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Entertainment will take place on the Comedy Carpet on Thursday 2 June as Blackpool marks the first day of the extended holiday with a grand parade of heritage trams, a giant outdoor picnic, a light and laser show and a burst of fireworks from the top of The Blackpool Tower.


The Big Comedy Picnic, 3-7pm

People will be able to relax at The Big Comedy Picnic, an al fresco eating area opposite The Blackpool Tower, with free live entertainment hosted by Blackpool’s’ very own Hayley Kay. Feel free to buy food and drink from one of the many outlets around the headland area or bring your own picnic, hire a deckchair and enjoy the show!

Entertainment Programme

The entertainment programme includes chart-topping singer Sonia headlining a programme of free entertainment on Blackpool seafront as part of the resort’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Sonia, who became the first female UK artist to achieve five top 20 hit singles from one album and who finished runner-up in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, will be joined by a host of music talent including X-Factor contestants Sami Brookes and Ella Grace, and Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Richard and Adam.

Entertainment will also include excerpts from some of Blackpool’s leading summer season venues including Pleasure Beach, the Blackpool Tower Circus and Viva Showbar, as well as performances by home-grown talent.

Celebrations On The Comedy Carpet, 9pm-9.45pm

During the late evening, there will be further entertainment before the resort joins the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon lighting ceremony and the Tower bursts into a spectacular light and laser show interspersed with celebratory fireworks.  Find out more about the Beacon lighting.

Safety Note: Please be aware that tramway and Promenade roadway are both open and operational, so please ensure you stay a safe distance from the tramway and road and cross safely at the crossings. 

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