Virgin Media has today announced that Craig David, will be performing an intimate, free gig at St Mary’s Stadium on Thursday 10 October to celebrate the launch of Gig1 – the UK’s fastest home broadband offering.
The Southampton born super-star, who wrote his debut album ‘Born To Do It’, including chart toppers 7Days, Fill Me In and Walking Away in the city, will return to perform his iconic TS5 set for Virgin Media in a bespoke venue built within the stadium grounds, allowing fans to get up close and personal.
The performance celebrates the switching on of Virgin Media’s gigabit broadband service, which launches in Southampton today, with residents being the first to benefit from the UK’s fastest broadband speeds.
Virgin Media’s Gig1 is now available to around 100,000 homes in Southampton with another major UK city set to follow in the coming weeks. As broadband data use increases tenfold every 7 years, this service provides the connectivity needed for future applications like 8K streaming, cloud gaming and virtual reality telepresence.
Tickets to the gig are available to anyone living in the Southampton area and customers of Virgin Media via a ballot system, which opens at 10.00am on Monday 30th September.
To enter and get filled in on all the details, visit www.virginmedia.com/GigGig
Craig David said: “I’ve been a Saints fan all my life so to play a gig at St Mary’s Stadium to celebrate bringing my hometown the best connection in the UK, thanks to Virgin Media, is amazing. I have nothing but fantastic memories in Southampton and I hope this night will be unforgettable for everyone.”
Jeff Dodds, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Media, said: “By launching Gig1 in Southampton today, we’re giving our customers the chance to walk away from the broadband troubles in their lives and experience next-generation connectivity. With access to the UK’s fastest home broadband – 20 times faster than average – households in Southampton can do everything they want to do online, at the same time, without delay.
“To celebrate this milestone moment in a city that means so much to us, we’re bringing our partnership with Southampton Football Club together with Craig David – one of Southampton’s most iconic superstars. We know our customers and local residents will love this unmissable show, so be speedy in getting your hands on those tickets.”
Craig David presents TS5 for Virgin Media on Thursday 10 October at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, doors open at 18:30.