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  1. Perth Light Switch On 2019

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    The Brief

    We had the honour of being a part of the Perth Christmas Light Switch On 2019. This will be our seventh year collaborating with Perth City Centre on this amazing event. The city of Perth is famous for throwing amazing events for their community and visitors. And for that reason alone, we always aim to provide the very best live entertainment, acts, and entertainers in the UK!

    The Challenges

    As we mentioned before, this is our seventh year being a part of the famous Perth Christmas Light Switch On, and each year we have to step it up a level! Considering the success of last year’s event, which starred James Arthur and Pixie Lott, and with reports showing that over 90,000 people attended, we had the challenge of leveling up our range of live entertainment for this year’s event.

    The Solutions

    In order to maintain our reputation for providing high-quality live events, and to once again give people a unique, never seen before, memorable experience, we had to provide a concoction of live entertainment, Headline acts, performers and activities. We decided on a combination of throwback and current pop artistes, nostalgic and well-known entertainers and unique, out of the box interactive activities for people to enjoy. This way, kids, teenagers, and adults would all be entertained and excited throughout the whole event!

    The Results

    Old school chart classics from Atomic Kitten, a fantastic, feel-good set from Chico, and an energetic, folk pop, acoustic live set from Nina Nesbitt kickstarted the day. We had Dario G, N-Trance and Alice DJ putting people in a trance with their old school, pop party bangers. And we cannot forget about the hardcore electronic tracks combined with orchestral sounds of classical music that had everyone up and bouncing back in the day. Is there anyone who does not love the Clubland era?

    After winning the hearts of the audience last year, returning to host Perth Christmas Switch On again this year was none other than TV presenter Steven Mulhern. And for an extra special surprise, joining him on stage was the wonderful Lionel Vinyl, who never fails to get the crowd disco-dancing. Together they were a force to be reckoned with and the dynamic duo made sure the event ran smoothly and kept the audience entertained throughout!

    Like we mentioned before, in order to capture the interest of all ages, we had to bring a wide range of entertainment that everyone would enjoy. Therefore, it was no surprise that Basil Brush was surprisingly a crowd favourite not just for the kids but adults too. That is probably because there are not many childhoods in the UK that were not privy to the escapades of the UK’s most mischievous fox! The furry fox’s distinct buck teeth, posh accent and crazy, flailing tail had everyone in stitches for his whole set, and his Elton John finale was a classic! You really had to be there to appreciate how hilarious (and surreal!) the performance was. This was Basil Brush’s second appearance at the Perth Christmas Lights event, and we are sure it will not be his last!

    For those of you who do not know, the Perth Christmas Light Switch On is not just a live music event, but it is also a whole parade of live entertainment and has exciting activities dotted around Perth City Centre. Some of the crowd’s biggest attractions were our Giant Snow Globe, Mobile Ice Cave, Santa’s Grotto and the Ice Statues, as well as the incredible firework display; of course the Gin & Chocolate stalls also went down a treat!

    Besides the main stage, there are two other stages where smaller but just as amazing acts perform. We must give special mention to one of our favourite party bands Boomin who performed two sensational sets on the day, both on the Main stage and the Kind Edward stage! Not forgetting our other incredible acts that took to the stage and wowed the audience including roaming party band The Red Hot Santas and Lee Memphis as Elvis Presley.

    As well as musicians, we also had fantastic street performers working the crowd including; Stilt Walkers, Mirror Men, Pixel Heads, LED Dancers, Toy Story Characters, a team of Husky Dogs, Reindeers, and many, many more.

    The annual Santa parade was a sight to behold as the entire entourage made their way to the main stage for one hell of a show! All of this exciting entertainment was followed by the main event, the Light Switch On – which saw the Provost of Perth push the big red button and set Perth City Centre alight!

    We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone involved in making this event a MASSIVE success and we hope to be back again next year for more exciting, out of this world, live entertainment!

Testimonials

  • Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!

    Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.

    Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.

    George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
  • It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.

    Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
  • Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.

    Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
  • The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.

    Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club

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