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Free Radio Live returns for its ninth year at the Genting Arena and this year's line-up is set to be another massive, sell-out event.
2017 saw Demi Lovato, The Script, Liam Payne, Craig David, George Ezra, The Vamps, Jonas Blue, Anne-Marie, Louisa Johnson and Jax Jones perform to a sell-out 15,000 crowd, so expect another fantastic line up in 2018!
'In case you didn't know', Olly Murs was the runner-up of The X Factor in 2009. The loveable Essex boy found his own style and sound and went straight to no.1 with his debut single 'Please Don't Let Me Go', then later scored a further three no.1 singles along with four no.1 albums including 2016's '24 Hours'. The cheeky chappie certainly found himself at the 'right place, right time' and things have 'never been better'.
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London-based alt-soul songstress with a heart-melting vocal presence and a Billie Holiday influence. The Hackney-born singer draws on diverse influences from her colourful past, including working as a magicians assistant, actress, burlesque performer and trained contemporary dancer, and uses unconventional theatricals and props to make her stage shows original, engaging and magical.
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A classico-electronical collective. The core members Jack Patterson (bass, keyboards), Grace Chatto (cello) and Milan Neil Amin-Smith (violin) met while studying as undergraduates in Cambridge, later joined by brother Luke Patterson (drums). Their unique take on dance music sees beats collide with classical, where Baroque meets house and pop. Classing themselves as an 'electroquartet', and featuring a string of guest vocalists, they have been described as the new Disclosure with a chamberpop bent.
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Years & Years
Years & Years play soulful electronic pop, and are rooted in '90s RnB, citing TLC and and Aaliyah as influences. Crowned as BBC Music's Sound of 2015, Years & Years are a London-based trio consisting of bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, keyboard player Emre Turkmen and vocalist Olly Alexander, who joined the band when Mikey heard him singing in the shower after a party at his house. "This trio are making dance music that wears its heart and soul on its sleeve – their countless electro pop anthems will fill many a festival tent next summer." - Alison Howe, Series Producer, Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Music TV
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Bolstering her place in pop’s hot property with her female-forward hits and co-signed to Major Toms/Asylum, former 3 x world karate champion Anne-Marie has collaborated with a wealth of household names over her career to date including Rudimental, a band whom she toured the world with as their lead vocalist for two years, and Clean Bandit. Her joint single with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul, 'Rockabye', topped the charts in 8 countries including the UK, while in 2018 she notched up hits in the UK at no.4 and 5 respectively with 'Friends' and '2002' and her debut album 'Speak Your Mind' reached no.3.
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Singer/songwriter James was the winner of X Factor 2012. After winning, James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated ‘Impossible’. Having sold more than 25 Million records, achieving over 3 billion streams worldwide and numerous award nominations; James’ success shows no sign of slowing down. Following his sold out UK arena tour in 2017, James has spent over 43 weeks in the singles charts, collaborated with the likes of Rudimental, Marshmello and Anne-Marie on their smash hit Rewrite The Stars and performed all over the world.
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Bleta 'BeBe' Rexha is an American singer and songwriter, known for being featured on the hit single 'Take Me Home' by Cash Cash, being the lead vocalist of the American band Black Cards created by Pete Wentz and for co-writing the number-one Billboard Hot 100 hit 'The Monster' by Eminem featuring Rihanna.
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Hackney-based Drum'n'Bass quartet made up of musicians Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon (DJ Locksmith), who navigate through genres effortlessly. Known for their collaborations, they first achieved a UK no.1 single in 2012 with 'Feel The Love' featuring guest vocalist John Newman, and the success story continued with number ones from 'Waiting All Night' featuring Ella Eyre and 'These Days' featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen.
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A group of childhood friends who grew up in Watford. Music was always a way to express and project emotion, whilst having fun and being themselves. Testament to this is the fact they're the first group to make it through to the X Factor live shows by doing original songs at every round. The Rak-Su sound is eclectic and ranges from RnB to Hip-Hop, Pop and Grime, through to Spoken Word and all the in between. The only real consistency in their sound are soulful melodies, fun flows and real words. The group is made up of Ashley (rapper, songwriter, poet) Jamaal (singer, songwriter) Myles (rapper, producer) Mustafa (DJ, dancer, beatboxer).
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Resorts World Arena
- National Exhibition Centre
- B40 1NT
- Disabled access:
- Bronze Status