GALLERY: Westlife star helps spread Christmas cheer in Rhyl

Published date: 29 November 2013 |
Published by: Matt Jones 
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THOUSANDS packed into Rhyl High Street on Thursday night to see former Westlife star Brian McFadden.

The Dublin born singer-songwriter performed at the town's annual Christmas extravaganza but was unable to make the lights switch on after he was delayed following an accident on the A55.

Rhyl mayor Andy Rutherford turned on the town's festive illuminations in front of a crowd of more than 2000 along with the cast of Rhyl's panto, Aladdin.

McFadden, who was a member of the chart-topping boy band between 1998 and 2004, has also released a number of solo albums.

Sian Davies, Denbighshire's county events manager, said: "It was an amazing event.

"The crowd really enjoyed the Westlife songs. We have to thank the audience for their patience after the delay, they were fantastic.

"I think we had record-breaking numbers this year. There were about 2000 people there, it was the best switch-on we have had.

"It was a good night for Rhyl and there is a lot more to come in Rhyl this Christmas."

The Chester Giants, balloon modellers, magicians and costumed characters were on hand to keep youngsters entertained at the event which was organised by Denbighshire Leisure and supported by Rhyl Town Council.

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