Stars shine at launch event

Singing legend, VIP guests and sell-out crowd make big launch go with a bang

Stars of stage, screen and sport were among guests at the VIP launch of the new £26million Barclaycard Arena. Together with a sell-out crowd of 14,000 fans they were treated to a spectacular show by Michael Bublé as the new-look NIA opened its doors for the first time. Celebrity guests including TOWIE’s Jessica Wright, X Factor contestants Jay James, Paul Akister and Lola Saunders as well as Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford and Rugby World Cup legend Austin Healey.

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  1. Michael Bublé launches the Barclaycard Arena
  2. Phil Mead, Diane Youdale
  3. Austin and Louise Healey
  4. John Lamb, Lisa Kennedy
  5. Tom and Amanda Lowe
  6. X Factor’s Lola Saunders, Jay James, Paul Akister
  7. Nick Owen, Vicki Beevers
  8. Stephanie Mayoh, Katy Poulsom, Rachel New
  9. Greg Rutherford, Susie Verrill