BEYONCE told fans in Edinburgh that she “can't wait to come back” to Scotland during a sold-out show at the city’s Murrayfield stadium on Saturday.

The global hit-maker played to a crowd of more than 50,000 people at the Scottish stadium.

She praised the energy of the thousands of fans dancing and singing along throughout the show despite pouring rain.

Wearing a black and yellow outfit seen as a nod to her “Queen B” nickname, Beyonce told the audience: “I hope tonight you guys are feeling joy and love! I hope y’all feel safe tonight! I hope y’all feel free and liberated!

“Thank y’all so much for being such an incredible audience in this rain! I love y’all!”

And at the close of the performance, the American megastar added that she “can’t wait to come back” to Scotland.

The Edinburgh show on Saturday was Beyonce’s first appearance north of the Border since 2003.

Fans of the singer hailed her as “a true class act” after the show, which they called a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”.

During the second UK show of her Renaissance world tour, she performed hit tracks from her dance music-focused seventh studio album including Alien Superstar and Cuff It.

The singer also dove into her back catalogue as she delivered powerful renditions of classic songs like Crazy In Love, Run The World (Girls), Partition and Love On Top.

She paired her tightly co-ordinated routines with all the theatrics you would expect from the pop star including steam machines, laser lights, pyrotechnics and video projections.

Metallic silver is the tone of the tour, with many of her outfits glistening under the spotlights, including what appeared to be a diamond-encrusted bodysuit with co-ordinating thigh-high boots.

At one stage, the star performed on top of a truck while donning a silver sparkly fitted top with a metallic-plated chest piece alongside matching trousers and boots.

Lucas Vassilis, 27, from Newcastle, was among the many devoted fans that travelled from near and far to witness the pop star grace the stage.

He told the PA news agency her performance in Edinburgh was “sensational”, adding: “The crowd sang their hearts out in the rain and Beyonce reciprocated that energy through and through! A true class act.”

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After first seeing the singer perform when he was aged 15, the Murrayfield show marked his fifth Beyonce experience and he will make his way to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on Tuesday to see her again.

Vassilis said he “absolutely” felt it was worth paying the price tag to see her multiple times as he felt her Renaissance album “resonated with a lot of the queer community and had to celebrated live on more than one occasion”.

Self-confessed Beyonce “superfan” Rebecca Baty, 34, from Newcastle, described the Edinburgh show as the “best live concert” she had ever seen.

She told PA: “I’ve seen Beyonce 11 times now and this is my favourite tour she’s ever done.

“The crowd and the atmosphere were amazing too! She really seemed to enjoy performing in Edinburgh.”

The pop superstar will continue her tour in Sunderland on Tuesday at the Stadium Of Light before heading to Paris’ Stade De France and five nights at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

She then proceeds to North America with shows in July, August and September.

The Renaissance world tour is Beyonce’s first in seven years and she kicked it off in Stockholm, Sweden, with an explosive show in which she welcomed fans “to the Renaissance”.

US business magazine Forbes previously estimated the tour could earn Beyonce more than £1.6 billion.