MTV is in the house! 30 August 2017 by Visit Blackpool The world-famous MTV music channel has announced it is bringing more of its outstanding talent to the 2017 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On party. An hour-long MTV Base Garage Anthems set will warm up the anticipated huge crowds on the Tower Festival Headland Arena on Friday 1 September. It will feature some of the all-time club classics from a new compilation album with on-stage performances by DJ Luck, MC Neat and Oxide and Neutrino, who all feature on the album. MTV has also announced that the Switch-On show will be hosted by their leading presenter Becca Dudley. Becca was signed up as one of the new faces of MTV UK in 2012. Five years on, she hosts a range of shows across the MTV network including her own music show, MTV Live Stage, as well as covering worldwide music events. The anthems hour will take place straight after the “Blackpool Introduces” set which will showcase local talent, leading into the main show which will feature headline performances by Example and DJ Wire, Conor Maynard, Diversity and Louisa Johnson. The concert also sees the return of Club MTV DJs R3wire and Varski, who took last year’s event by storm. The big Switch-On moment at around 9pm will feature a unique Star Trek sequence featuring Ashley Banjo and Diversity with some spectacular intergalactic help. All will be revealed on the night! As last year, the Switch-On event will be free for those lucky enough to win a wristband in a ballot that attracted more than 100,000 applications. To view footage from the 2016 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YQk4zHlE64 We’ve still got all this to look forward to: Blackpool Illuminations – 1 September – 5 November - Britain’s most spectacular light show returns to Blackpool Promenade for another year. LightPool – 7 September – 5 November - The LightPool programme returns for a third successive year with 3D projection shows on the Blackpool Tower building and a festival of light taking place throughout the town centre during October half-term. The World Fireworks Championships Blackpool – 8/15/22/29 September – Blackpool plays host to the best fireworks display teams in the world with the competitors planning more dramatic and spectacular displays than ever before to wow the crowds. Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST – 21, 22 & 23 October – The Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST ticketed shows will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Arena, Blackpool Pleasure The six shows across 3 days will feature live performances, games, characters and plenty of slime, music and mayhem!