Celebrity to switch on Rugby’s Christmas lights revealed

Last year's event was popular with families
Last year's event was popular with families
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The celebrity who will switch on Rugby’s Christmas lights has been revealed.

Paul Young, an 80s pop singer, will kick off the town’s celebrations on Sunday November 22.

Paul Young will switch on the lights this year. Photo by David Jackson.

Paul Young will switch on the lights this year. Photo by David Jackson.

The musician was the frontman in Kat Kool & the Kool Cats before his solo success in the 1980s.

He is famous for such hit singles as “Love of the Common People”, “Wherever I Lay My Hat” and “Come Back and Stay”.

The switch-on event will take place from 11am to 5pm and will feature a fireworks display, funfair, food market, family entertainment, Father Christmas and tribute bands.

Last year more than 5,000 people attended the event.