Blackpool Tower Ballroom to Host Illuminations Switch-On VIP Party

Source: VisitBlackpool 10 June 2019
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The world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom will once again be the after-show venue for this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On party.

The ballroom will cater for several hundred VIP ticket-holders as part of the biggest event in the resort’s entertainment calendar.

The main Switch-On show, which is being staged on the Tower Festival Headland Arena in association with MTV on Friday 30 August, will feature performances by Brit Award-winners Busted, multi-talented singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, and Sigma, the British drum and bass DJ and record production duo who have twice topped the UK singles charts.

Britain’s top dance group, Diversity, and Club MTV DJs R3wire & Varski will also join the line-up, along with a celebrity Switch-On star yet to be revealed.

The VIP packages include access to a covered marquee within the Switch-On arena with a complimentary welcome drink, mini picnic bag with a “Taste of Lancashire” theme, as well as passes to the exclusive after-show party in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Guests in the marquee can also enjoy a special treat courtesy of Blackpool’s best-loved ice cream parlour, Notarianni’s.

This year’s VIP catering is supplied by award-winning Campbell & Rowley, who will also provide the after-show hospitality in the ballroom, offering a delicious array of modern Lancashire street food including starter, main course and desserts with a distinctive Golden Mile theme!

There will be a programme of entertainment in the ballroom, with live music, some surprise guests and a chance for guests to help celebrate The Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday this year.

The VIP package is £69.50 for adults and £35 for under 14s and is on sale NOW!

To book your VIP package or to find out more go to:

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are thrilled to be once again partnering with the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Campbell & Rowley and Notarianni’s to deliver what will undoubtedly be another memorable Switch-On party.

“This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the start of the Blackpool Illuminations season in two spectacular venues – firstly on the Tower Festival Headland and then in the most famous dance venue in the land.”

The Friday night celebration will start with a “Blackpool Introduces” showcase in the main arena featuring the best of talent from across the Fylde Coast, prior to the start of the main show.

As last year, the Switch-On event will be free, with people invited to apply for the 20,000 tickets that will guarantee entry to the Tower Festival Headland arena with half of these going exclusively to Blackpool residents. The wristband ballot closes at noon on Monday 29 July. To register, go to:

Last year, VisitBlackpool introduced a special Golden Circle offer with a limited number of people enjoying a close-up view of the show in a guaranteed access, exclusive section at the front of the arena.

The Golden Circle will return to the Switch-On event for 2019, for just £10.00 per person! Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are available to purchase via:

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