The Overtones To Switch On 2011 Ely Christmas Lights

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By elypeople | Friday, November 11, 2011, 09:29

The UK's hottest vocal harmony group, The Overtones, are the act booked to switch on the 2011 Christmas Lights in Ely, helping to illuminate the city on the evening of Friday November 25. Well known as the house band on ITV's 'Dancing On Ice', they will prove a popular choice.

The switching on of the Ely Christmas Lights is among the city's annual community highlights and last year 6,000 people braved the cold to enjoy the fun on offer.

This year nationally acclaimed five-piece doo-wop boy band The Overtones will be the highlight of the night, an appearance secured by Star Radio. "This is a great result for the Ely Christmas lights switch on this year," said the radio station's Managing Director Mark Peters. "The event gets bigger and better every year and we're pleased that we can bring such a high profile act to entertain the crowds."

While many will be delighted to see the appearance of The Overtones, other performers appearing on the night include Ely's urban music star Michael Smith, better known as Azubuike, plus dancers from the Feathers School of Dance and the Soham Fenlander Majorettes. The entertainment will be compered by the presenters of Star Radio.

The evening will also include a mix of street entertainment, from the traditional children's fairground rides to the many craft stalls. There will be the chance of an open top bus ride around the city to take a closer look at the lights, and of course Father Christmas will make an appearance too.

The Big Switch On takes place on Friday November 25, 2011. The entertainment starts at 4pm and continues through to 8.30pm, with the lights being switched on at 6.45pm.



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