Saturday November 30th from 12 noon, will see a whole host of entertainment in St. Johns and the town centre, with the lights being turned on at 4.45pm. In previous years crowds have gathered early to be sure to get a place at the front of the stage to enjoy the entertainment and get a glimpse of the stars!
There are plenty of things happening from 12 when Father Christmas, Rudolph and the Snowman will all be making an appearance (costume characters). Don’t miss the amazing Parkour and Free Running Team Street Monkeys with their out of this world stunts. There will be face painters and costume characters to appeal to the little ones, and make sure you have your place near the front of the stage for the ‘Superheroes
The Dynamos, the leading ladies of smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, will make a special guest appearance at the Christmas Lights Switch On and Show in Blackpool on Saturday 30 November.
2011 MAMMA MIA! International Tour Cast – photos by Brinkhoff
Helen Hobson (Donna), Nadine Cox (Rosie) and Louisa Lydell (Tanya) will perform two songs from the smash hit musical ahead of MAMMA MIA! International Tour’s exclusive UK Summer Season at the Blackpool Opera House, opening in June 2014. This will be the only UK venue outside of London to host the worldwide hit musical next year. The Dynamos will perform Dancing Queen and Helen Hobson will perform The Winner Takes it All at the Christmas Lights Switch On and Show.
The Dynamos will be appearing alongside a huge line-up, including stars from X Factor and Britain’s got Talent such as Jai McDowell, Giles, Kitty, Chris Maloney and many more. Georgia May Foote, Coronation Street’s Katy Armstrong and Tom Lister, and Emmerdale’s Carl King will be on stage for the Switch On.
Eileen Ormand, Blackpool’s Town Centre and BID Manager, said, "We are thrilled to have the Dynamos joining in this year’s spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On and Show.
"The show is packed full of Reality TV stars and is set to be our biggest and best show yet in St John’s Square. Everyone knows and loves the songs from MAMMA MIA! so make sure you are in St John’s Square on Saturday 30th November to sing along and to see the amazing show and don’t miss the Dynamos!”
St John’s Square in Blackpool town centre has never seen so many celebrities packed into one amazing show.
The free event is crammed full of TV stars from some of the nations’ favourite reality shows and soaps and will be headlined by Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote, better known as Katy Armstrong in the soap along with Tom Lister, Carl King from Emmerdale.
Britain’s got talent winner Jai McDowell whose powerful voice is sure to warm the crowd will join Katy and Tom in pressing that all important switch to light up Blackpool’ town centre Christmas Lights.
Britain’s got talent winner Jai McDowell and Brian Rose the WBO International and British Boxing Champion will also be joining and Katy and Carl in pressing that all important switch to light up Blackpool’s town centre Christmas Lights.
There is a plethora of stars from Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor lined up to entertain everyone. Giles Potter, Distracted, Kitty, Steven Hall, Chris Maloney, Next Of Kin, Mr Zip…. The list goes on and on!
Also performing will be Kevin Simm from Liberty X and local acts Boomin and Redd.
Stop press! Also now added to the bill are Christopher Maloney & Next of Kin from The X Factor plus girl duo Distracted. They’ll perform alongside a host of stars from the X factor and Britain’s Got Talent, plus Kevin Simm from Liberty X will sing his latest song.
All the Rock FM presenters will be on stage to host the event, Hywel & Jamie from the breakfast adventure said, “we can’t wait to launch Christmas in Blackpool, the show’s going to be amazing – and we guarantee to make it snow when the lights get switched on!”.
Eileen Ormand Blackpool’s Town Centre and BID Manager said “Working with RockFM, Blackpool BID has really pulled out all stops to make the Christmas Light’s Switch On an event to remember.
"If you love the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, if you adore Corrie and Emmerdale, you must come down to St John’s Square on the 30th of November. We have a fabulous variety of entertainment and there is something for the whole family and yes we guarantee it will snow! This is an event everyone will be talking about afterwards, so don’t miss out!”
There are loads of things happening in the town centre from 12 noon when Father Christmas, Rudolph and the Snowman will all be making an appearance. Don’t miss the amazing Parkour and Free Running Team 'Street Monkeys' with their out of this world stunts.
There will be face painters and costume characters to appeal to the little ones and make sure you have your place near the front of the stage for the ‘Superheroes Dance Off’
More exciting announcements to follow, so stay tuned to 97.4 Rock FM, or visit www.rockfm.co.uk for further information
Other artists include Kevin Simm of Liberty X fame, Kitty, Giles Potter and Scott Bruton who have all had their brush with fame in the X Factor, plus The Mend, Mr Zip, Stephen Hall and Olivia Archibald who people will remember from the TV show, Britain’s Got Talent.
We will also have entertainment from local acts REDD and Christmas favourites Boomin! All of course hosted by Rock FM’s favourite presenters!
Blackpool Christmas Switch on is in association with O2
Tom Lister, Carl King from Emmerdale
Georgia May Foote, Katy Armstrong from Coronation Street
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