Manchester’s 2015 Christmas Lights Switch On event was a huge success.
The adored drive-time presenter Debbie Mac presented the event, which was produced in partnership with Key 103. The soulful voices of the exceptional MY foundation choir kicked off the show with a captivating and inspirational performance. Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley performed at the event in a festive crimson sequined frock, the actress also undertook an immensely glamorous Jessica Rabbit impression for the crowd. Fellow Coronation Street cast member Kym Marsh joined Tyldesley as the pair lit up the streets of Manchester by pressing the button in unison.
Pop rock band Scouting For Girls were also one of the main attractions at the Switch On event as they performed songs from their latest album ‘Still Thinking About You’. The band enthused the large audience with their inclusive and joyous musical style. UK R&B sensation Lemar performed singles from his new album ‘The Letter’, which was released on the 9th of October. Lemar’s distinctive and melodic voice graced those who came out to see the festive spectacle. Australian singer/songwriter Conrad Sewell was also in the musical line-up, as he celebrated the release of his debut album ‘All I Know’.
Manchester’s festive theatre productions brought a slice of Broadway to the event. Cast members from the Opera House’s production of ‘Cinderella’, members from the Palace Theatre’s ‘The Sound of Music’ and members from The Lowry’s ‘The Girls’ musical were present to give the audience a taste of each production. There was also a performance from the winners of The Printworks Street Dance competition.
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