It’s the night you’re waiting for – the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018!
Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018
Friday 31 August 2018
It’s your favourite annual event, the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018. This year the Fylde Coast’s own Alfie Boe is switching on the Lights!
International singing star Alfie was raised and lived in Fleetwood and performs the honours at the official Switch On celebration on Friday 31 August.
Have a look at this video of the 2017 Switch On –
Blackpool Illuminations light up the night sky between Friday 31 August and Sunday 4 November 2018.
Planning your visit? See what time the Lights come on and go off each day.
Even if you weren’t lucky enough to get wristbands, it’s worth heading to Blackpool Tower Festival Headland on the night! It’s an amazing party atmosphere with a promenade packed full of people. Listen to the music and, of course, see the Lights come on for the first time this year!
Ella Eyre, Jonas Blue and Diversity join the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018
Illuminations Switch On Night includes an evening of entertainment from big names and local acts, ending with the big moment at about 9pm.
Music stars Ella Eyre and Jonas Blue are performing at the 2018 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert.
Diversity, Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski and MTV Presenter Becca Dudley also join the line-up. It’s the most spectacular free event in the resort’s calendar!
More about this years performers
Ella Eyre appears on the Switch-On stage fresh from her performance with Sigala at Isle of MTV in Malta on June 27. Ella is an MTV Staying Alive Foundation ambassador and her latest chart hit is Answerphone.
She’s best known for her collaborations with Rudimental on their UK number one single, Waiting All Night, which won the 2014 Brit Award for British Single of The Year. Ella also performed with DJ Fresh on his single, Gravity and with Sigala on Came Here for Love.
Ella is joined by MTV EMA and Brit award nominee, Jonas Blue. Jonas is a multi-platinum hit maker with more than 4 billion streams of his chart-topping singles like Fast Car, Perfect Strangers, By Your Side and Mama.
Diversity are back!
Dance group Diversity are back for their third consecutive year at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018. They switched on the 2017 Illuminations last year in a unique partnership with Star Trek.
This year they bring another great routine to the Switch-On stage as they’re joined by Britain’s Got Talent finalists DVJ (Diversity Juniors). Then in September they set off on their 8th UK tour with Street Dance Circus Spectacular: IGNITE. They’re back in Blackpool in October for SLIMEFEST, hosted by Diversity’s own Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely.
Also returning to Switch On are MTV’s Becca Dudley, along with R3wire and Varski. They’re the Club MTV DJs and record producers who’ve helped turn Illuminations Switch-On night into the coolest party in town.
The celebration starts with a “Blackpool Introduces” showcase featuring the best of talent from across the Fylde Coast, before the main show.
Wristbands and Tickets to Switch On 2018
20,000 FREE wristbands were up for grabs for Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018. The wristband draw is now CLOSED.
Visit Blackpool, the official tourism organisation at Blackpool Council, manage the draw and allocation/distribution of tickets. Please contact them for more details/queries.
MTV are associated with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert for the third successive year.
The 2017 event attracted almost 20,000 people who enjoyed a stellar line-up including Example, Sigala, Conor Maynard, and Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski. The show ended in a collaborative Switch-On featuring Diversity and Star Trek.
During Blackpool Illuminations 2018 Season:
Ride the Lights – 28 August between 7pm and 10pm.
Ride through the resort’s famous Blackpool Illuminations on your push bike or walk on foot.
Blackpool Illuminations – 31 August – 4 November
Britain’s most spectacular light show returns to Blackpool Promenade for another year. Including the new 3D projection shows on the Blackpool Tower building throughout the season.
LightPool Festival – 25 – 27 October
It’s the Festival of Light and entertainment during October half-term. Enjoy spectacles and entertainment with light, fire and brilliance on the streets of Blackpool.
The World Fireworks Championships Blackpool – 7/14/21/28 September
Enjoy fireworks from the best display teams in the world, with dramatic and spectacular free nights out.
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