dbnAudile provide full illumination for the annual Manchester City Centre festive lights switch on, getting the pre-Christmas party in the north-west off to a rocking start. In 2015, the event was hosted by popular local radio station Key 103’s Debbie Mac with iconic long-running soap Coronation Street stars Kym Marsh and Catherine Tyldesley. Record crowds – estimated at around 20,000 – were entertained by Scouting for Girls and Lemar, the casts of Cinderella and The Sound of Music, both currently playing in the city, together with a local choir.
dbnAudile have been involved with the fun-filled event for the last 6 years and this year Nick Buckley once again designed the lighting and co-ordinated everything on site. The stage moved to a new position on the Princes Street side of Albert Square, right in front of the imposing Victorian Gothic architecture of Manchester Town Hall, which is now juxtaposed behind a gigantic scenic Father Christmas in the run up to the holidays!