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HomeTown Headline As Cookstown Begins Christmas Countdown

13 November 2015

HomeTown, the latest boy band to emerge from Louis Walsh, will headline at this year’s event to mark the countdown to Christmas in Cookstown.

The most recent act to be created by former X Factor judge, Louis Walsh, will take to the stage at the Christmas lights switch on (Thursday 26th November), when Paolo Ross, co-host of COOL FM’s Breakfast Show comperes the evening organised by Mid Ulster District Council.

HomeTown's first single ‘Where I Belong’ went straight to number one in Ireland, becoming the fastest selling single from a debut act and the fastest selling single from an Irish artist in 2014. Their second single’ Cry For Help’ also went straight to the top of the charts and their third record launches on 20 November, just in advance of their appearance in Cookstown.

The six piece vocal group, made up of singers from the four corners of Ireland, were chosen by Walsh from almost 2,000 young hopefuls and he spent over two weeks mulling over his decision before settling on the final six members - Cian Morrin, Dayl Cronin, Dean Gibbons, Josh Gray, Ryan McLoughlin and Brendan Murray.

The current Tyrone Rose, Victoria McNamee, and some of the cast of this year’s panto ‘The Wizard of Oz’ which will be in the Burnavon in January, will also perform, while street stalls, free face painting and balloon modelling as well as a host of Christmas and Cartoon characters and circus performers, will keep the kids amused as they wait for Santa to arrive. 

Santa will join Hometown on stage just after 7.30pm and together they will press the magic red button to light up the streets of Cookstown.

Mid Ulster District Council would like to remind motorists that road diversions will be in place and William Street will be closed to through traffic on Thursday 26th November from 5.30 pm, re-opening at 9.30 pm.    

For further information on the Big Switch On 2015 contact The Burnavon Box Office on 028 8676 9949 option 1.

To find out about Christmas events across Mid Ulster, including light switch on events in Coalisland, Dungannon, Magherafelt and Maghera, click here.

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