Blackpool Tower Festival Headland in Blackpool
Friday 30th August 2019
4:00pm til 10:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)
No age restrictions
Brit Award-winners Busted will be joined by Nina Nesbitt, Sigma & Diversity!
Review of Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2019
Would you recommended: Yes
It was well managed, felt safe and really good fun. Fantastic!
Was a good event. Needed some seating as is a long time to stand for little children or older people. Also a lot of smoking and vaping happening and no one checking them.
To many under kids in big groups, smoking and drunk! Wasnât good for anybody especially for young children around.
Excellent night x
Amazing event but to many fights
Amazing night, definitely something everyone should go to
Absolutely Amazing ð
Acts were brilliant but itâs beginning to become repetitive. There were young people smuggling in drinks and smashing them on the floor which isnât very family friendly. The music was great and itâs good to see different artists but maybe need something to keep the crowd entertained throughout as most were dying off halfway, leaving before the switch on. Overall was a great experience and more than likely be going again next year but in the golden circle as there was less trouble in there!
had an Amazing time all the acts we watched were fantastic xx
shouldn't be alcohol available few fights caused by drink and little kids getting knock about
Brilliant show from start to finish great acts great event for all the family x
too many fights
Would you recommended: No
The main event was fantastic and music was on point. This was my first switch on I've been too. Just the drinks were too expensive even for pop and water.
Excellent second time in a year now. Drink prices could be lower
Loved it again like last year
Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Guest
the fact a women was rushed to hospital because off a security guard shows the lack off experience thatâs they have
Becky Mitchell-Dola n
I have been coming to Blackpool over 4o years and 1st time I saw the switch on ...10 out of 10
was really good only issues was kids throwing bottles and a very strong smell off w**d plus big groups off kids on there own
Amazing dj rewire n vakski are the ones to see diversity was brilliant to what a good night canât wait for next years
Brilliant value for money ð
great night but could maybe have a bigger bar
or coca cola machines to help
amazing event. the security staff were useless though. there was a fight right near us and they did NOTHING to help. other than that a brilliant event. Busted were amazing
There was kids with drugs and p***s Iâm talking 13 yr old they need to have better security !
Great event and well organised.
Me, my Wife and our Friend tried to enjoy the event, but it was ruined by Kids pushing, shoving, and throwing things and drinks around. One Girl in front of us had a Lit Cigarette end up in her Hood. Luckily we spotted it, otherwise it could have set off a Fire in a packed crowd. Busted were excellent though, but we had to leave just before we finished because it got to a point where it kept happening & nothing was being done by security.
Could have done with a few more top current artists
full of kids off there heads ..disgusting..
a fantastic atmosphere and free entertainment.
Good just think that need the body guards there to actually stop fighting
fantastic evening with family and friends. superb show
Mrs Joanne Mcwilliam
Bottles and cans both full and empty were being thrown by teenagers across the crowds and were hitting people. No policing of this was in situ.
Behaviour was disgraceful.
No ID for underage drinking.
The event was brilliant except teenage girls and boys drunk and drugged up then all lads fighting near the end which made us leave early as my little girl was crying her eyes out
We thought that the event was brilliant and the music was great!! However we were disappointed that the tower wasn't lit up on all sides as it has been the past 4 years we have been to the switch on, it was only lit up on the front and the fireworks weren't as impressive as previous years. But in saying this, the atmosphere and the set up of it all was amazing !! ððð Thanks .
too many drunk teenagers acting inappropriately. sold as a family event teenagers drinking excessively, swearing and brawling isn't my idea of a family event, shame as enjoyed in the past.
Fantastic night really enjoyed it thank you
Had a fab time, would definitely come again. But wouldnât go in venue so early next year.
Too many people throwing empty can into the crowd and lots of smoking other than that a really enjoyable night.
Good except for fights that broke out
rewire and varski was so good at their set and host definitely should host again, diversity has always amazing set
A J Fitch
to many unacompanyed teens fighting and smoking w**d even security was struggling
Louise Byrnes Louise Byrnes
i really lover it but the security and health care was not good
Great event bars well staffed, food reasonably priced and busted we're brilliant
great night. Diversity where amazing. Just disappointed with busted choice of language for a family event
fantastic, bar was way overpriced though,
would of been better if people wasn't smoking especially cannabis
Our second trip to the Blackpool lights switch on, FABULOUS ðð
Out of this world, never been before and Iâve lived near Blackpool for 32 years! It was brilliant, thank you
Itâs was a brilliant night and the kids had a fantastic time everything was so good definitely going again next year
At this time not happy as more fights started and was a victim of the bottles thrown n strong smell of drugs this is not wat i thought a family event would be like sorry
It was better organised this year. I enjoyed it so much loved busted and diversity
Extremely enjoyed!! All of the acts were great and entertaining. We didnât have to wait for ages for the first act to come on either like last year we had at least an hours wait for the first act. Overall enjoyed and most likely will be returning next year!
Brilliant night will come back next year
full of drunken teenagers, very expensive once inside although tickets very reasonably priced (although I purchased golden circle tickets and not once was I asked to see any tickets at any point, we could have just walked in). I went purely for busted and they were ok but wasn't blown away, and I can guarantee a lot of people were very impressed with their language, didn't bother me as my daughter knows better than to repeat it but it is a family event and there was no need for it.
I go every year if I can and it always enjoy it and love to raveðâ¤ï¸ðð¤ðð
Fantastic friendly family atmosphere with a Brilliant finish
Very well organised. security first class. Golden Circle are perfect. Diversity made the night.
stage was a better stage . acts could be better . to many kids drinking and smoking under age bars wasn't looking at there I'd .
absolutely amazing totally going again next year xx
We loved being in the golden circle, thank you!
I thought the eveny was amazing but too many fights broke out and some members of staff/security were extremely unreasonable
Amazing!! We had the best view and never stopped dancing, all the acts were brilliant still buzzing now! Well done Blackpool â¤ï¸
Prices of drinks and things was expensive and was quiet difficult to see as loads tall people in vip was allowed people on there shoulder so us in general seating cudnt see past them.could be set out better with seating or like small people allowed further forward to see and enjoy the event
I've gone past few yrs with kids but this yr was so rubbish ppl smoking around little kids inc mine couldn't see the screens most of time due to ppl standing in front or people putting ppl on shoulders think maybe more screens round the arena so ppl at back can see better
Busted weâre amazing
i think all the acts were good and music was brilliant however i do think the starting and finish time needs too be later as it was better in the dark xx
great and full of atmosphere
loved it been 3 years in a row now
It was my first time doing anything like this and overall I enjoyed it and I loved the atmosphere eventually it just took a while to build up
was late getting there but the walkway to gate 3 for golden circle was not sign posted so we had to back track and go round the streets to access it, last year there was a clear walkway to the other side. not the best planning for 2019 on a cold windy night, came up from grimsby for this too x
Iv had just a good night everything was great however drinks are quite expensive which is the only downfall definitely going next year
Lucie Kate Davis
G4s were dreadful and there were lots of fights breaking out. Appalling security but the police were brilliant
well organised excellent security fantastic performances and effects brilliant night for all the family
I did not have a reminder or should I say any notification that I had received tickets! So the whole event was missed! My family are completely gutted to find out after- through social media that tickets were available! Poor handling by skiddle!
Great venue hope everyone loved it!
Brilliant great atmophere I go every year love it
fantastic night, couldn't fault it in anyway at all, the only thing I could complain about was the prices of drinks.
young teenagers smoking drugs and drinking alcohol being sick.
way too crowded and teenagers knocking over and bouncing into young childeren.
The security had no control over who had wrist bands or not even though we stayed in the general admission part we could quite easily get in the golden circle area
Great but few fights,dont like the ring thing tho
Had a brilliant night.. same again next year
Expensive and some people drink and spoilt it especially as itâs a family occasion. Like that go out and back into the venue which was sad when I had left something in the car I needed.
it was like a youth offenders. young girls falling around. unable to stand lost count of fights. bottles and cans being thrown. no security in the middle for the fighting. wouldnt take my children into that atmosphere again.
Anthony George William Claypole
excellent night rewire and varski brilliant
it shouldn't have taken up all the road and cause road closure
There should be better security as there was a fight and they just stood there and watched as it was happening.
i love every minute diversity is the best dont stop then i hope to see them next yesr xc
had a brilliant family night out
The event was good apart from underage teenagers drinking smoking cigarettes and w**d which spolit it for others .bottles and cans being thrown which hit little kids . Thing next year security shouldn't let anyone under the age of 18 in unless they are with a adult over 21 .
amazing once again blackpool the only thing is the drinks 2 pounds for a can of pop really
The security was lacking slightly as a lot of fights broke out and the food and drink was very expensive
But a good experience other wise !!
this was a amazing night good everyone was singing and dancing through out the shows
Brilliant music however let down by poor security, massive fight near us and took them 10 mins to respond by that time people had got injured. Not good enough for a family friendly concert.
John Paul Cooper
Great value event, brilliant acts and venue. I travelled from Newcastle and it was definitely worth it
The event was awesome and we cannot wait till next year's switch on event ððð
Marc Gayden-ballar d