Burnley all set for big lights switch-on

Amelia Lily will be helping switch on Burnley's Christmas lights
Amelia Lily will be helping switch on Burnley's Christmas lights

Burnley is gearing up for its Christmas Lights Switch On extravaganza.

X Factor finalists Amelia Lily and Luke Friend will be flicking the switch as they top a star-studded bill on Sunday.

The fun starts from noon with street entertainers, stilt walkers and fairground rides. Nickelodeon favourites The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in town meeting their fans in Charter Walk Shopping Centre at noon, 1pm and 2pm while Father Christmas and his sleigh will also be making an appearance with help from his friends at Padiham Rotary Club. The stage show, which starts from 3pm, will feature artists including Janet Devlin and Kingsland Road from the X Factor and from Britain’s Got Talent, Jai McDowall, Harry Mondryk, James Smith, Bailey McConnell and Gabz. Up-and-coming girl band Tiger Heart will also be performing.