31st August - 4th November 2018

Blackpool Illuminations 2018 Switch On Show

Ella Eyre - 2018 Blackpool Illuminations Switch On Night

The full details of the 2018 Switch On performers have now been announced. It will be an amazing show.

The Illuminations switch-on party is set to rock the Tower headland with a pair of top music names and a welcome return for tumbling stars Diversity. Singer Ella Eyre and DJ Producer Jonas Blue will perform at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On show set for the Blackpool Promenade stage on Friday August 31st. Also on the bill are Diversity Juniors, Rae Morris, HRVY, DJs R3Wire and Varksi presented by MTV Presenter Becca Dudley.

Before the main show a number of local up and comming acts will perform. Blackpool Introduces 2018 stars local band The Sound, Tiger S, The soulful singer-songwriter Kyle Passmore and X-Factor contestant Chloe Rose Moyle.

New for this year, is the Switch-On Golden Circle where a limited number of people will be able to get a close-up view of the show in an exclusive Golden Circle section on the Tower Festival Headland Arena. Tickets for the enclosure, which will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at £11.25 each, including booking fee.

The running order, this may be subject to change.

Britney Spears Piece of Me - Blackpool

Britney Spears will be bringing her Piece of Me show to Blackpool Tower Headland on the Saturday after Switch ON!!!!!! Tickets are sure to sell out very fast so grab them while you can.

Alfie Boe will switch on the 2018 Illuminations?

Gates normally open on Tower Headland from 4pm on Switch On Night

  • Blackpool Introducing - Top up and coming local acts.
  • The Sound
  • Tiger S
  • The soulful singer-songwriter Kyle Passmore
  • X-Factor contestant Chloe Rose Moyle
  • The Main Show
  • Ella Eyre
  • DJ Producer Jonas Blue
  • DVJ (Diversity Juniors)
  • Diversity
  • Club MTV DJs Rewire
  • Varski
  • Illuminations Switch On by Alfie Boe
  • Finish at approximately 10pm

Tickets for the Switch On concert were by a draw. The wristband ballot closed at 9am on July 24. To register, go to: www.visitblackpool.com/switchon. If you did not win tickets to the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On you can now buy tickets for the Golden Circle. This is an area on the Tower Festival Headland where you can still guarantee your place at this amazing outdoor show. Tickets start at £11.25 including a booking fee.

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.