A touch of Vegas announced for this year’s Switch-On 13 July 2017 by Visit Blackpool The Vegas venue in the heart of Blackpool has been announced as this year’s VIP partner for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event. Viva Blackpool will cater for several hundred VIP ticket-holders as part of the biggest event in the resort’s entertainment calendar. The Switch-On, which is being staged in association with MTV on Friday 1 September, will feature headline performances by Example & DJ Wire, Conor Maynard, Diversity and Louisa Johnson. Martin Heywood, Managing Director at Viva Blackpool said, “Viva Blackpool is delighted to have been chosen as this year’s VIP sponsor. We are extremely proud and honoured to be working alongside VisitBlackpool to support this prestigious event in the resort.” The VIP packages include a complimentary drink and canapes on arrival; access to the VIP marquee within the Switch-On arena; and exclusive access to the after-show party in the glittering Festival Suite with Viva’s host and Entertainment Director, Mr Leye D Johns, along with members of the Viva cast for an exclusive VIP performance. Prices start from £69 for adults and £35 for under 14s and go on sale Friday July 14 at 10am. Tickets include a whole host of added extras including a delicious after-show supper and an official VIP goody bag. To book your VIP package or find out more, please contact Viva Blackpool on 01253 297297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.vivablackpool.com/contact/ Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are delighted that Viva Blackpool are partnering with us for this year’s VIP Switch-On offer. The investment that has been made in the venue and the recent addition of the Viva Vegas Diner has created a fantastic offer for visitors and residents.” The Friday night celebration will start with a “Blackpool Introduces” showcase featuring the best of talent from across the Fylde Coast, prior to the start of the main show. The celebrity Switch-On star and other special guests will be confirmed soon. As last year, the Switch-On event will be free, with people invited to apply for the 20,000 wristbands that will guarantee entry to the Tower Festival Headland arena. The wristband ballot closes at 9am on 1 August. To register, go to: www.visitblackpool.com/switchon.