Line up revealed for Lancaster Christmas lights switch on

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Boy band Five will be joining the line-up at this year’s Christmas lights switch on in Lancaster.

Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, and Scott Robinson, of Five, will perform on The Bay Stage shortly before switching the lights on.

Hundreds are expected to attend the annual show on Sunday November 20 which is hosted by The Bay radio and Lancaster’s Business Improvement District.

Five (5ive), who are known for hits such as Everybody Get Up and Keep On Movin’, formed in 1997 and sold 20 million records worldwide.

“I look forward to the Lancaster switch open every year, it’s such a buzz to host it and the line-up this year is incredible, I can’t wait to sing-a-long to Keep On Movin with the lads from 5ive,” said Danny Matthews, host of The Bay Breakfast radio show.

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm, and the stage show will end at around 6pm. There will be entertainment from 2.30pm on the day on The Bay Stage.

The line-up also includes Kevin Simm, a former Liberty X band member who went on to win BBC talent show The Voice, Lancaster’s own soul man, Paul Akister, who was an X Factor finalist in 2014, British boy band Road Trip, Thomas Teago featuring Fazer (from N Dubz),Jack Morlen, local band Lancaster Bombers, Morecambe singer Stuart Michaels and Stagecoach Theatre School in Lancaster

There are two additional viewing areas as well for shoppers on Horseshoe Corner, junction of Penny Street and Market Street and New Street behind the Lancaster Museum.

Joining Five for the switch on will be Scott Durant, a Lancaster Olympian who won gold at Rio, Santa and one of the children who has raised the most for CancerCare in their annual Santa Dash. (See more on Santa Dash on page 17.)

An estimated 10,000 people attended last year’s Christmas lights switch on which saw headliners Bucks Fizz and Lemar take to the stage.