Brit Award-winning North Tyneside singer Sam Fender is set to switch on Newcastle's Christmas lights.
Metro Radio presenters Steve and Karen will host the evening event on Thursday, November 7.
Fender, from North Shields, whose debut album hit number one in the charts, will take part alongside The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr David Cook, and Cllr Ged Bell, Newcastle City Council's cabinet member for employment and culture.
The event will also feature a performance from Fender's saxophonist, Johnny ‘Blue Hat’ Davis as well as entertainment from Moodbay and Khalysis and a panto performance from the cast of Aladdin at the Tyne Theatre.
The free event, starts at 5.30pm, with the lights being switched on at approximately 6.30pm.
Over 230,000 individual lights will be illuminated in the city centre with a crowd of thousands expects.
Cllr Cook said:
Cllr Bell added: