Ready, Set – Bow! JoJo Siwa is Coming to SLIMEFEST 14 July 2017 by Visit Blackpool YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa is to perform exclusively at the Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST events in Blackpool later this year. The teenage phenomenon will fly in from America to give her first-ever UK performances at all six slime-filled shows between October 21 and 23 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena. The shows are being staged by Nickelodeon in partnership with VisitBlackpool. The 14-year-old singer, dancer, performer and social media influencer, will be performing her hit single Boomerang live as well as two new songs. Tickets are now on sale at nick.co.uk/slimefest priced at £15. After quickly realising she had a love for dance at age two, JoJo began taking classes in tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet and featured in the number one US TV show, Dance Moms. Off screen, Siwa connects with her fans in various ways: Through social media, where she currently has over 5.8 million followers on Instagram, 11.4 million followers on Musical.ly, 277,000 Twitter followers and 600 million views on her YouTube channel; through her SIWANATOR club which stands against negativity and bullying; through her varied line of consumer products (including those trademark bows!). Her single, Boomerang, has been viewed more than 250 million times. JoJo will be performing alongside street dance troupe Diversity as well as special appearances from the stars of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock, Breanna Yde and Ricardo Hurtado. More music acts will be announced in due course. JoJo Siwa said “I'm so super excited to perform in the U.K. at SLIMEFEST! I love my UK fans so much and performing for them is going to be so much fun! I cannot wait!” Nickelodeon has a successful relationship with the teen sensation, regularly collaborating on an extensive global consumer product range across categories including apparel, accessories, home, toys, party and publishing. On air, Siwa can next be seen in Nickelodeon’s Sizzling Summer Camp Special which premieres on 21st July at 5:00pm. This variety special, interspersed with comedy sketches and musical numbers, follows fan-favourite Nickelodeon stars as they celebrate summer at a sleepaway camp. Then, fans will get a peek into Siwa’s exciting world in the upcoming docu-style special, JoJo Siwa: My World airing in August. Councillor Gillian Campbell, the Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council said: “We are delighted to welcome JoJo to SLIMEFEST Blackpool in October. “She’s a perfect fit with Blackpool’s family market. We are excited that she’s joining us for her first UK music performances and it is fantastic news that she will be appearing at all six shows.” Two SLIMEFEST shows will take place each day, at 1pm and 6pm. Ticket options include seated arena tickets or, exclusively available to kids, SLIME PIT tickets where attendees can get closer to the stars and are sure to get slimy. Full details on available tickets, including terms and conditions are available at nick.co.uk/slimefest. 4000 people attended the two sold-out SLIMEFEST shows in 2016. Held at the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, SLIMEFEST 2016 was hosted by Jordan and Perri and saw performances from Diversity, Conor Maynard, Alesha Dixon, Aston Merrygold and the Tide along with appearances from stars of the Nickelodeon show, The Thundermans, Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo.