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The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars as they travel the length and breadth of the country on the 2017 audition tour.

The team will be searching high and low, bringing the auditions directly to you in their hunt for singing sensations. So if you think you could be the next Matt Terry, Louisa Johnson, One Direction, Little Mix or Olly Murs, or know someone who you think could be, now is the time to come along and showcase your vocal talent.

Acts are advised to turn up early to be sure to grab a slot as the Mobile Auditions are on a first come, first served basis.

All any budding hopefuls need to do is turn up on the date and time specified. If they impress The X Factor team with their vocals, they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of the X Factor judges, when the judges’ auditions take place in summer.

The hit show has uncovered some outstanding talent across the years. To date, One Direction have sold more than 70 million records worldwide, Olly Murs released four multi-platinum albums with his fifth 24 Hours being recently certified platinum, while Little Mix’s fourth album Glory Days is now the longest reigning No.1 in the UK since the Spice Girls' debut album Spice. In 2016, three of the four British lead acts to chart at No.1 in the UK singles chart were discovered by The X Factor – Zayn, James Arthur and Little Mix. Last year’s winner Matt Terry is currently working on his debut album, after his charity winner’s single When Christmas Come Around debuted at No. 3 in the Official UK Charts.

The X Factor will return to ITV later this year. Fans of the show can follow all the action via @TheXFactor on Twitter and Instagram and on

The X Factor Auditions dates are as follows –


To be announced in the coming weeks – keep an eye on for updates


More dates to be added with full venue and date information to be found on

Sunday 29th January - SUNDERLAND

LOCATION: The Point Sunderland Holmeside, Sunderland SR1 3HY

TIME: 12-6PM

Sunday 29th January - YEOVIL

LOCATION: Quedam Shopping Centre, Vicarage Walk, Yeovil, BA20 1EX

TIME: 10AM – 5PM

Monday 30th January - EXETER

LOCATION: Princesshay Shopping Centre, Paris Street, Exeter EX1 2JB

TME: 10.30AM – 5.30PM

Wednesday 1st February - MURTON

LOCATION: Dalton Park Retail Park Church Street, Murton SR7 9HU


Wednesday 1st February - TORQUAY

LOCATION: Union Square shopping Centre, Union Street, Torquay TQ1 3UT

TIME: 11AM – 6PM

Thursday 2nd February - DARLINGTON

LOCATION: Cornmill Shopping Centre Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NH

TIME: 10.30AM-5PM

Saturday 4th February – MIDDLESBROUGH

LOCATION: Hillstreet shopping centre Middlesbrough TS1 1SU

TIME: 10AM-5.30PM

Saturday 4th February – PLYMOUTH

LOCATION: Drake Circus Shopping Centre, 1Charles Street, Plymouth PL1 1EA

TIME: 10.30AM – 5PM

Sunday 5th February – YORK

LOCATON: 1331, 13 grape Lane, YO17HU


Sunday 5th February – FALMOUTH

LOCATION: The Poly Cinema, 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG

TIME: 10AM – 4PM

Sunday 5th February – INVERNESS

LOCATION: Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, IV2 3PP


Monday 6th February – NEWQUAY

LOCATION: WTW Lighthouse Cinema, King Street, Newquay, TR7 1AA

TIME: 10AM – 4PM

Monday 6th February – ELGIN

LOCATION: St Giles Shopping Centre, 121 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1EA

TIME: 10AM – 5PM

Tuesday 7th February - DONCASTER

LOCATON: Frenchgate Shopping Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster DN1 1SW


Tuesday 7th February – ABERDEEN

LOCATION: Union Square Shopping Centre, Guild Square, Aberdeen, AB11 5RG

TIME: 11AM – 6PM

Wednesday 8th February - CHESTERFIELD

LOCATON: Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, 21 Vicar Ln, Chesterfield S40 1PY


Thursday 9th February - GUERNSEY

LOCATION: Market Place Shopping Centre, The Market Building, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1HF

TIME: 10AM – 4.30PM

Friday 10th February – DUNDEE

LOCATION: Overgate Shopping Centre, Dundee, DD1 1UQ

TIME: 11AM – 5PM

Saturday 11th February – PERTH

LOCATION: St John’s Shopping Centre, King Edward Street, Perth, PH1 5UB

TIME: 10AM – 5PM

Saturday 11th February - SHEFFIELD

LOCATON: Sheffield City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA


Saturday 11th February - JERSEY

LOCATION: Jersey Opera House, 3 Gloucester Street, St Helier, JE2 3QR

TIME: 1.30PM – 6PM

Tuesday 14th February – KIRKCALDY

LOCATION: Mercat Shopping Centre, High Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1NJ

TIME: 11AM – 6PM

Wednesday 15th February – STIRLING

LOCATION: The Thistles Shopping Centre, Goosecroft Road, Stirling, FK8 2EA

TIME: 11AM – 5.30PM

Friday 17th February – EDINBURGH

LOCATION: Waverley Mall, 3 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ

TIME: 10AM – 6PM

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We regularly have a number of vacancies at Overgate, both within our retailers and for the centre, each listing will confirm how to apply. Good luck with your job search.


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