Review: Little Mix, the Royal Highland Centre

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, collectively known as Little Mix, brought girl power back to Edinburgh on Friday night.

The Summer Shout Out Tour, a follow-up to this year’s earlier Glory Days Tour, had rocked a rainy Dundee the night before but proved to be the ultimate end of term party for thousands of Edinburgh fans.

The venue itself was evidently still recovering from last week’s Royal Highland Show, but thankfully, unlike the Dundee gig, Little Mix’s concert at the Royal Highland Centre managed to stay dry, with just muddy fields to negotiate.

Pop starlet Ella Eyre opened for the four-piece and was a standout act in her own right. Warming up the crowd with chart topping hits Ego and Waiting All Night, the star finished her set with her latest hit, Came Here for Love, a collaboration with Sigala.

With fans aged six to 60 gathered together, Little Mix took to the stage and opened with their latest chart topper, Power. The band were clearly delighted to be back in the Scottish capital, as Perrie Edwards told the crowd that the Edinburgh accent is “cutest I’ve ever heard”.

Much to the delight of glitter-coated fans, the group continued to play songs from the DNA album, including Wings and Change Your Life as well as hits from the Get Weird album like Hair and Black Magic.

Set, sound, costumes and staging were all slick with backing dancers and even fire blasts to keep things exciting – everything you’d imagine from the biggest girl band in the world.

After a quick costume change, the band finished their set with recent hits Touch and No More Sad Songs, with even the dads singing along with the encore, Shout Out To My Ex.

Words: Aimee Stanton

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