Sun 1st Dec at 7:30pm
Xmas Party Live
@ first direct arena, Leeds
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Xmas Party Live: Example + Rudimental + McFly + The Saturdays + The Vamps + Conor Maynard + Eliza Doolittle + Neon Jungle + Lucy Spraggan + Little Nikki
96.3 Radio Aire is the radio station that has for years been bringing acts to Leeds every summer for Party in the Park. This year, for the very first time, we’re doing it in December too as we present Xmas Live at the First Direct Arena, Leeds. If you’ve been to Party in the Park you’ll know to expect a night of the biggest pop stars around and a few surprises.
This event takes place at first direct arena, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Example's meteoric rise from fresh-faced Fulham rapper to worldwide club anthem superstar has been nothing short of spectacular. Since hitting the charts in 2009, Example has gone from strength to strength, with hit singles such as 'Kickstarts' and 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me' the summer anthems of the last two years.
Example tour dates
This Hackney-based quartet is made up of musicians Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon (DJ Locksmith), who navigate through genres effortlessly. With a number one chart position already under their belts, with 'Feel The Love', Rudimental have an exciting career ahead of them. They've already managed to collect a whole host of accolades along the way including early backing from Zane Lowe as his Hottest Record in the World and plays from Mista Jam and Annie Mac.
Rudimental tour dates
BRIT Award-winning punk popsters McFly took their name from Marty McFly of the 'Back To The Future' films. They had 19 hit singles including 7 UK no.1s. From their debut in 2004 with '5 Colours In Her Hair' to 'Love Is On The Radio' in 2013, the boys were unstoppable. They then joined forces with fellow British punk-pop band Busted to form McBusted and went on to complete two massive UK tours. Since then the original line-up of Busted have reformed, and it was only a matter of time before Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd got back together to soar as McFly once more.
McFly tour dates
The Saturdays first toured in 2008, supporting Girls Aloud. They have since had multiple Top 10 hit singles and have set the pop world alight with their high energy performances.
The girls have gone on to sell over five million records, and with four top ten albums already under their belts, The Saturdays continue to be a whirlwind force in the world of pop which shows no sign of slowing.
The Saturdays tour dates
The Vamps cause a stir everywhere they go, with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. A phenomenal live band with an electrifying set, the four-piece - comprised of singer Bradley Will Simpson, guitarist James McVey, drummer Tristan Evans and bassist Connor Ball - also have a phenomenal following online.
The Vamps tour dates
From posting videos online whilst at school, Brighton singing sensation Conor was signed by Parlophone Records and won MTV's Brand New for 2012 award.
Conor Maynard tour dates
Taking her name from the My Fair Lady character, Eliza is the back-to-basics singer-songwriter of soulful pop music whose antics are making a stark impression on the UK music scene. She's been making music since the age of 10, growing up listening to old Motown, hip-hop and pop music to become the embodiment of the modern-day diva. Scoring top 40 singles in 2010 with 'Skinny Genes' and the no.5 hit 'Pack Up', she returns in 2013 with 'Big When I Was A Little', a reminisce song of music, culture and fads she lived through in her childhood, including the cassette single (which the song is being released on!).
Eliza Doolittle tour dates
First coming to main prominence in 2012 with her self-composed song 'Last Night' on ITV's The X Factor, Lucy went on to reach 9th place in the competition, and 2nd place in her category. Since then she's continued to grow a devoted fanbase through her busy live schedule and three top 40 chart albums. With a unique style of acoustic folk and pop, Lucy mixes humour, talent and honesty to create her own fresh sound. She has also created some epic Adele-esque anthems.
Lucy Spraggan tour dates
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Venue: first direct arena
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Bookings: 0844 248 1585
Disabled Bookings: 0844 248 1585
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
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