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 **