1st September - 5th November 2017

Blackpool Illuminations 2017 Switch On Show

Diversity will perform at 2017 Switch On Night

The switch on star for 2017 has not been announced yet. Check back to find out who the lucky celebrity is.

The 2016 Switch On celebrity was Dame Barbara Windsor!!!! The Carry On and Eastenders star, 79, said: Some people say we want this, we want that and I say oh, I´d love to switch on the Lights in Blackpool. I just feel a great love for it and I´m so, so thrilled to be doing it, I cannot tell you, I´m just over the moon.

The details of the 2017 Switch On performers are: Example and DJ Wire, Conor Maynard, Diversity and Louisa Johnson, Club MTV DJs R3wire and Varski will be back on Blackpool Tower Headlands stage.

The running order has yet to be announced. Check back soon.

Gates normally open on Tower Headland from 4pm, but this has not been confirmed yet.

  • Blackpool Illuminations concert starts.
  • Illuminations Switch On - Estimated at 9:30pm.
  • Concert finishes at approximately 10pm.

Elliot John Gleave, better known by his stage name Example

International rapper and songwriter Example has performed to sell-out audiences across Europe and worked alongside global stars including Calvin Harris and Chase & Status. He has also ac ted in numerous movies.?


Diversity, who stunned the Switch-On capacity crowd with an astonishing routine last year have just completed their seventh UK arena tour. Widely acclaimed as one of the world's great dance acts, they will be bringing another unique set to the Switch-On stage.

If you did not win tickets to the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On you can buy tickets to other Blackpool Shows below.

Conor Maynard

Conor Maynard is no stranger to Blackpool having appeared at the inaugural SLIMEFEST event in 2016. The singer-songwriter has a huge following on YouTube and was named as MTV's Brand New star for 2012.

Louisa Johnson

Also joining the Switch-On party is the hugely talented Louisa Johnson - at 17, the youngest ever winner of The X Factor, who went on to secure major hits with Tears and So Good selli ng over one million singles.

R3wire and Varski

Also returning for a second year, are R3wire and Varski, the Club MTV presenters and record producers, who brought the house down in 2016, making the concert one of the most talked about in Illuminations Switch-On history.

In previous years to get the Switch On started a Blackpool Introduces showcase kick started the night. It featured some of the best of talent from local venues including Verity Kinnon, James Edgar and Axi Wild. The line-up also included Blackpools own Stacey McClean, formerly of spin-off band S Club 8 and special sets by Club MTV. What will 2017 include? Check back soon for more details.

If you did not win tickets to the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On you can buy tickets to other Blackpool shows below.

Please note that all donations received via either the street collections, donations from local businesses and from collecting containers in hotels is not used to pay for the concert or any losses incurred. It is used to create new features for the illuminations. So please please be generous in your donations to make the illuminations the best they can be. The Illuminations team are a very dedicated bunch of people who do their best to stretch their budget as far as humanly possible to bring you the greatest FREE show on earth for 66 nights a year.