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Switch-On 2024

The biggest night of Blackpool’s event calendar – the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event - will take place on Friday 30 August 2024.

The big switch is pulled, and more than a million twinkling lights transform the night skies. Can there be anything more uplifting? We think not! Join us for this spectacular free event which attracted a record crowd of 80,000 on to the seafront last year.

Switch-On Key Details:

This year’s event will be held on Friday 30 August, staged in association with Hits Radio, one of the leading networks owned by Bauer Media. The celebration, which will be held on the Tower Festival Headland, will once again be freely accessible to the public with no tickets required.

This year’s show will start with a Blackpool Introduces session featuring some of the best of Blackpool’s local music talent. That will be followed by the main event, a two-hour show hosted by Hits Radio with a line-up of some top music talent. To wrap up, the show will finish with the iconic Switch-On moment when a celebrity will pull the switch to trigger four months of Illuminations.

Who is switching on this year’s Illuminations?

More details on the live entertainment programme and, of course, the identity of who will switch on this year’s Illuminations will be revealed in the coming weeks.

How long are Blackpool Illuminations on for?

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Illuminations would once again be extended by two months, running nightly until January 5, 2025.

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