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Former Stoke City goalkeeper Steve Simonsen

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14:08 20th May 2013

Former 'keeper lined up for fun-packed Britannia event

STEVE SIMONSEN has become the latest ex-Potters star to sign up the for the Stoke City Legends line-up to go head-to-head with a Celebrity XI, the Livsmarter Allstars, as part of the Britannia Stadium Big Event on Sunday 2nd June.

The former City goalkeeper has joined striker Mark Stein in confirming his participation in the game that features in the build-up to the undoubted highlight of the fun-packed occasion, a performance by pop superstars JLS in the evening.

The world’s biggest boy band will treat those attending the Big Event to a selection of their greatest hits, having had five UK number ones since they emerged as runners-up on the television reality show The X-Factor.

After five years of phenomenal success, JLS recently announced they will be splitting up at the end of this year, creating a clamour for opportunities to see them perform before going their separate ways, which is certain to be the case in the Potteries.

Their appearance will round off a fantastic Big Event, which is sponsored by Q-railing and Listers, one that includes the big match involving stars from the world of TV soaps test their skills against famous names from Stoke’s past.

Coronation Street stars Alan Halsall (who plays Tyrone Dobbs), Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth) and Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) will be among the big names in the Livsmarter Allstars line-up.

Running Order

11.00am – Funfair opens (North Car Park)

12.00pm – Turnstile open

12.00pm to 2.00pm – Live Music from local bands

2.00pm to 3.00pm – Dance Competition featuring 18 dance groups

3.00pm to 4.45pm – Stoke City Legends v Livsmarter Allstars match

5.00pm to 5.30pm – Dance Competition winners announced

6.30pm – JLS performance

* Tickets for the Britannia Stadium ‘Big Event’ are available online at or by contacting the Ticket Office Hotline on 01782 367599. Alternatively, they can be bought in person at the Britannia Stadium Ticket Office or at the Club Store in the Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley.

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