Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at JLS gig

Foxer will headline the Acapulco stage at Icebreaker 2018. Picture by Josh Holgate.

Foxer take aim with their Slingshot for Icebreaker

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They’ve come a long way since coming second in the X Factor in 2008, and this was JLS arriving in the big league.

Thousands of fans went to the Matterley Bowl near Winchester to catch them on their stadium tour and although hundreds didn’t make it in time because of horrendous tailbacks (it took us four hours from Portsmouth), those that did get there weren’t disappointed.

The boys played a great set with all the hits and a few surprises.

Jessie J’s Price Tag and the Backstreet Boys’ Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) both made unexpected appearances.

Better For You from the Outta This World album, seemed to wake up the tired and wet crowd.

She Makes Me Wanna was a popular choice, as was Beat Again.

The quartet sung well and the exhilarating dance routines were polished and neat, as were Aston, JB, Marvin and Oritse.

But the reverb on such tracks such as The Club Is Alive detracted from the vocals.

My daughter Mea said One Shot was her favourite. Their encore was the slowy Everybody In Love and this went down a treat.

Support came from Alexis Jordan and Olly Murs.

It was chaos leaving the venue, making our way across mud soaked fields, but all in all, it was a great night.