Peterborough give’s Olly Murs the thumbs up as thousands turn out to city concert in the sun. ESP’s Mikey Clarke reports…


There’s nothing better than having a couple of cold drinks in the sunshine, with live music being performed in front of you.

That’s exactly what thousands of us did on Sunday June 2 at the Peterborough Embankment.

Around 15,000 people turned up to watch Olly Murs performing his hits, and the atmosphere was fantastic.

Olly entertained families with songs such as – Heart Skips a Beat, Troublemaker and Dear Darlin’ – currently number 6 in the UK charts.


The X-Factor star was also joined by support acts Ed Drewett, Tich, Stooshe, and Diana Vickers, who together made this a day to remember.

With Olly having graced our city, and with JLS performing on the Embankment in 2010, who knows what big names could be next?



Julie Fisher (53) from Werrington took her two children to see Olly Murs. The three of them knew all the words to every song, and danced through the whole performance.

Julie told me afterwards – “I usually have to travel to somewhere like London to take the kids to a gig. It’s been really refreshing having Olly just down the road. It meant I didn’t have to keep looking at my watch, worrying about missing the last train home.”


It was great seeing so many families at the event. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Excitement was in the air before the gates had even opened.

I had the pleasure of talking to Olly’s fans waiting to get onto the Embankment. I asked them what they loved about Olly Murs, whether they felt we had enough things like this in the city, and who they’d like to see perform in the city next.

See what they had to say on the video below.


We’ll have more pictures in the July issue of ESP out on June 27.

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Photos: Chris Brudenell for ESP Magazine

Video reporter: Lorenzo Monteforte for ESP Magazine [youtube id=”K4nU1GdJ3Jk” width=”600″ height=”350″]



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