THE Vamps will be returning to Dorset in November and the boys have already made plans for their trip to the town.

Bradley Simpson, James Brittain-McVey, Connor Ball, Tristan Evans are preparing for a trip to the coast this autumn for their Greatest Hits Arena Tour, celebrating 10 years of The Vamps.

Growing up in Wimborne, James was a regular on the Bournemouth scene, making the band's trip to the town even more special.

He said: "It's always nice coming home. It's nice for my mates to come as well. They always come to a couple of the shows but there's something nice about them seeing it in Bournemouth."

Read more: Firefighters rush to oak tree in Bridport with 'significant' fire inside

The band will be playing at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) on November 30, a venue change from the Old Fire Station at which they performed last year.

James said: "My first ever gig was actually the BIC when I was like 12, and playing at the Old Fire Station was cool because that was one of my other first shows. So, I've kind of ticked off two places I used to go before The Vamps."

But it is not just James who sung Bournemouth's praises; Bradley, Connor and Tristan seemed just as fond of the town.

Bradley said: "We know Bournemouth very well because James used to take us joy riding around the streets.

"The fans welcome us with open hours. The last venue we did- the Old Fire Station- was really good. It's a very beautiful venue.

Read more: Record number of Dorset pupils now receive free school meals

"Fans are good in Bournemouth; they always have a good time."

The boys said their trip to Bournemouth will begin with a cream tea at James' family home, and will end with some of the town's nightlife.

They talked about clubs Cameo and Halo, and James jokingly said "rest in peace" when the now-closed Lost Gardens came into conversation.

Wherever they decide to go, the group will certainly be celebrating, with the tour set to mark 10 years of The Vamps.

Bradley said: "We've got 10 great years behind us but at the same time it feels like we're just getting started. We've still got a lot of ambition for the band moving forward. It's an exciting time.

"We want this to be the best tour yet."