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LIVEWIRE Festival to return to the Tower Festival Headland!
August 23-26 2018

After a massive inaugural year, which saw unforgettable performances by a host of UK and international acts including Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Jacksons, LIVEWIRE Festival announces it will return to the famous seaside resort for the August Bank Holiday.

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From Thursday August 23rd – Sunday August 26th, Blackpool’s Tower Headland Arena will once again welcome some of the world’s biggest music stars, this year increasing the festival from three to four nights.

Soulful R&B superstars Boyz II Men and British pop icon Matt Goss will be performing on Thursday, August 23rd. For both artists, this will be their only UK shows in 2018!


Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time, has chosen Blackpool’s LIVEWIRE Festival for her only UK 2018 festival appearance. The pop superstar, who has sold more than 200 million albums to date, will headline the Friday night slot of the festival.

General Admission £65 plus booking fee
General Admission grants access to the main standing section of the arena.
Golden Circle £165 plus booking fee
The Golden Circle if the front standing section of the arena closest to the stage plus use of area bucket bar.
VIP £300 plus booking fee
There is a VIP entrance at the main gate for VIP ticket holders only.
You will have access to a private VIP area offering a private VIP bar, a private viewing platform, additional comfortable seating and separate luxury toilets. You will also be granted access to the Golden Circle.
You will receive a drink and food voucher upon arrival and will also receive your VIP goody bag containing a Livewire Festival commemorative lanyard and T-shirt.

LIVEWIRE Festival may only be in its second year, but it has already it left its stamp on the UK Festival circuit, generating worldwide headlines following Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff’s first UK performance to a sold out 20,000 capacity crowd.


Thursday 23rd 


Friday 24th


Saturday 25th


Sunday 26th


Boyz II Men Mariah Carey TBC TBC
Matt Goss   TBC TBC