AS the news that Jessie J is performing at Alnwick Pastures in July hit the streets, reporter Helen Millichamp spoke to ticket-buyers at the Alnwick Playhouse to get their views.
LISA Protheroe, 43, from Eshott, is going to the event with her family.
“We are all thrilled about it. It is great that she is coming and the Pastures has proved to be a really good outdoor venue. We are going as a family and my girls absolutely love her.”
MARY Mole, 22, from Alnwick is going to the concert with friends.
“I think it is great. It’s something worth going to. Everyone I know is going to it.
“If you live in Alnwick you have to go, nothing else happens in the town.”
DIANE Latto, 47 from Amble.
“I think it’s a really good that she’s coming and it’s nice to get some bigger stars performing here.
“I think it will be a great atmosphere and it’ll be the first time I’ll have gone to a Pastures concert.”
PAULA Oman, 46, from Hadston.
“I’m not the biggest fan of her music but I came last year for Status Quo and the atmosphere was just brilliant.
“It’s the whole experience, it’s great and it’s on my doorstep.”
HANNAH Amaira, 24, from Alnwick and her friends will also be there.
“It’s more for young people and it’s much better than Status Quo and Jools Holland, it’s a bit more upbeat. I’ve been every year and the atmosphere is great, everyone just has a bit of fun.”
THE Gazette also asked people for their thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.
On Twitter @StevenBridgett said ‘got mine and the mrs’s tickets booked. Should be a good night.’
@BAdvertiser: ‘The Berwick people on here and Facebook are going crazy for it! Been statuses about it all evening- great for the region!’
@Sportpix999: ‘Jessie J playing at alnwick...now thats the sort of thing the town needs!!’ and ‘Respect to 10cc, status quo etc, but this is the real thing!’
@carljohnjohnson: ‘i think it will be gr8 4 our town! Hopefully this is the start of bigger things 2 come maybe our own little festival 1 day.’
On Facebook the comments weren’t quite as positive.
Lorna Stewart: ‘I am not too pleased, I find her a lady gaga wannabe and highly irritating.’
Pauline Woods Scally: ‘well the kids like her....’
Anne McFall Elliott: ‘Someone said they’d heard it was gonna be bryan Adams...disappointed now!’
Vince Hope: ‘Great coup for the castle. I think the concert will reach out to the young people of Alnwick. Well done! I’m sure it’ll be a roaring success.’