Busted to play in Ipswich

CHART-TOPPERS Busted have confirmed they will playing an open-air concert in Ipswich.The East Anglian Daily Times revealed yesterdaythe band - fronted by former Framlingham College pupil, Charlie Simpson - were hoping to play a show at either the town's Christchurch Park or Portman Road football ground.

CHART-TOPPERS Busted have confirmed they will playing an open-air concert in Ipswich.

The East Anglian Daily Times revealed yesterdaythe band - fronted by former Framlingham College pupil, Charlie Simpson - were hoping to play a show at either the town's Christchurch Park or Portman Road football ground.

Now it has been confirmed Busted, who are tipped to be number one in the single chart tomorrowwill be playing a gig at Christchurch Park next year.

Charlie, who comes from Woodbridge, will be joined by bandmates James Bourne and Matt Jay for the concert on July 16.


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Tickets for the show, which is being promoted by John Hessenthaler Concert Promotions, will go on sale on December 1.

Confirmation of the gig is not only good news for the band's many fans in the region, but for 18-year-old Charlie himself.

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He was disappointed when a gig at Ipswich Regent was taken off their UK tour earlier this year and has regularly voiced his desire to play on home turf.

Speaking in the EADT about a gig in the town, he said: “That would be a real homecoming for me and I hope it can be sorted out. It would be fantastic.”

News of July's concert tops off a fantastic year for Busted, who have been enjoying constant success, including number one singles, a sell-out tour and an album that has been beaten in sales only by Coldplay.

Their latest single, Crashed The Wedding, was released this week and looks set to beat Britney Spears and Madonna to the number one spot in the single chart.

Meanwhile their second album, A Present For Everyone, is released on Mondayand promises to match the success of the debut, which sold more than a million copies.

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