In true Blackpool style, it will be adding its own unique twist to the Coronation on Sunday 7 May.
Aside from the majestic heritage tram parade in the afternoon, entertainment will take place on the Comedy Carpet as Blackpool marks the historic day with a giant outdoor lunch, a free live screening of the Coronation Concert from Windsor Castle, and a light show on The Blackpool Tower in the evening.
The Big Comedy Carpet Coronation Lunch
From 3pm, people will be able to relax at The Big Comedy Coronation Lunch, an al fresco eating area opposite The Blackpool Tower, with free live entertainment hosted by Blackpool’s’ very own Hayley Kay. Feel free to take advantage of the on-site food huts serving a wide variety of food or bring your own picnic, hire a deckchair and enjoy the show!
There will be free live entertainment throughout the afternoon. Take a look at the entertainment line-up below:
Nicki French: Best-known for her 1995 dance cover version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", which reached the US and UK top five, and for representing the United Kingdom in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm
Leanne Jones: British actress best known for her role as Tracy Turnblad in the West End production of the musical Hairspray, which has seen her scoop a number of major awards including the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Rachael Wooding: Yorkshire-born musical theatre performer, best known for her performances in We Will Rock You. She also performed the title role in Evita The Musical on the UK tour.
Rob King: Reached the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent in Series 13. In his audition, he performed a rousing rendition of "Rise Like A Phoenix", a song originally performed by Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst.
Angels Elite: The locally-based song and dance team are Rio, James, Lewis, Dan, Madison and Missy, with an age range of 15-18years. They are in popular demand performing at events across the UK
Jersey Beats: Matt Andrew leads the vocal quartet in a tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band and how they formed the group which took them to the dizzy heights of television appearances, fame and fortune.
Mooky and Boo: The stars of Blackpool Tower Circus will step out of the ring and on to the Tower Festival Headland as they bring their unique brand of circus antics to the Coronation event. As Mooky, Laci Endresz Jr. has worked in most of the leading circuses in Europe and performed at the Royal Command Performance.
Chloe Byrnes: Locally-based singer who has performed at many events and venues across Blackpool and appeared at Blackpool’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year.
Caine Ward: Probably best known for being the guitarist for platinum-selling singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado but is a consummate vocalist in his own right having been the voice on numerous hit records around the world.
Harry Moulding: North West-based magician who has performed at hundreds of events across the UK and worldwide, ranging from intimate magic shows to audiences of thousands.
Johnny Wright: Blackpool-born Johnny Wright started performing at the age of 13. In 2007 he joined UK boyband Frixion and toured the country promoting their music, supporting acts like N-Dubz, Jessie J, Alexandra Burke, The Wanted, McFly and others. His new album, Tales From The 45, is out now.
Ryan Cregan: A talented vocalist covering a range of different genres of music who has performed in many venues in the North West. Influenced predominantly by soul and Motown music, he brings the sounds of the 60s and 70s to the stage.
The programme will also feature the highly entertaining song and dance act, Iconic Legends.
Alongside the entertainment, there will be fun activities and competitions for children, including a chance to decorate their own version of the Coronation crown and win some great prizes! Crowns are now available to collect from the Tourist Information Centre adjacent to the Tower Festival Headland and can be brought along on 7 May and entered into the competition.
Evening entertainment & Tower Light Show
From 8pm on Sunday 7 May, the party will continue with a free live screening of the Coronation Concert from Windsor Castle. The concert will be streamed on to a screen on the Tower Festival Headland with specially-lit bespoke illuminations.
Blackpool will feature in the Light Up the Nation event during the live screening of the BBC King’s Coronation Concert on Sunday 7 May which will be broadcast around the globe to millions.
To mark this special occasion, the town will do what it does best and light up like you’ve never seen before. For the first ever time, The Blackpool Tower and the Golden Mile section of the Illuminations will be choreographed together in one light show.
This new light show from the BBC will also be linked to 2000 LED wristbands which will be given out on the night to the audience on the Tower Festival Headland– so you could be part of this momentous occasion!
Take your place on the Tower Festival Headland to watch the show - it's free!
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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