Fans of James Arthur are gearing up for the Saltburn-born music star’s homecoming gig at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

Having released five albums since shooting to stardom when he won the X Factor in 2012, James Arthur will be back on Teesside for a night of some of his biggest hits.

It’s expected he will perform some numbers from his new album Bitter Sweet Love, released in January, and a host of tunes from his back catalogue, when he takes to the stage in Middlesbrough.

He will follow a host of support acts, with McFly taking to the stage directly before James Arthur.

A not-yet-confirmed local artist will take to the stage first, at 5.50pm, followed by Lauran Hibberd at 6.15pm and McFly at 7.05pm.

The Northern Echo:

Arthur will eventually arrive on stage at 8.30pm and is expected to perform for just under two hours.

Here is the full 18-song setlist expected on Friday night, based information from a gig in Berlin earlier this week.

  • Bitter Sweet Love
  • Blindside
  • Empty Space
  • Can I Be Him
  • Comeback Kid
  • Sermon/Ready or Not
  • Falling Like the Stars
  • Rewrite the Starts
  • Naked
  • My Favourite Pill
  • Train Wreck
  • A Thousand Years

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