The Royal Highland Centre has secured the UK’s hottest boy band, JLS, for what is expected to be this summer’s biggest outdoor concert in Scotland.

JLS, who shot to fame on the 2008 series of the X-Factor, will be joined by special guest Olly Murs to entertain a 20,000 strong audience at the Centre on Friday 1st July.

This latest event signing follows close on the heels of the Scottish Car Show, an annual event for all car enthusiasts, which takes place on Sunday 17th July.

These two latest bookings cement a busy programme of events for the Centre with the Royal Highland Show, Gardening Scotland and the Independent Living & Easy Lifestyle taking place at the venue this summer.

Archie Glendinning, director of the Royal Highland Centre said:

“We’re delighted to have signed JLS for the Scottish leg of its tour.  They are one of the most sought after bands and I’m sure there will be no shortage of fans coming to the Centre for a great concert.

“The Centre is the perfect place for an outdoor concert with ample space and parking for visitors to enjoy good food, good music and a fantastic day out.

“Our summer programme is shaping up to be a time of fun and festivals with something for everyone at the Royal Highland Centre including JLS, the Scottish Car Show, the Royal Highland Show and Gardening Scotland.”

Upcoming events include:
•                    Gardening Scotland (3-5 June) – Gardening Scotland is Scotland’s national celebration of gardening and outdoor living. If you want to find the best plants, catch the latest gardening trends, find a designer to transform your own garden or ask the experts about anything from growing vegetables to keeping bees, then this is the one Show that you won’t want to miss. For tickets or more information, please contact: 0131 333 0965 or visit:

•                    Royal Highland Show (23-26 June) – bringing together the best of lifestyle pursuits, gardening and handcrafts this truly great show attracted over 187,600 visitors in 2010. Visit its website for more information –

•                    JLS (1 July) – Aston, Marvin, Oritsé and JB will be joined by special guest Olly Murs at the Royal Highland Centre for the Scottish leg of their tour. The group, who took the X-Factor by storm in 2008 will entertain fans with renditions of their six top ten singles and selection of hits from their two multi-platinum selling albums. To book tickets, call 08444 99 99 90 or

•                    Scottish Car Show (17 July) – This year marks the eighth annual car show at the Royal Highland Centre. This is an immensely popular event which attracted over 18,000 visitors last year. Working with media partner The Sun, organisers are confident that visitor numbers will surpass 20,000 in 2011.  This year’s attractions are expected to be bigger and better than previous shows and will include performance, import, classic, retro, Euro, JDM and American muscle with more to see than ever before, plus an array of stunt shows, fairgrounds, karting and much more. For more information, visit: or phone: 0141 416 0033