The Kids from Flakefleet join the Switch-On Party!
The schoolchildren who captured the nation’s heart during this year’s Britain’s Got Talent TV series are to make a guest appearance at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On party.
The children from Flakefleet Primary in neighbouring Fleetwood received a coveted Golden Buzzer during the auditions for the show after an infectiously joyous performance led by their headteacher, Dave McPartlin.
Although they lost out in the live final, they will go down in BGT history as the act that reduced judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden to tears, along with much of the audience!
Now the children have been invited to take a bow in front of 20,000 people at the annual Illuminations Switch-On event on Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland Arena on Friday 30 August.
Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “Whilst watching the BGT final with my daughters, I was determined we would try to get the school involved in the Switch-On in some capacity.
“I am so happy they will be able to join us, and I hope they will be able to add this experience to the memories they have already created this year. I can’t wait to meet them!”
The Switch-On, which is the biggest night in Blackpool’s year-round events programme, triggers the start of 66 nights of Illuminations in the UK’s most visited seaside resort.
This year, the famous switch will be pulled by award-winning Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon in her hometown. The event will also feature live performances by Brit Award-winners Busted, Becky Hill, multi-talented singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, and Sigma, the British drum and bass DJ and record production duo who have twice topped the UK singles charts.
Britain’s top dance group, Diversity, and Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski will also join the line-up.
The free ticket ballot for the event has now closed, but there are a limited number of VIP and Golden Circle tickets available so you can guarantee your place at the show.
There is also an opportunity for holders of Switch-On wristbands and Golden Circle passes to upgrade to gain access to the after-show party in the Tower Ballroom.
These tickets will include the street food and entertainment included within the VIP package and are priced at £25.00 for adults, £15.00 for children.
For full details of VIP, Golden Circle and after-show upgrade tickets, click here.