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X Factor's Joe McElderry to turn on Blackpool's Christmas lights

Date Posted: 03/11/10

X Factor's Joe McElderry to turn on Blackpool's Christmas lights

X Factor winner Joe McElderry is set to headline a special concert as part of the turning on of Blackpool's Yuletide Lights.

The pint-sized Geordie will perform at St John's Square on Saturday November 13th, with the venue also being turned into a winter wonderland.

Those booking Blackpool hotels for the event will be able to see new all-girl band Wonderland, local rock group Boomin' and five-piece girl group P5.

Entertainment will begin at 14:00GMT, with visitors being able to take in the town's 40ft Christmas tree and multi-coloured lamps and baubles.

Natalie Wyatt, head of visitBlackpool, said: "We are really excited to have Joe here to switch on the lights."

"This year the Christmas lights will be brighter and fresher than ever before, showcasing sparkling snowflakes and chandeliers," she added.

McElderry currently sits at number three in the UK album chart, with his debut effort Wide Awake falling behind Michael Buble and Kings of Leon in the countdown.

Posted by Louise Millard

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