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Sun 22nd Jul at 7:30pm
Key 103 Live 2012
@ Manchester Arena, Manchester
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Key 103 Live 2012: One Direction + Little Mix + Tulisa + Alexandra Burke + Taio Cruz + Will Young + Rizzle Kicks + Cover Drive + Professor Green + Labrinth + Alyssa Reid + DJ Fresh
Key 103 follows up its hugely successful 2011 Jingle Ball with Key 103 Live 2012 - an all star summer time pop concert.
See www.key103.co.uk/key103live-2012-lineup for further information.
Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne were brought together at the bootcamp stage of The X Factor 2010, going on to take third place in the final behind runner-up Rebecca Ferguson and the eventual winner Matt Cardle.
The boys went on to established themselves as the biggest, most exciting and in-demand band in pop music worldwide, releasing four globe conquering albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012) and Midnight Memories (2013) and Four (2014), topping charts across the world and generating hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young" and "Story of My Life".
Zayn Malik brought upset to millions of fans when he announced his shock departure in March 2015. However, Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam continue on as a four-piece.
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Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall became Little Mix in 2011. They have sold over 7 million records, had two UK No.1 singles and two platinum albums ‘DNA’ and ‘Salute’.
As well as a successful arena tour they have been the recipients of both a Cosmo Ultimate Woman Award and a Glamour Women Of The Year Award. With over half a billion YouTube and Vevo views worldwide, they’ve also successfully become one of Britain’s greatest exports with massive tours in the US, Australia and Japan – breaking the Spice Girls’ long-held record of highest debut US chart position for a UK girl group in the process.
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N-Dubz singer and X Factor judge, Tulisa has also launched a solo career. With a number of massive hit singles and albums under her belt as part of the UK urban trio, she's already experienced massive success, and with her new status as the nation's sweetheart, her solo career looks set to be even bigger.
Tulisa tour dates
Alexandra Burke grew up in North London and is the daughter of former Soul II Soul lead singer Melissa Bell. Influenced by classic soul singers and contemporary heroes such as Mariah Carey and Beyonce, the three-time BRIT nominee rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008.
Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. Burke’s first album, Overcome saw the release of her subsequent number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You. In 2011 she embarked on her first solo tour and was invited by Beyoncé to support her I Am... Tour. Her second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released in June 2012 and 2014 sees the release of her third studio album.
Alexandra has also received acclaim for her portrayal of Rachel Marron in the sell-out run of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End.
Alexandra Burke tour dates
Producer, songwriter and singer Taio Cruz is one of the hottest name in British RnB. Having worked with Omar, Nitin Sawhney, Wookie and Will Young, he released his debut album, Departure, in early 2008 on Island Records, seeing it go to number 17 in the UK album charts.
Taio Cruz tour dates
Will Young originally shot to fame after winning Pop Idol 2002, but has since gone on to defy the critics by releasing four multi-platinum selling albums, being voted the UK's Favourite Artist twice and receiving critical acclaim for hit singles such as Leave Right Now and All Time Love. His bluesy, soulful voice, mature song writing and undeniably good looks have made him a national treasure and one of the UK's best-loved artists.
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Harley Alexander-Sule and Jordan Stephens are two of the most exciting young talents to emerge in 2011. Their debut single 'Down With The Trumpets' sold over 250,000 copies and hung around in the Top 10 for a month, and the duo have already been nominated for 3 MOBO Awards. Their debut album is a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92.
Rizzle Kicks tour dates
Barbados' hottest export since Rihanna. They take their influences from a range of genres including pop, ska and rock, they have created a unique blend of pop music influenced by their Caribbean roots, which they have dubbed 'Cari-Pop'.
Cover Drive tour dates
One of the UK's best freestylers/rappers, Professor Green (real name Stephen Manderson) made a name for himself as a battle MC from Hackney, East London, winning the prestigious freestyle night 'Jump-Off' twice in a row, which brought him to the attention of talent scouts and The Streets band member Mike Skinner. Littering his lyrics with wry pop culture references, a sharp sense of humour and honesty, Professor Green has produced and collaborated with a host of musicians, including Lily Allen.
Professor Green tour dates
Since featuring on, and producing, Tinie Tempah's 'Pass Out' and 'Frisky', the singing, songwriting and producing phenomenon Labrinth has rapidly become one of the most significant emerging artists of the past 18 months. Originally from Hackney, east London, Labrinth is the youngest of nine musically gifted siblings. He discovered his talent for music by going to the local studio whilst still at school. Making beats at the age of 13 and playing guitar and keyboards by 15, Labrinth is completely self-taught.
Labrinth tour dates
Young Canadian singer/songwriter who came to prominence through a Youtube performance that she posted of her own interpretation of the Justin Bieber hit 'One Less Lonely Girl', written from a girls perspective and retitled 'One More Lonely Boy'. This cleverly reworked song had already attracted over 200,000 Youtube hits and resulted in her signing with Wax Records.
Alyssa Reid tour dates
DJ Fresh (aka Dan Stein) is fast proving to be the game changer for crossover drum & bass and dubstep in the UK. His career to date includes being a principal member of d&b legends, Bad Company, label boss for the Breakbeat Kaos imprint (which helped break Pendulum) and he's worked with artists ranging from the Pet Shop Boys to DJ Shadow.
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Venue: Manchester Arena
Enquiries: 0161 950 5000
Bookings: 0844 847 8000
Disabled Bookings: 0161 950 5229
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→ Manchester Victoria 0 min walk