2nd September - 7th November 2011

Blackpool Illuminations 2011 Details

Switch on Celebrity

Who will switch on the 2011 Illuminations?

Keith Lemon - Leigh Francis Switch on Illuminations

For the last time the 2011 Switch On show will be in the Central Car Park at the Rear of the Sea Life Centre. It will be the last time to watch the Switch On Concert and see the famous Blackpool Tower Illuminate when the lucky celebrity flicks the switch.

For the second year Smooth and Real radio will host the switch on show. Keith Lemon the alter ego of comic Leigh Francis will switch on the Blackpool Illuminations on the 2nd September. So far Olly Murs and Joe McElderry will perform together with Pixie Lott, Mike and the Mechanics´ Paul Carrack, doo-wop group The Overtones and new girl band, Wonderland managed by Louis Walsh, Westlife´s Kian Egan, Scouting For Girls and Beverley Knight. The switch on concert attracted over 20,000 people last year. The concert will also be shown live on one ofthe newly created headlands on the promenade.

The 2010 switch on star was Robbie Williams. Alesha Dixon was the first of last years performers to be made public. The switch on will, was for the last time be in the switch on arena behind the sea life centre. With the success of last years all ticket switch on, the smat money is on an all ticket event for 2011! Details on how to get the tickets will be published as soon as availablle. Keep checking back to find out how to obtain Blackpool Illuminations 2011 Switch On tickets. Details are yet to be announced for Blackpool Illuminations 2011 switch on celebrity. The 2011 Blackpool Illuminations will no doubt be more spectacular than ever. People attending the 2011 Blackpool Lights switch on show will, for the first time, actually be able to see the illuminations light up!

Each year Blackpool and Smooth / Real Radio announce the name of the mystery celebrity who will be flicking the famous switch to mark the start of the 2011 Blackpool Illuminations.

So who will be switching on what will be a truly historic 2011 switch on?

The free concert during which the guest will throw the switch marks the start of Blackpool's Big Switch On Weekend. We hope that thousands of fans of the celebrity, and of Blackpool, will join us in the celebrations and that they stay to enjoy all the free events Blackpool will be hosting throughout the weekend and indeed during the Illuminations Season.