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Snapped: Swindon Christmas Light Switch On 2013

inSwindon pulled out all of the stops to top last year's star studded switch on - and they certainly didn't disappoint! An assortment of weird, wacky and wonderful acts took to the stage to entertain hundreds of local residents gathered at Wharf Green. During the two hour long festive extravaganza; sporting heroes, pop stars and dancers came together to put on one almighty show, before Swindon's most celebrated resident did the honours and switched on the town centre lights. Up and coming BGT star Charlie-Anne kicked of the proceedings with a stunning rendition of last Christmas, before local double act Ethemia launched their campaign for Christmas #1. As always Colour the Atlas were on top form, performing a medley of chart toppers and original tunes. As the evening continued a broken legged, Josh Kumra hobbled onto the stage to perform hit single 'Don't Go'. Swindon Dance, who got the crowd moving with their high octane routines were shortly followed by some festive Bushtucker Trials with STFC players and the Swindon Wildcats. As expected, the crowd went into a frenzy when Jahmene Douglas (minus Nicole Scherzinger this year) appeared to push the big red button. Despite being on vocal rest, the Swindon-born star belted out several lines of 'Silent Night' before wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and starting the countdown.

Photos by Deborah J Coleman and Richard Wintle

inSwindon BID

inSwindon

inSwindon Town Centre BID Company is the Business Improvement District (BID) company, in charge of managing Swindon Town Centre.

Focal Point , 27 – 35 Fleet Street, Swindon, SN1 1RQ

Wharf Green Swindon

Wharf Green Swindon

Wharf Green is home to Swindon town centre events.

Canal Walk, Swindon, SN1 1LD

Calyx Multimedia

Calyx Multimedia

Picture and TV agency based in Swindon.

41 Churchward Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1NJ

The Brunel Swindon

The Brunel Swindon

The Brunel is the heart of Swindon shopping with over 110 shops including independent stores, cafes and eateries

Brunel Plaza, Swindon, SN1 1LF

Deborah J Coleman Photography

Deborah J Coleman Photography

Southwest based photojournalist and commercial photographer

Swindon and Cricklade Railway
Rudis Bar
Edge Swindon
Longs Bar
Roves Farm
Lydiard Park
Prime Theatre
STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway
Drive Tech
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Weather in Swindon - Sponsored by Swindon's Bus Company

Swindon's Bus Company - Weather Sponsor