Warm Blue Toon welcome for The Saturdays

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Peterhead was abuzz with music lovers on Saturday as thousands of people welcomed The Saturdays to the town’s Balmoor Stadium.

As well as the headline act, a number of support acts were also on stage.

Young Peterhead group Raw Stereo were the first to perform to an estimated 2,500-strong crowd.

They were followed by English rock band Kassius, who encouraged fans on the pitch to tweet their support for the group on their mobiles.

Seventeen-year-old Stephen Innes from Inverurie warmed up the crowd before The Saturdays came on stage. He wowed the audience with covers by Rhianna, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse before performing a song he recently recorded at the famous Abbey Road recording studios in London.

As well as The Saturdays, Stephen Innes has supported other huge names such as Beverly Knight and Sandi Thom, and is due to support Sophie Ellis-Bextor at the Fyvie Live event later this year.

The main act of the night came on stage shortly before 9pm.

The Saturdays sang some of their biggest hits, including “Ego”, “Issues” and “Just Can’t Get Enough”.

Event organiser George Walker was delighted with how the night went. Commenting on the evening, he said: “None of The Saturdays had been this far north before but I think they thoroughly enjoyed coming to Peterhead.

“A number of children from the Children’s Hospital in Aberdeen came out to Peterhead to meet the girls. The kids had a chance to get autographs and chat to the group.

“We were delighted to be hosting the event and we would like to be able to put on event like this again. The Saturdays coming to the town was almost like an experiment to see if it would work.

“We are going to have a de-brief with Peterhead Football Club to see how it went. But the crowd loved it and we’ve certainly had great feedback so far.

“A big-name act performing in Peterhead is a fantastic boost for the town. Around 2,500 people attended from Peterhead and the surrounding towns of Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly and also Aberdeen.

“One gentleman I spoke to had come up from London to see the show as he’s such a massive fan of The Saturdays and wanted to see them in a different venue.”