ITV BOSSES have announced the final of the ‘last-minute’ X Factor series will be at the Resorts World Arena in Solihull.
The final of X Factor: The Band – will take place at the arena on Sunday (December 15), with free tickets available.
Show guru Simon Cowell created the series in a matter of days, changing the talent show’s format to search for Britain’s ‘newest pop supergroup.’
Cowell joins Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger with industry experts Leona Lewis, Ella Eyre and Naughty Boy.
ITV has announced that other chart-topping artists are also set to perform on the show, but they are yet to be revealed.
Following ‘X Factor – Celebrities’, X Factor: The Band has run over this week since the first episode aired on ITV on December 9.
There will be four episodes in total, with further audition episodes on Wednesday 11 and Friday December 13 also filmed at Resorts World Arena.
It is rumoured the new X Factor format was brought forward, as former competition winners Little Mix recently agreed a talent search show with the BBC for the new year.
Ian Congdon, Head of Venue Sales at NEC Group Arenas said: “We’re delighted to be hosting X Factor: The Band at Resorts World Arena, and it’s really encouraging to see that increasingly more TV talent shows are being filmed outside of London.
“Birmingham is such a central and well-connected city which makes it great place to host talent from far and wide, and using a live arena audience creates an exciting atmosphere that translates onto screen for audiences at home too. Hopefully we’ll see some of the acts taking to the stage on Sunday selling out their very own shows at our arenas soon!”
Fans can apply for free tickets to be in the live arena audience on Sunday December 15 through the Applause Store.