HUDDERSFIELD popstar Nikk Mager is to perform a home town gig at the McAlpine Stadium with his Phixx band.
Nikk, 19, from Greetland, formed Phixx last year with Andrew Kinlochan, Mikey Green, Chris Park and Peter Smith.
They were the competitors who failed to get into now defunct boy band One True Voice on TV show Popstars: The Rivals.
Phixx will perform as a support act for Blue at the McAlpine Stadium on Saturday, July 31.
Also performing will be Girls Aloud! and Darius.
After months busily writing and recording songs in London and going on a promotional tour, former Huddersfield Grammar School pupil Nikk is delighted to be coming home.
He said: "It has just been confirmed to us. I can't believe it. It will be amazing to perform at the stadium 10 minutes from home, with bands like that. It will be brilliant."
The band's recent success should help quash rumours that the band's label, Concept Records, was dumping them.
The rumours circulated in April, but were rubbished by the company.
The band have not been disheartened and their third single, Wild Boys, will be released on June 21.
Nikk said it has a rockier feel than the band's first two songs, Hold On Me, which hit 10 in the charts last October. and Love Revolution, which got to 13 in March.
He said: "It is still in the 80s vein, but edgier. The video is also toned down, not a mini-movie like the first two.
"One of them got banned for being too raunchy, so we decided not to take the risk this time!" added Nikk.
He added that the band's Duran Duran-inspired sound had proved a success.
He said: "It's been great, because we have got to write quite a bit ourselves.
"The style has worked well for us. It has set us apart and really got a good reaction."
The full extent of the band's work will be showcased in late July and early August, when their debut album is released.
It has no title yet, but Nikk says it will feature some of the 80s-style music and a "few surprises".
He added: "We are all really, really excited about the album. Sometimes I can't believe we are doing what we do, performing on TV, doing live shows. I just thank my lucky stars."