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Switch-On 2022

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2022


MTV’s lead presenter, Becca Dudley, is returning to The Blackpool Tower Ballroom to host this year’s Illuminations Switch-On concert.

Becca, who hosts numerous shows across MTV, was the presenter for last year’s show, which was streamed to a worldwide audience.

This year’s event on Friday 2 September will be staged in association with MTV and will feature live music performances in the iconic ballroom with an audience made up of more than 2,000 winners of a free-to-enter ballot. It will trigger four months of Illuminations in the resort.
Becca Dudley
The concert and Switch-On moment will once again be live streamed across MTV and VisitBlackpool channels, and event organisers are also exploring the possibility of streaming the event to an outdoor audience on the Tower Festival Headland.

The ballot is now live with an initial allocation of 2,000 tickets to be split equally between visitors and Blackpool residents. There is a maximum of four tickets per person. Successful applicants will be notified in August.

Given the sheer number of people who turned out on the Promenade last year on Switch-On night, we are actively exploring ways in which they can watch the live stream in the outdoors and share the joy of Switch-On night. 

More details on the event, including the line-up, will be released soon.