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Sat 15 Nov, starting at 3pm
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Join us to get Christmas under way at our Christmas Lights Switch-On!
Join a festive parade from Babington Lane and then enjoy a variety of entertainment on the Market Place stage, leading up to the best switch-on event around 6pm. Timings are as follows;
3:30pm Dino and Pete open the show on the Market Place
3:35pm - Belle Ayres Choir
4pm - Vetches
4:25pm - Jamie Joseph
4:30pm Parade begins
4:55pm - Mike Dignam
5:20pm - Naughty Meg and the Christmas Elves
5:35pm - Lucy Spraggan
6pm - Christmas Lights turned on!
More about our line-up
Vetches are a 3 piece pop/electronic/rock band hailing from the city of Derby. The three lads (Jamie Thompson, Lee Cooper and Seb Bois) formed in April 2014 after spending 6 months together in the studio writing and recording.
Mike Dignam is a singer-songwriter from the North-West of England who has been writing, recording and touring his own music for the past five years. In 2013 he supported Lewis Watson, Gabrielle Aplin and Lawson on sell-out UK tours and entered the iTunes singer-songwriter chart at number 5 with his EP ‘Live. Love. Sing.’ 2014 has already seen Mike writing with Jake Bugg, Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini), Sam McCarthy (The Kooks) and Nick Atkinson (Gabrielle Aplin). He has toured with ‘Tich’ on her UK tour and was the sole support on ‘5 Seconds Of Summer’s’ sold-out, 8-date UK tour and their tour of Australia.
Jamie Joseph is an upcoming 24-year-old soul singer and songwriter. His music and song writing has been inspired from growing up in a black working class area of Derby. Citing the influences of Motown and Stax Soul, Jamie brings a refreshing youthful twist to his music, which is a way for him to talk about the emotions and situations we all face in life. The last two years have seen Jamie constantly gigging up and down the country. He has recently performed on the UK national ‘Soul Acoustic Tour’, with the likes of Josh Osho, Terrie Walker and Shakka.
Lucy Spraggan is a musician who was born in Buxton, Derbyshire and attended the University of Derby. She describes her music as 'A-Flop', a mixture of acoustic, folk, and pop. Many people will know her from her audition for The X Factor in 2012, when she performed her own composition, 'Last Night'. She was the first contestant in the show's history to score a Top 40 single and album before the live shows even aired with her independently released album Top Room At The Zoo
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