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JLS, Little Mix and Cover Drive ready for gig at Lincolnshire Showground

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: August 31, 2012

  • JLS, from left, Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes and JB Gill, play their final gig for more than a year, in Lincoln

  • Little Mix

  • Cover Drive

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One of the biggest boy bands on the planet are limbering up to play their last live concert for more than 12 months – in Lincoln.

Superstar heartthrobs JLS will headline an outdoor gig at the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday, September 2.

Following the concert, the band will begin working on their hotly-anticipated fourth album.

JLS became a household name after finishing as runners-up in the 2008 series of The X Factor.

They have chalked up five number one singles, including She Makes Me Wanna and The Club Is Alive, and have even bagged two BRIT Awards.

But they will not be coming to Lincoln alone. Joining them on the star-studded bill are last year's X Factor winners Little Mix and chart-toppers Cover Drive.

There will also be support from pop starlet A*M*E and YouTube sensation I Am Tich.

Speaking to the Echo, JLS's Oritsé Williams said that the group had a few surprises up their sleeves for the special performance.

He said: "When it comes to an outdoor event like this, we're going to have to take the energy up another 1,000 levels.

"We won't be able to do some of the things that we do in our arena shows, so we're going to have to adapt, but that's where we'll be able to introduce a few surprises.

"We've already started to think about what we're going to play and there's going to be some brand new stuff.

"Some of the things we've got planned are going to be unique and we're going to make sure our fans get the best entertainment."

The band have been hitting the gym and training for months to prepare for the tour.

But with Lincoln being the last stop, Oritsé said they may hit the city centre for a massive after show party.

"We've been to Lincoln before but we haven't had the chance to really see the sights and what's around," he added.

"But after the show we're going to be looking for a club somewhere and keep things going into the early hours of the morning."

Tour spokesman Dion Clements urged music fans to get their tickets to avoid disappointment for this once-in-a-lifetime concert.

He said: "With the summer sun finally putting in some appearances and the London 2012 Olympics having raised the British feel-good factor, this tour is a top priority for music fans across the UK.

"These scream-inducing, trail-blazing shows, filled with the best pop talents, offer unbelievable value.

"They are a great way to begin drawing the summer holidays to a close."

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