5ive To Headline Xmas Lights Switch On

St Helens Council has announced the acts for this year’s Christmas lights switch on event which are sure to ‘make you get down’ to Victoria Square on Saturday 18 November.

Nineties boyband 5ive will headline this year’s show which is once again expected to attract thousands of visitors to the town centre.

The ‘Keep on Movin’ stars will be joined by comperes Leanne Campbell and Dave Kelly from Radio City 96.7’s breakfast show, with the event kicking off at 4pm.

The event, in conjunction with NSPCC, will also see brief interviews with some of the town’s most inspirational figures, including Chris Lamb, founder of the nationally-recognised Chocolate Orange Challenge who is organising a “Making A Difference” charity celebration (Friday 15 December)
at St Helens Town Hall. And Pride of Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award winner, George Mathias, whose “Run With George” campaign has raised thousands for Alder Hey and has raised the profile of the charity by running with stars including John Bishop, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher
and Beth Tweddle.

The event will host a wealth of local and regional talent including Over the Rainbow competition winners Broad Oak Primary School Choir; up-and-coming acoustic guitarist, Matty Lamb; charity choir, the Choir With No Name, and many more.

The full programme & timetable for the St Helens Christmas Lights Switch On in conjunction with the NSPCC has been announced. The event takes place in Victoria Square, St Helens Town Centre on Saturday 18th November.

4:00pm Radio City intro

4:05pm Broad Oak Primary School

4.10pm NSPCC (Q and A)

4:15pm Salvador

4:20pm Chris Lamb chris lamb (Q and A)

4:25pm Paisley Kerswell

4:30pm Lydia Higham

4:40pm Sing Out

4:45pm Brothers Of Mine

4:55pm Cameron Ashall

5:00pm Amy Fullagar

5:05pm Saints (Q and A)

5:10pm Sky Lights

5:15pm Father Christmas

5:20pm Matty Lamb

5:25pm Rainhill High

5:30pm Bethan Jhugroo

5.40pm The Choir With No Name

5:45pm MD Productions Dance Group

5:50pm St. Helens Theatre Royal (cast of panto)

6:00pm Pride of Britain award winner – George Mathias (Run With George)

6:05pm Girl Talk

6:15pm Alisah Bonabra (X Factor)

6:25pm Build up to switch on

6:30pm 5ive

7:00pm Event Finishes

Gary Maddock, St Helens Council’s Town Centre Manager said: “This year’s Christmas lights switch on promises to be an absolute cracker, featuring the very best local and regional talent, plus fantastic national acts.

“We’ve managed to put together an excellent night of entertainment for all the family to enjoy – so why not come along to Victoria Square on Saturday 18 November for a sing and a dance, and celebrate the countdown to Christmas in style!”

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