Visit Blackpool

Switch-On 2022

The biggest night of Blackpool’s event calendar – the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert - took place on 2 September.

We celebrated the start of the Illuminations season as we kicked off with a star-studded line-up of musical talent, including Grammy Award and three-time MOBO Award-winning rap star, Fuse ODG; Mae Muller, who 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

TV celebrity and designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen pulled the famous switch at the end of the live concert and triggered four months of illuminations in the resort.

Switch-On Live Stream

The show was live streamed across MTV and VisitBlackpool channels for those unable to visit the resort on the biggest night of the year.  For the first time ever, we erected a screen on the Tower Festival Headland for people in the area to join in the party atmosphere and watch the lights come on.