This year, the traditional Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert will be replaced by a free-to-access streamed event in association with MTV. The 2020 Virtual Switch-On party will take place at 8.30pm on Friday 4th September. This event will act as the curtain-raiser for Blackpool’s Illuminations season which has been extended by two months and will now run from 4th September 2020 until 3rd January 2021 for the first time in history.
Who will be performing?
This year’s line-up will see Spice Girl Mel C, Becky Hill, Fleur East, Tom Grennan, Diversity and Blackpool’s very own Rae Morris performing in the hour-long streamed event which is being staged by MTV at 8.30pm on Friday 4th September.
A group of Britain’s brave Corona Heroes will switch on this year’s Blackpool Illuminations. They include a consultant, two nurses, a hospital catering manager, two extraordinary fundraisers, and a therapy dog and his owner. They will be joined in a closed set in the Tower Ballroom by the show hosts Jordan Banjo & Perri Kiely, plus Ashley Banjo, Blackpool-born singer-songwriter Rae Morris, and the Illuminations’ creative curator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
How do I watch the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On?
Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2020 will be free to access on MTV and will feature a mixture of exclusive pre-recorded performances at home and live performances filmed inside the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, along with the switch-on moment from the seven selected Corona Heroes.
The show will start at 8.30pm on Friday 4th September and can be viewed here:
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Want to See the Illuminations in Person
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Set in a 42-acre site on Blackpool Seafront, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is Britain’s most ride intensive amusement park. The park Currently offers an amazing 10 roller coasters including the world-famous Big One. One of the latest additions to the Theme Park is ICON, the UK’s first double-launch rollercoaster. The amusement park also offers a number of classic wooden coasters including the Big Dipper and the Grand National.