Olly Murs in the mood to Party in Leeds

Caption: (From top); Olly Murs, girlband Stooshe, Blue and rising star A*M*E who will all be taking to the stage at this year's Party in the Park.

Olly Murs will be joining Scouting for Girls and Blue in taking to the stage at Temple Newsam Estate this summer as the latest performers for this year’s Party in the Park have been announced.

Organisers Leeds City Council and 96.3 Radio Aire have today revealed the trio will join fellow chart-toppers Stooshe and A*M*E in the line-up for the annual outdoor concert on Sunday 28 July.

Multi-BRIT Award nominee Olly Murs, who enjoyed major success with hit singles ‘Please Don't Let Me Go’, ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ and ‘Troublemaker’, will be taking to the stage alongside Scouting for Girls who return to Party in the Park for the first time since their memorable debut appearance in 2010, when their performance of hits ‘She's So Lovely’, ‘Heartbeat’, and ‘Elvis Ain't Dead’ proved one of the highlights of the day. After now completing a successful third album, the three-piece are awaiting a release of their greatest hits album later this summer.

Boyband Blue will be heading to Leeds as part of their continued comeback since reforming in 2009. The quartet enjoyed huge success with number one-selling albums ‘All Rise’, ‘One Love’ and ‘Guilty’ plus sixteen singles in just a four-year period before deciding to split up in 2005. Now back together, the group will be embarking on their first major tour in almost a decade later this year.

Girlband Stooshe enjoyed a successful debut at Temple Newsam last year and will be returning for more this July. The trio will be performing songs from their debut album ‘London with the Lights On’, which was released last week.

Rising star A*M*E spent two weeks at the top of the singles chart with, ‘Need U (100%)’ the Duke Dumont produced track she wrote and performed. She is 18 years old, from South London (via Sierra Leone) and has already toured with JLS, Rizzle Kicks and Olly Murs, to name a few.

Leeds City Council executive member for leisure and skills Councillor Lucinda Yeadon said:

“This year’s line-up for Party in the Park is looking really impressive with something for everyone to enjoy. Olly Murs is sure to put on a great performance, and Scouting for Girls are sure to get a great welcome as will Blue in their comeback.

“Stooshe and A*M*E will be keen to make their mark so together with the names to come it is shaping up to be another fantastic concert this year.”

Radio Aire Breakfast presenter Rich Williams said:

“This is going to be a stunning Party in the Park. It’s hard to know what the highlight will be on the day with great live performers like Olly Murs, Scouting For Girls and Blue all coming to Leeds.”, co-host Naomi Kent added “Olly Murs! Temple Newsam is in for a treat”

Tickets for this year’s Party in the Park, which is supported by official media partner the Yorkshire Evening Post, are available now and can be purchased online at www.radioaire.com/partyinthepark  or in person/by telephone from the city centre box office at The Carriageworks (0113 224 3801) or from Leeds Visitor Centre at the train station (0113 242 5242).

Tickets are also be available in person only from the Temple Newsam gift shop in the stable courtyard. Advanced car parking tickets are also available to purchase this year online and from the city centre box office.

Tickets are priced at £5 for Breezecard holders, £6.50 for LEEDSCard Extra holders, £8 for those with Leeds Active, LibraryCard and standard LEEDSCards and £10 for general admission. Discounted tickets for groups of friends/family members will also be available at £7 each for bookings of between five and 10 people. Children aged four and under will be able to attend free of charge although a separate ticket will be required.

For more information visit www.radioaire.co.uk/partyinthepark or call Leeds City Council’s events team on 0113 395 0891 or email events@leeds.gov.uk


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