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Register now for free Switch-On wristbands

Monday, 4th April 2016

Registration is now open for Blackpool’s annual Illuminations Switch-On spectacular!

Known as the biggest night in the resort’s calendar, the event takes place on the Tower Festival Headland on Friday 2 September and will feature a host of top music stars as well as the big moment when the resort’s stunning light display is turned on.

And the best thing is, it’s free to attend – all you have to do is enter the ballot to win wristbands. 

People can now put their name in the hat by registering at for their chance to receive up to four wristbands per household.

Last year, around 80,000 people applied for tickets to attend the event.

For this year’s Switch-On Weekend, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland have partnered with Blackpool Council to present the UK’s first ever Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST , which will see two ticketed live concerts in the Winter Gardens on Saturday 3 September, and a free outdoor Nickelodeon festival on the headland on both the Saturday and Sunday. Further details on the Saturday and Sunday events will be announced soon.

Councillor Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council: “Switch-On night is without doubt the biggest night in Blackpool’s calendar and is unbelievably popular with more than 80,000 people applying for tickets last year.

“Last year’s Switch-On was a huge success. Not only did we have Hollywood royalty flicking the switch but a fantastic concert, headlined by The Vamps, was a big hit too.

“It will be difficult to follow that this year but we’re confident of delivering another top quality line-up and a stunning show to start off the Blackpool Illuminations season with a bang.

“This year’s Switch-On weekend will be the biggest ever – with the free three day festival on the headland complemented by two exciting ticketed SLIMEFEST concerts in the Winter Gardens.

“It promises to be a brilliant weekend of entertainment kicked off by the free Switch-On party on the Friday night.

“That’s not to be missed and I would urge people to apply for their wristbands now – it could be the best free night out you’ll ever have.”

With a capacity of 20,000 for Switch-On night, the event will be held on the Tower Festival Headland and attracts visitors from all over the UK as well as locals who will have a dedicated allocation of tickets just for them.

A further allocation of tickets will be guaranteed for Switch-On night for people buying a SLIMEFEST ticket for the shows at the Winter Gardens Opera House on Saturday 3 September.  Details of how to buy tickets for the SLIME FEST concerts will be announced soon, along with further details of the free outdoor events. Highlights from SLIMEFEST will be broadcast on Nickelodeon TV later in the month.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit to register now for your FREE Friday Switch-On wristband!

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