Search

Rihanna confirmed to switch on Westfield Stratford City Christmas lights

15:45 16 November 2012

Rihanna turned on the lights at Westfield Stratford tonight. Picture: PA Wire

Rihanna turned on the lights at Westfield Stratford tonight. Picture: PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Global superstar Rihanna will turn on the Christmas Lights at Westfield Stratford City on Monday (Nov 19).

The rumour mill has been touting the 24-year-old ‘Umbrella’ singer as the chosen celebrity for weeks but bosses at the shopping mecca confirmed the news today.

Rihanna is expected to perform ‘Diamonds’ - a track from her new album ‘Unapologetic’ - in front of arond 15,000 fans on a stage set up in the Cherry Park area within Westfield.

A show-stopping display of pyrotechnics and lasers is promised and some lucky fans will be able to meet the singing sensation after her performance.

Young Ambassadors from Westfield’s Christmas charity partner Save the Children will count Rihanna down to the moment she pushes the button that will illuminate the centre with festive lights.

Myf Ryan, Westfield’s marketing manager, said: “Christmas is always such a special time of year for Westfield and we are so excited that Rihanna has chosen Westfield Stratford City to help celebrate the festivities.

“Our shoppers love Rihanna and we are proud to be able to host this unique and exclusive concert for UK fans.”

Rihanna is only the second celebrity to switch on the Christmas lights at Westfield Stratford City as teen heartthrob Justin Bieber was chosen to do the honours last year.

Rihanna will host the Christmas Lights Switch On from 5pm on Monday November 19 at Westfield Stratford City, E20.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

38 minutes ago
Samantha Sutherland wrote and stars in Thisbe

A sequel to one of the Bard’s most celebrated plays is set to shake up our perception of two of his star-crossed lovers.

15:05
Staff Kayleigh Longhurst and Ebony Patterson with Amelia Dobbs, six, and Gioella Williams, four

Pigs, birds and ponies kept crowds of people enertained throughout the half-term at Newham City Farm.

13:47
Isabelle Anderson is chased by a policewoman after walking onto the M4. Picture: Rachel Venables, LBC

A mother who blocked a motorway as part of a Heathrow expansion protest says growing up next to London City Airport had influenced her decision.

University of East London
12:08
David Crompton, cycles the track where a cyclist was killed on February 9. He's concerned another cyclist will suffer the same fate unless more is done to improve the track's condition.

A father using the same route as a cyclist killed in a lorry crash has warned it could happen again.

Newham Council

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Are you in need of a new kitchen? Try our competition and you could win a brand new one!

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more
MyOffers H&M Competition

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now