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X Factor 2018 tickets: Get to watch the auditions and judges live!

X Factor 2018 audition tickets, venues and dates

The X Factor has ditched the ‘rooms’ and will return to arena auditions for the upcoming 2018 series.


This year, The X Factor will be heading back to the arenas for the auditions.

Bosses last switched the format in 2016, going back to the rooms.

Now they’ve changed their minds again, with the next series set to feature only arena auditions.

ITV said: “We’re getting out of the room, and back into the Arena!

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for the acts who come to audition, so why not pair up the biggest performance of their lives an incredible Arena atmosphere in front of thousands of people… and the Judges of course.”

Tickets to be in the auditions are available now for free from Applause Store


Auditions will take place in London on the following dates…

X Factor audition tickets, dates and venues

Wembley Arena, London
Wednesday, July 18
Thursday, July 19
Friday, July 20

As yet the judges for this year’s series have not been confirmed.

But with the first auditions filming in just a few weeks’ time, an announcement is imminent.

What has been confirmed is that Louis Walsh has quit alongside Nicole Scherzinger, while Sharon Osbourne will only appear at the live shows.

Creator Simon Cowell will return to The X Factor for the new series with three new fellow judges being announced in due course.

Rumours range from former The Voice UK coach Kylie Minogue to One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson.


Craig David and current BGT judge Alesha Dixon – who was a guest judge on X Factor last year – have also been tipped to take part.

Plus, it’s been suggested that former judges Rita Ora and Tulisa may well be back.

Meanwhile, if you want to audition for The X Factor this year there is still time.

The age limit is 14 once again with auditions closing in July.


As always, solo singers, groups and duos can all audition and as long as you’re old enough there aren’t really any other restrictions.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes you can apply right this second on the ITV website HERE.

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