Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2016

VisitBlackpool has teamed up with Nickelodeon and MTV for what promises to be a spectacular night for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2016.

133 Ashley Banjo and Diversity getting slimed at a Nickelodeon event 110716The celebration on Friday, September 2 will include a fantastic line-up of music, dance and entertainment with special surprises too!

Nickelodeon will incorporate their entertainment brand, supported by Club MTV, the biggest music touring brand in the UK.

The show on Friday 2 September, will be directed in part by Ashley Banjo, choreographer and leader of the Britain’s Got Talent-winning dance group Diversity.

The Vamps, who rocked the Switch-On 133 Ashley Banjo 110716party in 2015 with a stunning headline performance under the world-famous lights, also join what promises to be a spectacular line-up.

In his role as Creative Director, Ashley will be responsible for the curation of a special performance leading up to the Switch-On of the Illuminations. That will include a bespoke set by Diversity, who begin a UK-wide arena tour early next year.


Blackpool Introducing

Introducing-imageThe Friday night programme will start with a “Blackpool Introduces” showcase featuring the best of talent from local venues including Verity Kinnon, James Edgar and Axi Wild, prior to the start of the main show.

The line-up will also include Blackpool’s own Stacey McClean, formerly of spin-off band S Club 8.



Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On VIP

They’re the hottest ticket for the biggest event of Blackpool’s year – VIP tickets for Blackpool’s Illuminations Switch-On weekend.

The VIP hospitality partner this year will be again hosted at The Sands Venue opposite Blackpool’s stunning Tower Festival Headland arena.

The Sands VenueThe VIP packages include:

  • Drinks Reception
  • Entry to VIP Marquee
  • Hot Carvery Sandwiches
  • After show party including food and live entertainment back at The Sands Venue

To book your VIP package, contact VIP event hosts, The Sands Venue, on 01253 625262 or click here to book direct.


People can now put their name in the hat by registering below for up to four wristbands per household.

Registration will be open until 9am on 1 August, and people will be notified if they are successful week commencing 8 August by email.

For the Switch-On 2016 Weekend, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland have partnered with Blackpool Council to present the UK’s first ever Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST, which will see two ticketed live concerts in the Winter Gardens on Saturday 3 September, and a free outdoor Nickelodeon festival on the headland on both the Saturday and Sunday. Further details on the Saturday and Sunday events will be announced soon.

We can’t wait for Switch-On 2016 – can you?