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Lightpool Festival

Blackpool’s annual Lightpool Festival has been postponed due to ongoing COVID restrictions.

The two-week event, which was due to run over the half-term holiday from October 16-31, is an annual celebration of live performance, 3D projection shows, parades and light-based installations.

Due to the current restrictions on events, coupled with growing uncertainty over the possibility of further national restrictions in the weeks ahead, meant that the main elements of the programme could not go ahead as planned.

The decision to cancel the festival has no bearing on the annual Blackpool Illuminations, which will continue to shine along the entire seafront each night until January 3 – two months later than the usual switch-off date.

The Illuminations can be viewed in a COVID-safe way as a drive-through experience. As always, we would simply ask all of our visitors to respect the rules and regulations when they are in resort to protect their own health and that of others.