Free Radio Live 2018, Birmingham's Genting Arena - review and pictures

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What a night! Some 15,000 fans packed the Genting Arena to see the stars at Free Radio Live in Birmingham.

On arrival you could tell from the atmosphere that it was going to be some night.

The lights went down the crowd screamed as Clean Bandit were first up

They played hits including Solo (ft Demi Lovato) which the crowd sang back in fine voice which was pretty amazing.

Next up was the lovely Paloma Faith dressed in a tracksuit with a scarf and rather large hat.

Playing hits like Loyal the the fans knew every word and it was another faultless performance.

Years & Years were next and I was blown away with their set as they played King and If You’re Over Me even though Olly Alexander admitted he wasn’t feeling great.

Rudimental also proved to be crowd-pleasers before

Anne Marie the graced the stage. She kicked off her set with Ciao Adios followed by Rockabye.


Olly Murs had the crowd like putty in his hands. With his slick moves, amazing songs and smooth talking Murs was in the building proving to be a pure entertainer.

New York singer songwriter Bebe Rexha is becoming a firm favouite in the UK and Meant To Be and Me Myself & I got the crowd excited.

Following Bebe Rexha was Rak-Su from X Factor and I Want You To Freak was awesome live.

Headlining the bill was the mighty James Arthur, and earlier in the night while doing press shots, James went to meet crowds and have photos with them and doing selfie shots with the young crowd.

2018 Free Radio Live was amazing as always.

By Martin Dunning


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