The stars come out to play for Key 103’s Jingle Ball Christmas pop extravaganza

By Lauren Maughan

Boyband hotshots JLS have been announced as the headliners on a star-studded line-up for Key 103’s Jingle Ball Christmas pop extravaganza.

The Jingle Ball, now in its sixth year, takes place on 1 December at the MEN Arena.

JLS will be joined on stage by Ed Sheeran, James Morrison, The Wanted, Pixie Lott, Tynchy Stryder and Dappy from N-Dubz.

Former X-Factor contestant Olly Murs and last year’s winner Matt Cardle are also on the bill.

Thousands of tickets have already been sold and station bosses believe this year’s line up is their best to date.

Key 103’s Mike Toolan explained: “Our gigs have become calendar dates that the people of Manchester look out for.

JLS are undoubtedly one of the biggest acts in pop in the UK at this time and their songs are one of the most requested on our playlist. Following the success of their performance at Key 103 Live this summer, we’re sure that the Jingle Ball is going to be one of the biggest and best gigs in Manchester this Christmas.”

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Tickets are £25 plus booking fee.

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