Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival Weekend 2014

Free Friday wristbands have now all been allocated and are not available with Weekend tickets.  

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. 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 and George Ezra will join what is going to be a star-studded line up on Friday 29 August on the Tower Festival Headland.

Just added to the line-up will be Myth of Unity, Amy Jo, Hana Joy, Renegade Girls, Goodnight April, Melissa Suffield, Sam Callahan, Tiger Heart, Janet Devlin, Harry Mondryk and Jai McDowell, Kingsland Road, Amelia Lilly and Matt Cardle.

Ben Hanlin will no longer be performing at the event.

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.

Where? The Switch-on Arena is located on The Tower Festival Headland, opposite the Blackpool Tower – please note that if you are travelling by car we suggest you aim to use Central Car Park. A map detailing car parks available in Blackpool can be viewed at www.visitblackpool.com/parking

If you are travelling by train to Blackpool North, the arena is a 10-minute walk from the station, just head towards the Promenade and the arena is to the left of North Pier.

What time? Please remember that Blackpool will be extremely busy on the day of Switch-On so we suggest you arrive early. The Switch-On Arena will open at 4pm and entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis for those with wristbands. Entertainment will begin at 4.30pm. Entry in and out of the arena is permitted but there is no guarantee of re-entry.

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 – The Classic Story On Stage, 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. Just added to this line-up is Leanne Jones famed for her time playing Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray singing songs from the musicals.

What time? Please remember that Blackpool will be extremely busy on the day of Switch-On so we suggest you arrive early. The Switch-On Arena will open at 4pm and entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis for those with wristbands. Entertainment will begin at 5pm.

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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!

What time? Please remember that Blackpool will be extremely busy on the day of Switch-On so we suggest you arrive early. The Switch-On Arena will open at 4pm and entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis for those with wristbands. Entertainment will begin at 5pm.

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Switch-On Food & Drink Festival by Citylicious Events

 

Citylicious Food Festival

The Blackpool Illuminations weekend is one of the biggest events in the British summer calendar and as well as three nights of entertainment, Citylicious Events is bringing a food and drink festival to Blackpool Promenade.

The FREE to walk around Switch-On Food & Drink Festival will feature a variety of entertainment in the company of artisan producers, pop-up restaurants, premium brands, international street food, master mixologists and top local chefs.

With a focus on locally sourced produce, the Chef’s Theatre will host top local chefs cooking their favourite dishes and inspiring the audience to recreate those meals at home. Drinks experts will give you their professional opinions from the world of wine, beer and spirits in the Drink’s Theatre and some of the UK’s top mixologists will be mixing and shaking up some fruity concoctions! Adding to this will be the Cake & Bake, Chocolate & Dessert Theatre Tent where top patisserie chefs and chocolatiers demonstrate their favourite recipes and give cooking tips to those with a sweet tooth.

Some of the UK’s most exciting street food vendors will be serving up a wide variety of tasty delicacies from around the world and artisan producers, kitchen ware & crafters will be selling local speciality produce for you to take home.

The Switch-On Food & Drink Festival will be located to the South of Central Pier and will run north along the promenade up to the RNLI Lifeboat station.

For more details go to www.cityliciousevents.com or www.facebook.com/cityliciousevents

*please note, you can it is FREE to walk around the Switch-On Food Festival and no ticket is required.

Ticket Information for Switch-On Weekend

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

Ticket details for the weekend festival are as follows:

  • 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 now only be purchased from the Promenade Ticket Booth and free Friday wristbands are no longer available.

 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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