Liverpool Christmas Lights Switch-on Sunday November 19 2006
The switch-on of Liverpool’s Christmas lights is set to be a musical extravaganza.
Spectators can witness an ITV/BBC showdown as three potential chart-topping Christmas acts go head-to-head on St George’s Hall plateau.
Liverpool’s X-Factor stars Eton Road and Raymond Quinn and Ricky Tomlinson, as Jim Royle, are headlining the spectacular music and light show, which starts at 5pm.
First up is Raymond with his version of ‘Ain’t That A Kick In The Head’ by Dean Martin. Eton Road immediately follow with the Abba song ‘Does Your Mother Know?’, with Jim Royle’s new single ‘Christmas My A*se’ ending a 20-minute blitz of possible Christmas No1 acts.
As the area around St George’s Hall and Lime Street comes alive with lights, the event will also feature trapeze artists, Christmas classics from Notre Dame Gospel Choir while TV’s ‘Just the Two of Us’ star and 08 Ambassador Mark Moraghan will duet with Neville Skelly.
The evening which celebrates 2006 Liverpool Performs, the fourth-themed year in the run-up to 2008, climaxes with a fireworks display off Wellington Column.
5pm – Show begins with Radio City DJ Kev Seed
5.02pm – Dream Candle Performance (silks trapeze artists)
5.10pm – Raymond Quinn – Ain’t That A Kick In The Head by Dean Martin
5.15pm – Eton Road – Does Your Mother Know? By Abba
5.20pm – Jim Royle – new Christmas single
5.25pm – Mark Moraghan and Neville Skelly
5.33pm – Notre Dame Gospel Choir – The Snowman and Winter Wonderland
5.44pm – Switch-on!
Please note the running order is subject to change. Any X-factor act voted off the competition this Saturday (18 November) are contracted to recording commitments on the Sunday.
Some roads in the area will be closed in the run-up to, during and after the event. Closures are as follows:
– William Brown Street (Lime Street end) – Saturday 18 November, 6pm to Monday 20 November, 8am
– William Brown Street (Mersey Tunnel end) – Sunday 19 November, 8am to 9pm
– London Road from Norton Street to Lime Street – Sunday 19 November, 4pm to 6.20pm
– Lime Street from Commutation Row to St George’s Place, Sunday 19 November, 4.30pm to 6.15pm