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Monday 19 November 2012 – For immediate release


Thursday 22 November 2012, from 5:30pm

McArthurGlen’s Ashford Designer Outlet ( has today announced that international singing sensation Rebecca Ferguson is to switch on the centre’s Christmas lights, marking the start of the festive season.

On Thursday 22 November, the former x-factor star, who has already sold over 750,000 albums to date, will take to the stage in front of hundreds of shoppers eager to be a part of the Christmas celebrations. Rebecca will treat shoppers to hits from her critically acclaimed album, Heaven, which includes the top ten single ‘Nothing’s Real But Love.’

McArthurGlen Ashford’s annual Christmas Light switch-on will be packed with performances from a star-studded line-up including Britain’s got talent finalist Ryan O'Shaughnessy; Parade, a British five piece girl group; and boy band Eli Prime who featured on the X-Factor 2012, all warming up the crowds for the switch-on of nearly a quarter of a million lights. Also performing on the night will be female singer NY and Kent based Ben Mills who shot to fame after coming third on series three of the X Factor.

Rebecca Ferguson says: "Ashford Designer Outlet is a fantastic place to do your Christmas shopping and it's great to be part of the celebrations at one of the biggest lights switch-ons in the South East. This is one of my favourite times of year and with such an amazing event planned, I'm really looking forward to performing for the hundreds of shoppers joining the festivities at the centre.”
David Maddison, Centre Manager at McArthurGlen’s Ashford Designer Outlet, says: “The Christmas lights switch-on at Ashford Designer Outlet is always a spectacular sight. This year is definitely no exception as we prepare to unveil a dazzling event, which will be fantastic for all the family. Enjoyed by visitors from all around the county, I am sure the impressive display of lights will form the perfect backdrop for all those descending on Ashford’s Designer Outlet wanting to start their Christmas shopping.”

Joining the celebrations, and sure to be a firm favourite with family visitors, will be Father Christmas and his team of reindeer, helping to kick-start the Christmas season in tradition style. Shoppers are invited to McArthurGlen Ashford to enjoy an evening of entertainment, festive cheer and show-stopping performances whilst browsing designer and high street brands, including Kurt Geiger, Ted Baker and Reiss - all at up to 60% less.

To keep up to date with the latest news and updates on confirmed acts for McArthurGlen’s Ashford Designer Outlet Christmas light switch-on visit

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McArthurGlen in the UK
McArthurGlen has seven Designer Outlets in the UK. As well as the UK’s largest and Europe’s first, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet near Chester, these are Ashford Designer Outlet, Bridgend Designer Outlet (Wales’ largest designer outlet), East Midlands Designer Outlet, Livingston Designer Outlet (Scotland’s largest designer outlet), Swindon Designer Outlet and York Designer Outlet.

McArthurGlen Group
McArthurGlen Group is Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets. The Group, which currently has 21 Designer Outlets, introduced the concept of designer outlet retailing to Europe in 1995. Consumers visiting McArthurGlen’s Designer Outlets are attracted by the year-round savings of 30-70 per cent on the most sought-after brands in luxury, designer and high street fashion. McArthurGlen’s portfolio currently offers 600,000 sq m of retail space, with nearly 200,000 sq m of new space under waye. For more information, please visit

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