Be a Star in Exeter this Christmas

Here’s your chance to light up the city!

In Exeter and Radio Exe 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. But the question is…. 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.

How to enter

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.)

Closing date: Tuesday 31 October, 5pm

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


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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