Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival Weekend 2014

Please note: wristband notification emails have been sent. For wristband enquiries contact website@visitblackpool.com. Please do not call the Tourist Information Centre. Those who have previously unsubscribed to receiving VisitBlackpool emails may not receive notification.

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!

 

Peter Kay & Little MixSwitch-On Concert 2014

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.

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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.

If you have been unsuccessful in the Friday night wristband draw there is still an opportunity to join us in Blackpool for the big Switch-On by purchasing full weekend tickets.

Saturday Night!  Direct from London’s West End for one night only in Blackpool!

Saturday Switch On Weekend

Saturday night is direct from the West End with the massive West End hit Thriller Live featuring extended highlights of their show plus excerpts from the touring casts of Dirty Dancing, Chicago and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Jon Lee, of S Club 7 fame, and friends will perform 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.

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Sunday Night – POP-TASTIC fun!

Sunday Night SwitchOn

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!

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Ticket Information

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 is now closed and successful applicants will have received an notification email. Please check your junk mail/spam folders if you have not received this. For wristband enquiries email website@visitblackpool.com

Early bird weekend tickets are still available up to 31 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:

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Tel: 0844 277 0700    www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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See Tickets from 9.00am Monday 2nd June 2014   Tel: 0844 871 8819   www.seetickets.com

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VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre, Festival House, Promenade, Blackpool   Tel: 01253 478222

 

 The Sands Venue

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 boxoffice@the-sands.co.uk or go to www.the-sands-blackpool.co.uk

 

Wristband Registration is now closed and wristband notification emails have been sent. For wristband enquiries contact website@visitblackpool.com. Please do not call the Tourist Information Centre.

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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The Illuminations Switch-On Festival - Driven by Bowker – the home of BMWi throughout Lancashire.

The Illuminations Switch-On Festival – Driven by Bowker – the home of BMWi throughout Lancashire.

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