Award-winning actress Lucy Fallon is to switch on the world-famous Illuminations in her home town of Blackpool.
Lucy, who has won a host of TV awards for her role as Bethany Platt in ITV’s Coronation Street, will pull the famous switch in front of 20,000 people at the official Switch-On concert on the night of Friday 30 August.
Since joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2015 she has enjoyed a stellar rise to fame winning the National Television Award for Serial Drama Performance in 2018 and also Best Actress and Best Female Dramatic Performance in the British Soap Awards in the same year.
Joining Lucy that night will be Brit Award-winners Busted will be joined by the multi-talented singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, Becky Hill and Sigma, the British drum and bass DJ and record production duo who have twice topped the UK singles charts.
Britain’s top dance group, Diversity, and Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski will also join the line-up at Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland on Friday 30 August for what promises to be the most spectacular free event of the year!
Scotland’s Nina Nesbitt is a hugely talented singer, songwriter and musician. As a songwriter she has written for various artists including Jessie Ware, Olivia Holt and The Shires. As a singer she has found success in her own right and has just released her second studio album.
Becky Hill rose to prominence in the first series of The Voice UK and went on to become the show’s first contestant to record a number one chart hit with the platinum-selling Gecko (Overdrive) with Oliver Heldens. She is currently in the top 10 in the official download chart with Wish You Well, a collaboration with Sigala that has already had almost two million views on YouTube.
Sigma, comprising Cam Edwards and Joe Lenzie, topped the UK singles chart with Nobody To Love and followed that success with another number one hit,Changing, featuring Paloma Faith. They will take to the stage immediately after the big Switch-On moment for an epic finale under the Lights!
Diversity will return to the Switch-On stage to perform yet another scintillating routine just weeks before they embark on their massive UK tour to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
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, the Switch-On itself, and then an hour-long party under the Lights.
More artists, including the celebrity who will pull the switch to launch the 2019 Illuminations season will be unveiled in the weeks ahead.
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