X Factor winner Matt Cardle planning Real treat in Sheffield

X Factor winner: Matt Cardle to play a Real Radio Intimate Performance at Winter Garden, Sheffield.
X Factor winner: Matt Cardle to play a Real Radio Intimate Performance at Winter Garden, Sheffield.
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X FACTOR winner Matt Cardle will perform a special one-off concert for a select few at the next Real Radio Intimate Performance in Sheffield, it was announced today.

The Star has got 20 money-can’t-buy tickets to be won in the paper on Saturday.

Fans can also win tickets by listening to Real Radio. But there’s no other way of getting in to the show at the Winter Garden, on Tuesday, January 31.

The When We Collide chart-topper is about to embark on a 23-date tour of the UK but fans were gutted when promoters missed out on a Sheffield date.

He turned on the Christmas lights at Meadowhall and promised The Star he would make every effort to play in the city this year.

And he’s keeping his word after Real Radio teamed up with Sheffield City Council and the Mercure St. Paul’s Hotel to stage this exclusive acoustic show.

Matt, won the X Factor 2010 and went straight to number one with his debut single, When We Collide, will peform, tracks from his eagerly-awaited debut album, Letters, which outsold records by Arctic Monkeys, Professor Green, Nicole Scherzinger, The Saturdays, The Wanted and Pixie Lott in 2011.

Letters this week smashed through the 300,000 UK sales barrier to earn a coveted platinum disc.

It features the Gary Barlow- penned hit single, Run For Your Life. New single, Amazing, is out early next month.

Steve South, managing director of Real Radio Yorkshire said: “Matt has proved to be a real troubadour musician and a top performer.

“This is a great opportunity to see an artist who before very long will be filling arenas across the country and to see just why Matt Cardle really has got the X Factor.”

* Listen to Real Radio to win tickets on 106-108fm and visit www.realradioyorkshire.co.uk

* Also see The Star on Saturday, January 21, 2012.