- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: Katy Perry and Lady Gaga headline Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball
- Date: 9th December 2013
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 7, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BAND, DISCLOSURE, TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) DISCLOSURE BAND MEMBERS AND BROTHERS, GUY AND HOWARD LAWRENCE, SAYING: GUY: "I don't think we realised the sort of, how much it would connect with a wide variety of people, and it shows in our shows now as well in that you all the kids and stuff who are just into it, and then you get, like, these kind of 35 to 40-year-olds who are there because they get this kind of nostalgia about the music from house and garage and they're like "oh yeah, this is like when I used to go out," and that's great, so I don't think we knew that would happen at all, even though we take our influence from all that older stuff we didn't know it was going to connect with such a wide variety of people." VARIOUS OF BAND, DISCLOSURE, TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) DISCLOSURE BAND MEMBERS AND BROTHERS, GUY AND HOWARD LAWRENCE, SAYING: HOWARD: "It still hasn't, I don't think. I don't think it ever will to be honest, it's been such a whirlwind this year, everything that's happened." GUY: "I think until we stop and have a break we'll kind of look back and go "that was a crazy time," but yeah, when you're in the middle of it you've just got to keep going."
- Embargoed: 24th December 2013 12:00
- Location: United Kingdom
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts
- Reuters ID: LVA8BKMPYDA073MESQ1GSMN5PPV3
- Story Text: Christmas came early as a selection of the biggest stars in pop music performed at London's O2 Arena last weekend (December 7/8) as a part of radio station Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball.
Saturday's show (December 7) was headlined by Katy Perry, who performed her latest hit, 'Roar', along with a selection of her other biggest singles, to the crowd of 16,000.
Lady Gaga headlined Sunday's show (December 8) performing a selection of hits including 'Applause' and 'Do What U Want'.
Former British X Factor finalist Olly Murs kicked off Saturday's proceedings playfully inviting fans to 'twerk' with him, in the style of Miley Cyrus, before performing singles including 'Dance With Me Tonight'.
BRITs Critic's Choice nominee Sam Smith took the stage alongside hitmakers, Disclosure, whose album hit Number 1 earlier in the year. Asked whether their rapid rise to fame had sunk in, they replied: "It still hasn't, I don't think. I don't think it ever will to be honest, it's been such a whirlwind this year, everything that's happened. I think until we stop and have a break we'll kind of look back and go "that was a crazy time," but yeah, when you're in the middle of it you've just got to keep going."
Others artists who entertained the audience included Tinie Tempah, boyband Union J, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks and last year's X Factor winner, James Arthur.
Jessie J opened Sunday's show performing hits 'Thunder' and 'It's My Party' in a suitably festive sparkling red leotard. Her performance was followed by appearances from Little Mix, Rudimental, Jason Derulo, Dizzee Rascal, The Vamps and John Newman.
Lady Gaga closed the show performing a medley of favourite hits including 'Bad Romance', 'Just Dance', 'Aura', 'Poker Face' as well as 'Applause' and 'Do What U Want' - tracks from her new album, 'Artpop'.
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