FORMER X Factor winner James Arthur is heading for Carlisle.

The singer will play the city’s Sands Centre on Saturday, October 26, as part of his Up Close and Personal Tour.

Details of the gig have emerged on the back of his successful appearance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesbrough on Saturday and as speculation grows about his involvement in the much-talked-about X Factor All Stars series.

Tickets for the gig will go on sale at 10am on Friday.