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Fusion Festival - Liverpool
Graham Clark, Features Writer
Take That
The Fusion Festival in Liverpool is held on the first week of September on Otterspool Prom. With the River Mersey on one side it makes for a scenic setting.

JP Cooper had a soulful voice and with tracks such as September Song and Passport Home he is building up a strong fan base. After doing various support slots he has a solo tour coming up this autumn.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie came out of Rudimental before starting her solo career, but things really took off for her when she joined up with Clean Bandit for Rockabye, the track that was the soundtrack for many this summer. She jokes that most of her songs are about her ex boyfriends but with her cheerful personality and good humour surely it is their loss.

The Vamps fresh from their spring arena tour delivered a storming set. I get the feeling that the band will still be around in 10 years time much like McFly. Can We Dance and Wild Heart are top class pop songs and they were all well received.

The Vamps
"Hello Liverpool, we want to hear your voices" says Gary Barlow as Take That arrive on stage.

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The band seem fresh, perhaps it is because the gig is a one off date?

Playing a greatest hits set, without any dancers on stage it seemed to be a more natural affair. With no distractions apart from some confetti cannons it was left for the band and songs to be centre stage.

When you hear their hits back to back, such as Shine, Greatest Day and Patience you realise how prolific they have been over the years. They even do the dance routine they performed on the video to Pray.

Rounding off with Rule The World and Never Forget it was pure class all the way.

Fusion Festival - Liverpool, 5th September 2017, 13:19 PM