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Your chance to STAR at the Exeter Christmas lights switch-on 


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Thursday 16 November, Princesshay Square


Here’s your chance to light up the city!


Radio Exe and have teamed up to search for a performer or band to play in front of thousands at Exeter’s official Christmas lights switch on.


An exciting programme of live music and entertainment for the evening is being lined up. So do you have what it takes to join us?




You’ll need to:

  • Be 16 or over
  • Have your own equipment and instruments (unless you’re a solo singer)
  • Be able to play two songs suitable for a family audience
  • Show us you’ve got star quality by sending us a video of you performing
  • Be available from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 16 November

Radio Exe will play some entries on Live & Local on Sundays from 8pm.


Closing date: Tuesday 31 October, 5pm


We'll invite finalists to perform in front of judges at the Phoenix on Saturday 4 November, but your online entry will be considered even if you can't join us on that date.


The winner will be notified by Friday 10 November. Judges’ decision is final.  Good luck!




Email your details, Soundcloud, Youtube, Wetransfer links etc to:  and simply tell us why we should choose YOU to perform at Exeter's biggest Christmas event of the year!


(Please do not attach audio/video to the email as we cannot guarantee we will get it.)






T & Cs –

Star In Exeter specific Terms and Conditions

In addition to Radio Exe’s general Terms and Conditions, the following applies:

No cash prizes or payment, including travelling expenses to and from the performance venue, will be available

The winning agrees to provide all their own equipment, which will be in good working order, and fit for its purpose. You will perform the song(s) agreed with the organisers of Exeter’s Christmas lights, the Exeter Bid Company Limited.


To promote the event and the winning Act’s participation in it, Exeter BID request the Act submits publicity shots, and useful materials / accounts, including social media and is available (by arrangement) for PR opportunities should the opportunity arise. Your details will be passed to the Exeter BID’s PR partner, One Voice Media, for this reason. During the event, your performance may be filmed and/ or photographed by media and our own photographers / videographers. Any images / footage Exeter BID captures may be used for promotional purposes by the BID and its associated brand in future.

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