Thousands of people packed into Milton Keynes Arena at Planet Ice to watch a terrific show from pop star Peter Andre on Saturday, co-organised by RGS Music to celebrate the city’s 50th birthday.
The doors opened 30 minutes earlier than scheduled exclusively for VIP fans to meet the chart topping star and TV celebrity of ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of Here’.
The show was hosted by local musician and celebrity Jamie Stimpson who kept the crowd entertained and dancing throughout.
Support acts included local girl Brooke Layla, who was on the last season of ITV’s The Voice Kids, electronic music artist Puzzle and the delectable Ella Shaw who all proved to be an incredible mix of talent leading up to the main event.
Peter Andre came on stage at 9.15pm and performed songs including ‘I Feel You’ and his most famous hit ‘Mysterious Girl’.
His set also took the audience through a musical journey spanning many decades of hits records along with some personal favourites of his own.
The services of local production giants IPS were employed to transform the ice rink in to a modern music arena with a huge stage and lighting structure.
The production crew also consisted of Piper Music Management who were involved in organising the only Will Smith concert to happen this year in the UK, Livewire Festival in Blackpool.
The pedigree behind this show made it an excellent experience not only for the thousands in attendance, but for Peter himself, who was blown away by the magnitude of what took place.
The Milton Keynes Arena was well equipped for an event of this scale with adequate food and drink outlets serving a broad range.
With a capacity of 3500, more events will be organised in the future bringing a range of live music, comedy and cultural events to Milton Keynes.