Gates headlines switch-on event

Visitors to the ever-popular Derby Christmas Lights Switch-On are in for a treat on Saturday, November 19, when they can take a break from their shopping to be entertained by an array of super talented performers.

Headlining the event will be runner-up in the first ever, groundbreaking Pop

Idol, pop sensation Gareth Gates..

Co-headlining the event will be two of the stars from this year’s Derby Assembly Rooms pantomime Dick Whittington – Linda Robson from BBC’s Birds of a Feather and Mike ‘Squeaky’ McClean from Channel 4’s Big Breakfast and Richard An Judy.

Crowds will see Linda and Mike in the parade and then later on stage when they will be interviewed by Capital FM’s Dino And Pete.

Capital FM’s Dino and Pete will host the whole event and the onstage activity will kick off at 3.30pm.

There will then be all sorts of entertainment to keep the crowd entertained before the big switch-on at 6pm.