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Switch-On 2022

It's the biggest weekend of the year when Blackpool celebrates the start of the Illuminations season, kicking off with a star-studded line-up of musical talent and the switch-on moment by a guest celebrity. 

One of the music industry’s most exciting new talents is heading to Blackpool for the annual Illuminations Switch-On concert.
Mae Muller, who has taken America by storm and already has more than a billion streams to her name, will perform in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Friday 2 September.
She joins a line-up which already includes Blue, one of the UK’s most successful bands, singer-songwriter Tom Grennan and host, Becca Dudley. More talent will be announced in coming weeks along with the celebrity who pull the famous switch to trigger four months of Illuminations.

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This year’s event will be held on Friday 2 September, staged in association with MTV, and will feature live music performances in the iconic ballroom, triggering four months of Illuminations in the resort.

The ballot is 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. We're pleased to say that the show will once again be live streamed across MTV and VisitBlackpool channels for those who are unable to visit the resort on the biggest night of the year.

Ballot Registration

The ballot has now closed, winners will be notified over the next few weeks.