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Britney Spears: Preston Park, Brighton

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 6 August 2018

WHAT HAPPENS IN Vegas no longer stays in Vegas, as Britney Spears confirmed when her hugely successful, long-running Las Vegas residency show Piece of Me made its British debut at Brighton and Hove's annual Pride festival. An instant website-crashing sell-out when it was announced six months ago, the 36-year-old diva's first UK tour since 2011 has been one of the most eagerly awaited pop events of the year. But, perhaps inevitably, this opening night fell short of feverish expectations.

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