New acts for the fantastic Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival Weekend revealed!
The Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival Weekend is set to be one of the biggest events in Blackpool, with three full nights of fantastic entertainment to suit every audience. It’s not to be missed!
Britain’s best-loved comedian, Peter Kay, is to switch on this year’s Blackpool Illuminations.
The full line-up for the Friday night Switch-On concert is now complete with chart toppers Little Mix headlining the star-studded show with a live performance full of their biggest hits.
The Guinness World Record Breaking comedian, who currently holds the record for the biggest live stand-up comedy tour on the planet, has been a lifelong aficionado of Blackpool since he was a child.
The UK’s best girl band was catapulted into the limelight as the winners of X Factor in 2011 and since then have topped the charts in the UK and America, selling almost 2 million albums worldwide. The four-piece will have just completed a UK arena tour when they entertain the crowds for Blackpool’s biggest weekend of the year.
Little Mix will also be joined by Texas who are celebrating their 25th anniversary since their debut album in 1989.
Chart stars Pixie Lott, Union J, Neon Jungle, George Ezra and Matt Cardle will join what is going to be a star-studded line up on Friday 29 August on the Tower Festival Headland.
The Friday night Switch-On, which is being staged in association with media partner Rock FM, marks the start of a three-day festival of entertainment on the Tower Festival Headland; the West End themed Saturday night will be headlined by Thriller Live and the Sunday night concert will be headlined by Rebecca Ferguson.
Saturday Night! Direct from London’s West End for one night only in Blackpool!
Saturday night is set to be West-End themed musical extravaganza, with the massive West End hit Thriller Live featuring extended highlights of their show plus excerpts from Dirty Dancing, Chicago, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and direct from the West End, Jon Lee of S Club 7 fame and friends performing songs from The Jersey Boys, giving plenty of opportunity to sing your heart out to all your favourite songs and enjoy the evening’s atmosphere, with more to be announced shortly.
Sunday Night – POP-TASTIC fun!
For Sunday’s show you will need to put you pop head on with soulful singer Rebecca Ferguson headlining the evening and special guests Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, 911 and Damage performing their greatest hits!
Entrance to this year’s free Friday night Switch-On will be strictly by wristband only with no wristbands available on the day. Wristbands will be allocated at random through an online ballot with a maximum of four wristbands per household. A minimum of 6,000 of these will be allocated to applicants from the Blackpool area.
Wristband registration closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 and successful applicants will be notified on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
Early bird weekend tickets are still available up to 23 July, so book yours NOW for just £20 per adult, and the first 5,000 purchasers will get guaranteed wristbands to Friday’s FREE switch-on concert!
Ticket details for the weekend festival are as follows:
Early bird offer – up to 31st July 2014
- Adult weekend 2 night tickets (Saturday & Sunday) at £20.00 per person and £10.00 per child (U14)
- Weekend family ticket (Saturday & Sunday) for 2 adults and 2 children (U14) £50.00
- Single nights (Saturday or Sunday only) at £12.50 per person and £7.50 per child (U14)
- Single night (Saturday or Sunday only) family of 2 adults and 2 children (U14) £35.00
1st August Onwards
- Adult weekend 2 night ticket (Saturday & Sunday) £25.00 per adult and £12.50 per child (U14)
- Weekend family ticket (Saturday & Sunday) for 2 adults and 2 children (U14) £65.00
- Single nights (Saturday or Sunday only) £15.00 per adult and £ 10.00 per child (U14)
- Single night (Saturday or Sunday only) family of 2 adults and 2 children (U14) £45.00
Tickets can be purchased from the following places:
Tel: 0844 277 0700 www.ticketmaster.co.uk
See Tickets from 9.00am Monday 2nd June 2014 Tel: 0844 871 8819 www.seetickets.com
VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre, Festival House, Promenade, Blackpool Tel: 01253 478222
VIP Hospitality will also be available for the Switch-On Festival Weekend provided by The Sands Venue located opposite the Switch-On arena. For further information on packages, telephone 01253 625262 email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.the-sands-blackpool.co.uk
Wristband Registration is now closed.
Wristband registration closed at 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 and successful applicants will be notified by email on Tuesday 29 July 2014. (Please note: this is a change to previously published closing and announcement dates)
Please note: Multiple applications from the same email or postal address will not be accepted.
For full terms and conditions please click here.
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