JLS on The Embankment: Looking forward to the big event

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WITH just two days to go before JLS perform to thousands of Peterborough fans, The Guide takes a look at what else is in store for the big event.

Even though it will be Aston Merrygold’s group who grab all the attention, ticket-holders are advised to get their early to see an exciting support bill.

Gates to The Embankment open at 4pm on Sunday, with the acts running from 5.30pm to 9.45pm

Perhaps the most familiar will be Diana Vickers, whose vocal talent was originally brought to the public eye during 2008’s X-Factor.

The 18-year-old came fourth in the fifth series of the competition, but has since gone on to notch up a number one single with the track Once.

The talented teen has collaborated with musicians, ranging from Ellie Goulding and Nerina Pallot, on the recording of her debut album Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree, which also went to number one.

As well as working on her record Diana starred in the first major West End revival of Jim Cartwright’s multi award-winning play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

Diversity were the winners of last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, beating the much hyped Susan Boyle.

Their 2010 tour sole out in 24 hours and they’ll be performing a uniquely choreographed routine on Sunday.

Starting off the event will be three new acts The Score, RD and Alex Gardner

Scottish singer Alex, who supported Scouting For Girls on their UK tour, has already been compared to George Michael and a male Duffy, is currently working on his debut album,

Alex’s debut single, called I’m Not Mad, narrowly missed out on the top 40 earlier this year.

RD (Ruff Diamondz) are three young females hailing from London - Chronical, Troy and Martika, like their name they’re tough, raw, tender, and real and sparkle with a sound and attitude that’s exciting the industry right now.

Five-piece The Score have been doing lots of summer dates with JLS, and will prove why when they open Sunday’s event.

Tickets cost £28.50. Juveniles (under 14s) must be accompanied by, and be in the care of, an adult (18+).

Maximum of four Juveniles in the care of one adult. Children under five are not allowed access into the arena.

Buy online at www.gigantic.com or by calling 08712 200 260.

Concert-goers are advised to use the plentiful city centre car parks. All four of the Queensgate car parks will be open until 11.30pm to accommodate the JLS fans. As it’s a Sunday the parking will only cost £1.

n Don’t miss ET for an interview with JLS frontman Aston Merrygold and all the latest news on the big weekend concerts. Look out for a FREE colour picture souvenir supplement of the gigs in Monday’s ET.