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Got a ticket for Gary Barlow at De Montfort Hall? We'd love your review of his Leicester gig


Are you one of the lucky few who managed to bag a ticket to see Gary Barlow at De Montfort Hall tomorrow night?

If so, we want your reviews of the show!

The Take That star, X Factor judge and national treasure created quite a buzz in Leicester when he announced in November he would be performing in the city.

De Montfort Hall's website crashed and its box office phone line was jammed as thousands battled to get tickets, which sold out within a couple of hours.

About 2,000 fans will watch the show tomorrow night, and bosses are expecting those with standing tickets to be queuing throughout the day.

We want to feature readers' reviews in the paper next week, so if you are going and would like to see your words in print, see the panel opposite for information on how to submit your piece.

While we're on the subject of one of the biggest stars in the country coming to Leicester, we thought we should quiz De Montfort Hall general manager Antony Flint on how staff were preparing for the visit.

Mr Flint told the Mercury: "The hall's got a great tradition of having big artists and it's nice they want to come here.

"We work with all sorts of artists all year round so it's relatively ordinary for staff to be meeting people in the public eye, although not always artists as big as Gary Barlow."

He's certainly a big name to kick-off 2013 – the venue's centenary year.

"I'll be around in the day, as I like to be there to make sure people are looked after, but I don't always meet the artists," he said.

Mr Flint conceded "there may be some truth" the female staff were just a little bit more excited about the star's arrival.

And fans who have got their hands on tickets are pretty fired up too.

"We've had a lot of interest and a lot of people writing in," said Mr Flint. "Lots of people have been asking if they can meet him.

"Ultimately, that's down to the artists and their management. We've passed all the requests on so it's down to them now."

Most artists who play at the hall apparently tend to arrive not long before the start of their show.

But maybe Gary might like to see the lights of Leicestershire beforehand, for example, the space centre, Bradgate Park or King Power Stadium?

"Who knows? There are some great places to go in Leicester."

And finally: Gary's rider requests?

"There's nothing unusual on it, I can tell you that. Apparently he's a very nice guy."

SEND YOUR REVIEW E-MAIL your review – of 200 words or less – to our newsdesk by 2pm on Monday. You can include a picture if you want to. Please include your full name, age, where you live, who you went to the gig with and maybe a bit about yourself and why you're such a Gary fan. And that's pretty much it! Send your reviews to: newsdesk@leicestermercury.co.uk

Got a ticket for  Gary Barlow at De Montfort Hall? We'd love  your review of his Leicester gig

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