At Home Illuminations Switch-On Party
It’s Blackpool’s biggest party of the year – and everyone is invited!
The traditional Illuminations Switch-On concert usually takes place in a packed seafront arena with an audience of almost 20,000 people fortunate enough to secure a ticket.
This year, we have opted for a smaller capacity audience due to the uncertainties over the logistics of being able to execute a large-scale event in a safe and controlled way.
For the first time ever, the Switch-On will be held in the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom and will also be live streamed across MTV and VisitBlackpool channels.
The hour-long streamed concert, in association with MTV, starts at 8pm on the night of Friday 3 September. It is freely accessible and will include exclusive performances by the likes of KSI and his special guests Digital Farm Animals and Producer S-X, Ella Henderson, Wes Nelson and The Wombats.
It promises to be a night to remember and, if you didn't manage to get free tickets, you can watch all the action from the comfort of home.
Here’s a few tips to help a Switch-On party go with a swing:
Step 1: Ahead of the show, dig out your Christmas lights, decorate your room and be prepared to turn them on at the all-important Switch-On moment during the streamed event.
Step 2: Find the best seat in the house and make sure you are stocked up with food and drink of choice.
Step 3: Just before 8pm, settle back and tune in to one of these channels to watch the show:
visitblackpool.com/switchon, youtube.com/mtvuk and facebook.com/mtvmusicuk
Step 4: Just after 9pm, get ready for your own personalised Switch-On moment. The more lights you have in the room, the better. If it makes your family say “It’s like Blackpool Illuminations in here!” you’ll know you’ve done a great job!
Step 5: Sit down, draw breath and share your photographs at any of our channels below
We’ll be sharing some of our favourite photos throughout the night.
Step 6: Start planning a real trip through Blackpool Illuminations! The annual display has been extended by two months, running from September 3 to January 3, 2022 – so there’s no excuse not to come!
Find out the Switch-On times, how you can support and top tips for visiting the spectacular light show.