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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2019

Lucy Fallon, who has won a host of TV awards for her role as Bethany Platt in ITV’s Coronation Street, will pull the famous switch in front of 20,000 people at the official Switch-On concert on the night of Friday 30 August.

You can guarantee your place at Switch-On now by purchasing Golden Circle Tickets and VIP tickets here. Want to upgrade? Come along to our after party, too! 

Joining Lucy that night will be Brit Award-winners Busted will be joined by the multi-talented singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, Becky Hill and Sigma, the British drum and bass DJ and record production duo who have twice topped the UK singles charts.
Britain’s top dance group, Diversity, and Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski will also join the line-up at Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland on Friday 30 August for what promises to be the most spectacular free event of the year!

If any winners of the free tickets haven't received an e-mail from Skiddle, your e-mail provider may have blocked the message. We can reissue your tickets, but we need to be notified by noon on Thursday, 29 August.

4pm Gates Open
4.30pm-5.30pm Blackpool Introduces
5.30pm - 9.00pm Main Show
9.00pm-9.15pm Switch-On Moment with Lucy Fallon
9.15pm-10.00pm SIGMA

Gates 1 & 2 - General Admission
Gate 3 - Golden Circle, Disabled Platform & VIP


Switch-On VIP

The world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom will once again be the after-show venue for this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On party. The VIP packages include access to a covered marquee within the Switch-On arena with a complimentary welcome drink, mini picnic bag with a “Taste of Lancashire” theme. Guests in the marquee can also enjoy a special treat courtesy of Blackpool’s best-loved ice cream parlour, Notarianni’s. This year’s VIP catering is supplied by award-winning Campbell & Rowley, who will also provide the after-show hospitality in the ballroom, offering a delicious array of modern Lancashire street food including starter, main course and desserts with a distinctive Golden Mile theme! There will be a programme of entertainment in the ballroom, with live music, some surprise guests and a chance for guests to help celebrate The Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday this year.

The VIP package is £69.50 for adults and £35 for under 14s and is on sale NOW!

Golden Circle Tickets

Want a front row view at this years Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On? Back by popular demand is our Golden Circle access to Switch-On. For £10.00+BF you can guarantee your place at this years Switch-On event and be part of one of Blackpool's biggest and best nights on the calendar.

You can guarantee your place at Switch-On now by purchasing Golden Circle Tickets here. 

After-Party Tickets

If you've either won e-tickets in the free ballot, or have purchased Golden Circle tickets, there is also an opportunity to upgrade to gain access to the after-show party in the Tower Ballroom.

These tickets include the street food and entertainment included within the VIP package and are priced at £25.00 for adults, £15.00 for children.

You can keep the party going by purchasing tickets here. 

Why not watch our video from Switch-On 2018: