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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2018 tickets

Blackpool Tower Festival Headland in Blackpool

Friday 31st August 2018

4:00pm til 10:00pm (last entry 7:00pm)

No age restrictions

The world-famous Illuminations season is kicking off with a bang, with a whole host of musical talent, with Alfie Boe switching the switch!

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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2018 on Friday 31st August 2018

The world-famous Illuminations need little introduction, extending Blackpool’s tourism season from the end of August until early November and attracting some 3 million visitors every year.

Actor and international singing star Alfie Boe, who was born in the resort and raised in neighbouring Fleetwood, will pull the switch to trigger the start of the 2018 Illuminations season - and we can't wait!

Local girl Rae Morris is joining us at Switch-On! Blackpool-born Rae will make her appearance on the back of a spectacular year which has seen her second album, Someone Out There, receive tremendous critical acclaim.

Diversity, HRVY, Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski and MTV Presenter Becca Dudley also join the line-up for what promises to be the most spectacular free event in the resort’s calendar!

Ella Eyre will appear on the Switch-On stage fresh from her performance with Sigala at Isle of MTV in Malta.

Ella will be joined by MTV EMA and Brit award nominee, Jonas Blue. Jonas, a multi-platinum hit maker, with chart-topping singles like Fast Car, Perfect Strangers, By Your Side and Mama.

Dance group Diversity make a return for their third consecutive year after switching on the 2017 Illuminations in a unique partnership with Star Trek.

Also returning are MTV’s Becca Dudley, along with R3wire and Varski, the Club MTV DJs and record producers who have helped turn Illuminations Switch-On night into the coolest party in town.

The Friday night celebration will start with a “Blackpool Introduces” showcase featuring the best of talent from across the Fylde Coast, prior to the start of the main show.

Anybody under 14 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over.


There is also an opportunity for a limited number of holders of Switch-On wristbands and Golden Circle wristbands to upgrade to gain access to the after-show party in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

These tickets will include the street food and entertainment included within the VIP package.

To attend the after show party, you MUST have won Switch-On concert wristbands in the ballot or purchased Golden Circle wristbands, and be wearing these upon entry to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

If you need an access arrangement or are attending the after show party and have dietary requirements, please email these to with your lead booking name and order number. Please note there is no reduction for carer.

Set times

Gates open from- 4pm

Blackpool Introduces- 5pm

Rae Morris- 6pm

HRVY- 6.30pm

R3WIRE & Varksi- 7.05pm

Ella Eyre- 7.55pm

Diversity- 8.45pm

Switch On Alfie Boe- 9.15pm

Jonas Blue- 9.30pm

Please note: these are approximate times and may be subject to change.

Music Genres: 

Acoustic, Drum n Bass, House, Pop, R&B

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