EIGHTIES blue-eyed soul idol Paul Young will lay his hat in Rugby for the Christmas lights switch-on and a special concert.
The Brit Award-winner and singer of 1983 hit Wherever I Lay My Hat will push the button on the town’s festive decorations on Sunday November 22 in the town centre.
Later that evening he will take to the stage at the Benn Hall to perform classics such as Love of the Common People, Come Back and Stay, Everytime You Go Away and Oh Girl.
The switch-on event, starting at 11am, will also see a funfair, Christmas market, family entertainment, Santa’s Grotto, local bands, a Choir Idol competition and a fireworks display.
Throughout the day there will be plenty to keep the little ones occupied with Punch and Judy, balloon modelling, bouncy castle, face painting, Santa’s Grotto and a funfair, including a Ferris Wheel.
Rugby First Managing Director Aftab Gaffar said: “Christmas is an extremely important time of the year for local retailers and the Christmas light switch on is just one of the ways Rugby First in partnership with other organisations is bringing people into the town centre and encouraging them to shop local.
“The Paul Young concert is building on the success of the Scouting for Girls and The South concerts earlier this year. In bringing big name performers into the town centre, we can help boost the night-time economy and also attract new visitors.”
Tickets for the concert are on sale now at £18 from the Benn Hall website (www.bennhall.co.uk) or by calling 01788 533719.
Visit www.rugbytowncentre.co.uk or call 01788 569436 for further information on the Christmas light switch-on.