X Factor expected at switch-on event

Ray Quinn tops the bill at this year's Skegness Illuminations.
Ray Quinn tops the bill at this year's Skegness Illuminations.

Crowds are set to gather in Skegness this evening (Saturday, August 2) for the town’s annual illuminations.

The switch-on event runs between 6pm and 10pm in Tower Esplanade.

X Factor runner-up and Dancing On Ice winner Ray Quinn is set to perform as this year’s headline act.

He will be joined by a host of other talent, including local bands and dancers.

Last year, more than 8,000 people attended the event, when fellow X Factor graduate Chico was top of the bill.

Ray, who finished second to Leona Lewis in 2006’s X Factor series, will be returning to Skegness in March when he is due to play the town’s Embassy Theatre.