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Some big names have graced the stage at Kingsholm in recent years, and it was Jess Glynne’s turn on Saturday. And she didn’t disappoint, with the crowd on their feet from the opening seconds in what was a superb set.

The crowd were nicely warmed up by Jay Prince and Izzy Bizu, but it was Jess who the crowd were waiting for and she took to the stage to a massive ovation.

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She got the crowd going right from the very off as she launched into ‘Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself’ before following up with the song which which she achieved massive success with Clean Bandit – ‘Rather Be’.

The pace didn’t let up in what Jess described to the crowd as her ‘biggest solo show’. Her voice, so familiar to fans worldwide, translated superbly to the live environment and the 14,000 plus crowd lapped it up.

As well as her own repertoire, she unveiled an impressive cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Tears Dry On their Own’ which went down a storm on an evening when even the weather looked down favourably on Kingsholm.

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The hits kept on coming, the crowd loving the likes of ‘Ain’t Got Far to Go’, ‘Right Here’ and, as dusk set and phones were waved aloft by the crowd, ‘Take Me Home’.

A blistering version of Chaka Khan’s ‘I Feel For You’ took things up another notch just when you thought it wasn’t possible, before rounding off with a rendition of ‘Hold My Hand’ which had just about everyone in the stadium singing along as well as dancing.

It was a fitting way to end a great evening’s entertainment.

The evening was further proof of what a superb venue Kingsholm is for music as well as rugby – and it doesn’t stop here! Next Sunday, Lionel Richie will entertain another full house – it’s going to be amazing!

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