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Switch-On 2022

The countdown is on for the biggest night of Blackpool’s event calendar – the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert!

Celebrate the start of the Illuminations season as we kick off with a star-studded line-up of musical talent, including Grammy Award and three-time MOBO Award-winning rap star, Fuse ODG; Mae Mullerwho has taken America by storm and already has more than a billion streams to her name; Scottish singer-songwriter, Nina Nesbitt; singer-songwriter Tom Grennan; and one of the UK’s most successful pop bands, Blue. 

This year's Switch-On star is legendary actor and comedian, Johnny Vegas, who has already provided the “voice” of a seagull that fronts the resort’s biggest ever marketing campaign. Johnny will pull the famous switch at the end of a live concert in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Friday 2 September, triggering four months of Illuminations.

Golden Tickets

Whilst the 2,000 tickets for the show have been allocated by free ballot, a limited number of “golden tickets” have been set aside for people to guarantee their place in the ballroom. The standing tickets, priced at just £10, will go on sale from 10am on Monday 8 August and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

* Please note that golden tickets have now sold out *

Ice Cream Switch On Artwork 

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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, welcoming in four months of Illuminations in the resort.

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.

If you were unlucky to secure Switch-On tickets or you missed the ballot deadline, 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.