CHEERS and screams rang out around Reading's Madejski Stadium on Saturday when Union J took centre stage at the Allstarz Summer Party.

More than 9,000 people got to their feet when the four-piece arrived on stage as one of the first acts to perform at the biggest pop event of the summer. The stadium erupted when Union J - featuring 20-year-old Josh Cuthbert, from Winkfield - bounded onto the stage, and performed tracks including debut single Carry You, which currently stands at number three on the iTunes download chart.

Also on the line-up was rapper Wiley, X Factor star Amelia Lily, boyband Lawson, and Charlie Brown.

Headliner Jessie J was the last act to perform, and plenty of excitable youngsters were eagerly awaiting her set.

Union J will next perform at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, in London, over the weekend.