Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival Weekend is here!
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.
Britain’s most popular comedian, Peter Kay, has officially switched on Blackpool Illuminations for 2014!
In a rare public appearance, the Phoenix Nights star, whose name has been synonymous with Blackpool since his record selling “Live at the Top of Tower” DVD, charmed the 20,000-strong crowd at Blackpool’s seafront Festival Headlands.
Fireworks launched from the top of The Blackpool Tower as the lights turned on the Golden Mile and along the length of the town’s famous Promenade.
The Friday night Switch-On, which was 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.
Thriller Live, Dirty Dancing, Chicago and more perform on Saturday Night of the Switch-On Festival Weekend!
Saturday night was direct from the West End with the massive West End hit Thriller Live featuring extended highlights of their show (pictured above) plus excerpts from the touring casts of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, Chicago and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Jon Lee, of S Club 7 fame, and friends performed songs from The Jersey Boys and Leanne Jones, famed for her time playing Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, sang songs from the musicals at the event.
Sunday Night – POP-TASTIC fun!
Sunday’s show closed the Switch-On Festival Weekend with a soulful performance by Rebecca Ferguson with special guests Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, 911 and Damage performing their greatest hits!
The Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival Weekend marked the start of Blackpool Illuminations which will shine until 9th November. For Illuminations news, times and details click here.
The Illuminations Switch-On Festival – Driven by Bowker – the home of BMWi throughout Lancashire.