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East 17 and Max George to Headline Carlisle Christmas Lights Switch-On

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Much loved UK pop band East 17 and boyband favourite Max George will headline Carlisle’s Christmas Lights Switch-On event on Sunday 17 November.

One of the most popular bands of their generation, East 17 sold nearly two million records and the same number of singles in the UK alone and worldwide have sold more than 18 million records. Mixing up hip hop, r&b and pop into their own style, the group had huge hits such as ‘House of Love’ and ‘Let It Rain’.

Max George

Max George is a British singer, TV personalist and actor. A former member of the boy band, The Wanted, he landed his first acting role in the sixth series of the USA TV series Glee.

Local dance groups and school choirs will join celebrity acts at this year’s event, hosted by ITV Britain’s Got Talent, Barbara Nice.

The Christmas Lights Switch-On event will also be a showcase of local community groups and performers including local singer Joe Hurst, Rocket Theatre School and Studio A Dance.

The star-studded Christmas Lights Switch On stage will be in place in the city centre pedestrianised area, outside the Old Town Hall, between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Organised by Carlisle City Council, it will provide a packed family entertainment programme, to suit all ages.

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman will trigger a galaxy of Christmas lights in the city centre at 5pm. The Christmas Lights Switch-On is part of Carlisle’s countdown to Christmas.

Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr John Mallinson, said: “Preparations are well underway for our Christmas Lights Switch-On event. As well as local performers, we also have some headline acts. It’ll be an event not to be missed.”

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