Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival

Blackpool Illuminations

Described as Blackpool's biggest and brightest night of the year, Friday 29 August will see Peter Kay turn on the Blackpool Illuminations.

Headlining at the free Switch-On concert on Friday night will be Little Mix, along with Pixie Lott, Union J, Neon Jungle, George Ezra and Matt Cardle who will all perform on the Tower Festival Headland.

This year the Illuminations will shine from 29 August to 9 November, attracting over 3 million visitors from all over the country.

Dubbed as 'the greatest free light show on earth', the 6 mile long display stretches along the Promenade from Starr Gate to Bispham, using over one million bulbs.

Saturday 30 August will see a West End Musicals Night featuring Thriller, Dirty Dancing and Chicago amongst others, then on Sunday Rebecca Ferguson will joined by Liberty X and Atomic Kitten to close the Switch-On Festival weekend.

This is the 12nd year since the Blackpool Illuminations started, and it looks like a weekend not to miss!


4 September - 8 November - Check the weather forecast before heading out to watch the Blackpool Illuminations switch-on

For more information visit Blackpool Council's  Switch-on website.

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