Have you entered the Switch-On ballot yet?
Are you ready to light up Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile?
Then get set to party because the good news is that MTV will once again be associated with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert!
The free show will take place on Friday 4th September on the Blackpool Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts and the all-important Switch-On personality will be released in the coming weeks.
Last year’s event attracted almost 20,000 people who enjoyed a stellar line-up that included Busted, Becky Hill, Nina Nesbitt, Sigma, Diversity and Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski, culminating in an unforgettable Switch-On by Blackpool’s home-grown star of Coronation Street, Lucy Fallon.
Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are thrilled that MTV is once again associated with our Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On celebration.
“Anyone who has been lucky enough to have been in the arena over the past few years will know that this is an unforgettable night of entertainment – and a fitting way to raise the curtain on our spectacular Blackpool Illuminations season.”
Virginia Monaghan, Vice President, Events and Experiences, Viacom CBS Networks International commented: “We always enjoy working with VisitBlackpool and are delighted to be supporting the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On celebration for another year. MTV has been involved in kicking off the all-important season in Blackpool for years and we’re looking forward to SLIMEFEST returning in October too!”
The Friday night celebration will once again start with a ‘Blackpool Introduces’ showcase featuring the best of local talent. That will be followed by the main show, culminating in the celebrity Switch-On.
As last year, the Switch-On event will be free for the lucky winners of the 20,000 wristbands that will give entry to the Blackpool Tower Festival Headland arena. Allocation is restricted to four wristbands per household. The ballot closes at midday on Monday 3 August. To register, go to: www.visitblackpool.com/switchon
Watch out too over the coming weeks for details of how you can guarantee your place at the Switch-On party with our special VIP and Golden Circle ticket offers.
If you need a little reminder of the 2019 Switch-On concert, take a look at our footage here and share it with your friends.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit www.visitblackpool.com/switchon to register now for your FREE Switch-On wristband!