Peter Andre announced as headliner for Southport BID’s bumper Christmas Switch On event

1st October 2019

Southport BID are excited to announce that Peter Andre will be coming to Southport to switch on this year’s Christmas lights!  The reality and TV star will be coming to the town on the 17th November to perform and formally switch on this year’s brand new lighting scheme.

Peter Andre is an accomplished global media star prominently known for his successful music and television career. Peter hit a peak in his music career during the 1990’s when he became the sixth highest selling artist in the UK. He had numerous number one hit singles, two number one albums and toured all over the world collecting a multitude of national and international awards along the way.

With many TV shows and appearances under his belt and with his Celebrating 25 Years tour now completed, the rest of the year sees Peter taking part in Grease: the Musical as well as many more amazing projects, before coming to Southport to switch on the lights and to perform for crowds of over 6,000!

The star will head up a line up that will also include Wet WetWet and Liberty X singer Kevin Simm, who won the Voice UK in 2017 and 80’s Liverpool legend Sonia.   The annual event, funded by BID levy payers, has grown each year, with a spectacular day of entertainment bringing visitors from throughout the region.

The BID will be putting on an exciting day of entertainment, fairground rides and street performance to ensure families can stay and enjoy the festivities all day.  Expect a Starkidz show, with your favourite Ice Queen followed by CBeebies headliner, Sid.  There will be entertainment from local pantos and performers throughout the day until the main show at 4pm.  TV presenter and former Heart Breakfast DJ Joel will be hosting throughout the afternoon.

Sarah Rodriguez, the BID’s Event Coordinator hopes this year’s line up will bring the biggest crowds yet, “The last two years have seen crowds in excess of 5,000 for the main event making us one of the biggest switch on events in the region.  We have had some great acts and we are really excited to have Peter Andre coming to Southport so we can try and top the last two years! There is a full day of entertainment planned so we hope families will make a full day of it and spend time in the town centre, enjoy lunch in the town’s great restaurants and enjoy the atmosphere”

The big switch on will reveal the BID’s new lighting scheme for 2019 along with the spectacular light show tree and will be topped off with a stunning firework display.

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