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JLS to play Carlisle's Bitts Park

Top boyband JLS will play an open-air concert on a star-studded bill in Bitts Park, Carlisle, this summer.

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JLS.... not my cup of punk rock, but hey hoy.

Don't they announce headline acts each year and often they change last minute or just fail to turn up ? Or is that just my perception ?

Nice if they do turn up, about time the young people of the city (and surrounding areas) get some more current pop stars etc.

Posted by PaulM on 19 March 2012 at 14:51

James O - we could always get erm, Status Quo

Posted by Derek on 19 March 2012 at 13:13

Glad to see they've got a date set - I'll put it in my calendar just to make sure I don't forget to totally avoid Carlisle on that day.

JLS who?

Posted by Derek on 19 March 2012 at 10:58

Perhaps whitehaven could take a feather out of their cap and get a descent group to play at whitehaven festival,instead of erm,status quo and erm status quo and erm oh ye katherine somthing or other,lets host for the majority's taste not just the minority.

Posted by James O on 19 March 2012 at 09:19

"the yearly firework display that costs a fortune!"

Cumbria County Council collects about £200 million in Council Tax and Carlisle City Council collects about £7 million.

The fireshow costs between £30,000 and £40,000.

Out of £207,000,000 of council tax, £40,000 is not a fortune. In fact it represents 0.02% of Council Tax collected.

Posted by Anon on 18 March 2012 at 20:10

@ Dave, I annualy complain about the fire show.

Posted by Cheesy Cheester on 18 March 2012 at 19:01

"the gay pride were not allowed to use the bitts park,"

This is a lie. Can you show me any evidence? No, of course not. You made it up. The organisers decided to use a smaller venue because they didnt think they could fill the park.

Posted by Jim on 18 March 2012 at 18:53

You can't please everyone all the time but I think that this is a great thing for the city. It will bring people into the city who will spend money even if it is just for the day i'm sure the retailers and publicans will not object. It is also a great opportunity for the young people in the city to experience their favourite music live. At the end of the day if you dont like JLS then dont attend but let those who do want to attend enjoy the day.

Posted by CUFC Loyal on 18 March 2012 at 15:28

Love all the complaints about council tax, yet nobody ever complains about the yearly firework display that costs a fortune!

Posted by Dave on 18 March 2012 at 13:04

well whats the difference between this music event and the gay pride,mr councillor. the gay pride were not allowed to use the bitts park,there had to use the Hilltop hotel,out of the way,the childrens park was near by.the childrens park is still there,and this music event gets the go ahead.

Posted by adam irving on 18 March 2012 at 09:09

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