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Christmas Pop Concert Ticket Announcement

Monday November 14 2011




TICKETS for Barnsley's Christmas Concert which are part of a new-look for the light switch on festivities are being issued on a first come, first served basis.

Barnsley Council will set up a distribution point outside Topshop, on Cheapside, this Saturday (November 19) from 10am to 3pm.

There will be 1,800 tickets up for grabs, for free, and they will be issued a maximum of two tickets per person on a first come, first served basis.

Last week, we reported how the council has launched a new look Christmas Light Switch On Event - with a new format and ticketing being added.

The Christmas Concert at The Metrodome (on November 25) will feature Amelia Lily (X factor - 2011 - AWAITING CONFIRMATION); Lloyd Daniels (X-Factor 2009); Chelcee Grimes, who has been pipped as one of the UK’s brightest emerging talent.

It will also feature Irish pop act Boulevard, who supported Boyzone on there most recent tour; Vida, a girl band mentored by JLS and Twenty Twenty who have supported The Saturdays and The Wanted.

The official light switch on will take place on November 23 at 6pm and the switch will be flicked by the Mayor, Coun Karen Dyson and Bob The Builder, who will be doing shows at 2pm and 5.15pm.

There will be a firework display after the switch on. This will be followed by a Christmas party for young people at Escapade between 4.30 and 8pm.

** The council has given We Are Barnsley 50 tickets to giveaway, so we can save some WABers queuing. To enter, go here **

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Reply Posted by Sam Everard on Monday November 14 2011 at 13:56
I would like to win some tickets as my kids really want to watch it n ther is 5 of us so not sure how I'm going to get that many tickets thanks xxxxx

Reply Posted by Lisab on Monday November 14 2011 at 14:27
How much will they be a pair? Will under 5's go free?

Reply Posted by Booooga on Monday November 14 2011 at 14:33
I think this part gives it away.....

There will be 1,800 tickets up for grabs, for free

Reply Posted by Dannysephton on Monday November 14 2011 at 14:35
good way to start the festivities for a change

Reply Posted by Julie998 on Monday November 14 2011 at 18:40
do children under 5's need a ticket aswell???

Reply Posted by Deborah Hubbard on Monday November 14 2011 at 19:01
do you NEED a ticket we only go for the lights switch on not the music

Reply Posted by Chloe white on Monday November 14 2011 at 19:52
i think this year is better at least we dont get crushed on and there would only be a certain amount of people let in if you want to go and see the lights turned on go and stand down in the town there will be no lights near the metrodome

Reply Posted by Michelle Azrael Key on Tuesday November 15 2011 at 12:38
These tickets are free and also take a friend along if u need more tickets for families :) i think its a crap idea anyway so i wont be going, it used to be u could watch the lights and walk around town while listening to the music, now only 1800 ppl will get to hear music which is rubbish, i expect ppl r going to be queing from early hours for these tickets so sleeping bags and hot flasks at the ready lolol

Reply Posted by Ju Nurse1 on Tuesday November 15 2011 at 14:54
not good if ur a single parent wi 2 kids!!!!! who gets to stay at home??? not fair at all