A huge programme of street entertainment has been announced for this year's Huddersfield Festival of Light.

From musicians to dancers, poets to parades, there will be a whole lot to enjoy as the Festival of Light hits town on December 6.

Take a look below to find out more about this year's street shows, which will make their way across the town centre on Friday 6 and Saturday December 7.

Northumberland Street

Reckless Invention - to a rousing soundtrack of all time classics, Reckless Invention evoke the genius of Morecambe and Wise and conjure adolescent admiration with a hilarious homage to boybands.

Start times: 5.15pm / 6.45pm / 8.15pm

Jones and Barnard - a seasonal, theatrically comic variety show featuring spinning Christmas Puddings, a festive soundtrack and amazing variety stunts.

Start times: 5.45pm / 7.15pm / 8.45pm

Frumptarn Guggen Band - modern classic tunes, played on brass instruments with a drum and percussion accompaniment. Hear songs guaranteed to get you up off your feet, played in the Swiss and German Guggen tradition.

Start times: 6.15pm / 7.45pm / 9.15pm


Across town (times TBC)

The Lost Luggage Porters - encounter a world of monochrome as the Lost Luggage Porters muddle their way through our modern day metropolis in search of the ever evasive railway station.

Handmade Parade - meet giant illuminated puppets from the Handmade Parade, including the moon, stars and a fierce river dragon.

The Preeners - think Spring Watch meets Blind Date circa 1985. The Preeners bring you comedy characters, sensationally sparkly, animated costumes and a healthy dollop of audience participation.

Flying Buttresses - meet Hodman Dodmanott and his beautiful wife Sally Forth. This memorable puppet couple amble merrily through the crowds bringing laughter and joy wherever they go.

Festival of Light 2012 (Gallery)

Tabitha - this lively servant-maid ghost from the Victorian era is available for hauntings, waltzing and a light dusting of any building (or person), old or new.

Mr Wilson's Second Liners - quintessential New Orleans meets 90s club classics with rallying impromptu raves on street corners, rousing audiences young and old into a joyful frenzy.

Perhaps Contraption - a twisted brass, progressive marching band. Melding elements of art rock, oompah and post-minimalism; their music is full of joyous choral harmonies, and irresistible grooves.

The Dolly Birds - singing their hearts out in the face of adversity, these girls generously share their fantastic repertoire of Dolly's greatest hits in acappella.           

The Lost Luggage Porters
The Lost Luggage Porters

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