JLS, Little Mix And Union J Announced For Ponty's Big Weekend 2013

Thursday, 21 March 2013 Written by Jon Stickler
JLS, Little Mix And Union J Announced For Ponty's Big Weekend 2013

A sensational line-up of chart-topping acts have been announced for Ponty’s Big Weekend this summer - all proving that Rhondda Cynon Taf has that magical ‘X Factor!

ImageRhondda Cynon Taf Council, and its partner Orchard Entertainment, have confirmed that JLS will be making a welcome return to Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, headlining the Saturday event - as well as two more of Britain’s top bands and performers. Also confirmed on the Saturday bill are Little Mix, and Union J, with more acts to be announced.

Now in its sixth consecutive year, Ponty’s Big Weekend is once again fast securing Pontypridd and the County Borough a prominent place on the national summer music festival scene.

Boy band JLS was the headline act at Ponty’s Big Weekend in 2010, performing in front of 7,000 fans after tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale to the public.

Back again in 2013, this time they are set to play in front of tens of thousands of fans at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.

JLS - made up of Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Oritsé Williams and JB Gill - first rose to fame as the runners-up in the fifth series of ITV’s The X Factor in 2008, coming second to Alexandra Burke.

Little Mix, consisting of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, made history by becoming the first group ever to win The X Factor. Their Winner’s Single, a cover of the Damien Rice hit 'Cannonball', shot straight to Number 1 in 2011.

Their follow-up single 'Wings' also reached Number 1, followed by 'DNA' charting at Number 3. Their debut album, also called 'DNA', reached Number 3 in the UK Album Chart.

Union J, also contestants on the ninth TV series of The X Factor in 2012, made it through to the semi-final stages. Mentored by Louis Walsh, the four-piece boy band became an instant hit, appearing on the recent The X Factor UK Tour alongside all other 12 series finalists. They will be releasing their debut single in June 2013.

Check back to Stereoboard for more updates. Details of Ponty’s Big Weekend Sunday bill will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out www.pontysbigweekend.co.uk for more information.

JLS Tickets for their headline show at Ponty's Big Weekend are on sale from 9am on Friday 22nd March, priced from £20.00. Click Here to Compare & Buy JLS Tickets.

JLS UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Sat July 20th 2013 - Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd
Sun December 1st 2013 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Mon December 2nd 2013 - The O2, Dublin
Wed December 4th 2013 - Capital FM Arena Nottingham, Nottingham
Fri December 6th 2013 - AECC, Aberdeen
Sat December 7th 2013 - Glasgow Hydro Arena, Glasgow
Mon December 9th 2013 - Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tue December 10th 2013 - Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, Sheffield
Thu December 12th 2013 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne
Fri December 13th 2013 - LG Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
Sat December 14th 2013 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
Mon December 16th 2013 - Brighton Centre, Brighton
Tue December 17th 2013 - BIC, Bournemouth
Wed December 18th 2013 - Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff
Fri December 20th 2013 - Leeds Arena, Leeds
Sat December 21st 2013 - The O2 Arena, London
Sun December 22nd 2013 - The O2 Arena, London

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