Jovi quashed the rumours by rocking 37,500 fans at the stadium - in what was quite possibly Huddersfield's greatest-ever gig.
And Blue continued the excitement with their concert on a glorious summer evening last year.