This is the 2013 lineup, you can find the Preston Christmas Lights Switch On 2014 line up here
The line-up for Preston’s Christmas Lights switch-on has been confirmed.
From 5.30pm on Saturday 16 November thousands of shoppers are expected to congregate on the Flag Market to see live performances and the lights come on.
Performers will include The Feeling’s frontman Dan Gillespie Sells, Australian pop songstress Gabriella Cilmi and a host of local acts.
Fifteen acts are to perform on the Flag Market stage before the lights are turned on around 7.30pm.
Free parking is being provided at the Bus Station car park from 12noon.
Mark Whittle, from Preston Business Improvement District who co-ordinate the lights switch on, said: “We recognise Christmas is one of the most important times of the year for traders and the BID is doing everything it can to ensure we get people in to enjoy Christmas in Preston.
“The Christmas Lights Switch-On is a hugely important event for the city, not only does it signify the official start of the festive shopping period, but it brings everyone together to celebrate something exciting.
“Our Switch-On event is widely regarded as the best in Lancashire and is right up there with similar events in many of the country’s major cities. We’ve worked hard, with partners, to secure a really strong mix of talent.”
More than £110,000 is being invested in the city centre in the run-up to Christmas, including an ice rink and Christmas Market taking place on the Flag Market.
The lights switch-on will be hosted by Glen and Lorna from Real Radio’s breakfast show.
Full line-up of who else is appearing available below:
Preston Singer/Songwriter, recently completed a national tour
Recently entered the top 40 with their single, embarking on nationwide tour in 2014
Hotly tipped to be the UK’s next big band, with a major deal lined up for 2014
Preston’s guitar hero, synonymous with his “guitar plucking” style of playing
Female vocal-harmony group, stars of Britain’s Got Talent
Preston’s coolest indie covers band, in high demand across the county for their electric performances
Crowd-pleasers and regular performers at the Switch-On, a three-piece vocal harmony group
Connor & Nina
The Winners of the Katy Holmes Trust, Preston’s Got Talent Competition
What do you think of the line-up for the Christmas Lights switch-on? Will you be going?