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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On

The 2020 Switch-On party will take place on 4th September.

Get set to party because the good news is that MTV will once again be associated with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert!

The free show will take place on Friday 4th September on the Blackpool Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts and the all-important Switch-On personality will be released in the coming weeks.

The Friday night celebration will once again start with a ‘Blackpool Introduces’ showcase featuring the best of local talent. That will be followed by the main show, culminating in the celebrity Switch-On.

The free ticket ballot for the 2020 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event is now open!
The event is free for up to 20,000 people – all you have to do is enter the ballot for your chance to secure the hottest tickets in town. Winners will receive up to four wristbands per household. As always, half of the free tickets will be reserved for local people. 

The Switch-On ballot will remain open until midday on Monday 3 August, 2020


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