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Fans get spun into a frenzy by JLS

Aston and Marvin from JLS

Aston and Marvin from JLS

The club was alive with the sounds of one of Britain’s best-selling boybands as JLS took to the stage at Lava Ignite in Preston.

The X Factor runners-up swapped singing for DJing, taking to the decks to the delight of 1,500 fans late on Saturday.

The appearance was a warm-down from a sold out gig at the Manchester Arena a few hours earlier.

The four-piece, whose hits include Beat Again and The Club Is Alive, burst on to stage with the energetic announcement: “Preston, if you wanna make party, make some noise!”

JLS arrived with an entourage of family all keen to support them.

Connor Merrygold, Aston’s younger brother said “It’s amazing. Words can’t describe it. They just get better and better, and they are selling out arenas at every tour, but I still just see him as my big brother, even though I’m taller than him.”

Marvin showed off his DJ skills to the buzzing crowd, which included his younger brother Jackson Humes.

Jackson said: “Marvin has been singing since he could talk. He’s worked so hard to become a singer and he never gave up. We are so proud”.

The crowd went wild for hits such as Tinie Tempah’s Miami 2 Ibiza, and Aston sang along to tracks such as Super Bass by Nicki Minaj.

Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan JB Gill and Oritsé Williams then finished their set with their own song, Everybody In Love, before Aston concluded: “Thank you Preston, we love you.”

Outside, Charley Holmes, eight, sister of 10-year-old Katy Holmes, who died from an inoperable brain tumour in January, got the chance to meet the idols.

 

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