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REF: Blackpool Illuminations, Fireworks and Lightpool Festival
Dates: September 2 – October 29, 2022
Venue: Tower Festival Headland, Central Promenade, Blackpool
Catering and Commercial Opportunities

The world-famous Blackpool Illuminations need little introduction. There are six miles of traditional festoons and tableaux along the Promenade - no wonder it’s commonly known as the greatest free light show on Earth!  In 2022, Blackpool Illuminations will be extended by two months, shining from 2 September 2022 - 2 January 2023.
We are planning to have six illuminated wooden cabins in the already established Festival Village on the Tower Festival Headland to compliment the Illuminations and are seeking a range of quality food, drink and gift offers to fill the cabins for the first half of the extended Illuminations season, between September 2 and October 29.
The period between these dates includes the return of World Fireworks and the award-winning Lightpool Festival.
The stunning displays, which are set to music, will take place over the beach in front of the Tower Festival Headland (opposite The Blackpool Tower) on alternate Saturday evenings starting on September 17 and continuing on October 1 and October 15 with an additional display Friday October 28 thanks to a sponsorship deal with Coral Island.
Lightpool Festival is a two-week event which will run over the half-term holiday from October 14-29, and will comprise a celebration of live performance, 3D projection shows, parades and light-based installations, with much of the activity based around the Tower Festival Headland.

Approximate trading times & fees:

We are looking for businesses wishing to trade in the village every Friday & Saturday from 18:00-22:00 September 2 to October 8, and then nightly from 16:00-22:00 October 14-29.

Costs £60+vat per day.

At this stage, we are looking for expressions of interest only from local businesses on the Fylde Coast - all offers will be considered.
If you are interested in attending the event, you will need to register by Thursday 11 August via email, subject Festival Village Expression of Interest - providing a brief overview of your offer and include an image of your products to Jo Ashton: | Tel: 07788353528.