A jam-packed programme of local talent is set to wow crowds alongside special guest Simon Webbe at this years Light Switch On!
Simon Webbe is a British Singer Songwriter from the North West best known as a member of boy band Blue before he embarked on a solo career.
The event is set to be a fantastic event that will showcase local talent. Darwen School of Music are providing amazing acts for the event such as Jacob Reddy, Bella Dearden, Paul Stuart Davies, Jason Kenny and Liam Allman.
There will be guest appearances from Emilia a singer/songwriter and former X-Factor contestant, the dancers and cast members from Pinocchio, this year’s pantomime at Darwen Library Theatre, the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, the big man himself – Father Christmas before special guest Simon Webbe takes to the stage.
Activity begins inside Darwen Market on 16th November with the Greatest Show & Interactive Theatre from 3pm. Then see the Stilt Walkers & Fire Dancers make their way on to Darwen Market Square for a circus inspired display to complement the entertainment on the stage from 4pm. There will also be fairground rides and stalls for you to enjoy and the whole event will be complete with a finale of fireworks set to music.
Cllr Phil Riley, Executive Member for Regeneration said;
“This is a popular event that is traditionally well supported and we expect this year to be no exception. This year the focus has been on making the event a platform to showcase our local talent alongside the headline acts which it looks set to do.”
“The event marks the start of a packed Christmas programme in Darwen that people can enjoy whilst they carry out their Christmas shopping and other festive activities!”
Darwen Town Centre Christmas Light Switch on 2019 is being brought to you with support from event sponsors Duckworth’s Estate Agents, who are investing into Darwen with the opening of their brand new Sales and Lettings Office within the Old Job Centre in 2020.