Showzam! is back for 2017

15 December 2016

Showzam! is back and the excitement is once again building in Blackpool ahead of the resort’s annual festival celebrating magic, variety and live performance.

Showzam! 2017 is brought to you by VisitBlackpool and Blackpool BID, returning for its tenth outing between February 11–14.

With the line-up of shows and acts almost complete, visitors to next  year’s festival will be wowed by some amazing street theatre and sideshows including the UK’s most flexible contortionist Pixie Le Knot, the girl in the goldfish bowl and the headless lady!

Visitors can also expect hoola hooping and comedy, magical wonder and effortless charm in what promises to be a thrilling festival of free entertainment for all the family.

Cllr Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council said; “We are delighted to announce the line-up for Showzam! 2017. This year will be a fantastic four-day festival providing entertainment for young and old, families and couples.

“Showzam! is a very important part of the VisitBlackpool calendar and one that we look forward to every year.”

Eileen Ormand, Town Centre and Blackpool BID Manager said; "Blackpool BID is really pleased to be working with VisitBlackpool to bring Showzam 2017 to life to brighten and enliven the February half-term holiday.

“The festival makes such a huge difference to the town centre and has something for all the family.  Come and enjoy the fun and experience the wonders of Showzam 2017."

Showzam! 2017 line-up so far…

Showzam! Central, the hub of the festival inside the Winter Gardens will feature brilliant entertainment by Sideshow Illusions.

And for those who just simply love to observe Showzam! it would not be complete without the joys of live street theatre. Join Rob Roy Collins, Pete Anderson and Polly Hoops for an entertainment extravaganza as they bring the town centre alive.

Showzam! wouldn’t be the same without the flamboyant Carnival Ball. The Ball triumphantly returns to the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Saturday 11 February with a Mardi Gras theme; dress code for the evening is glamorous and sexy.
With an early bird offer of just £12 before the 31st December 2016 thereafter £15, tickets can be purchased via our Tourist Information Centre, The Blackpool Tower or – so why not join us for a night to remember!

During the festival, Michael Jordan’s High Jinx Magic and Illusion show will appear at Viva Blackpool; be prepared to be wowed by a mix of juggling, illusion, fire eating, magic and plate spinning.

The ever popular behind-the-scene tours are back for 2017 at some of our key heritage venues as well as the fun workshops and tours at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  Keep checking  for updates on these announcements and where to buy tickets and book places, many Showzam! events are free so why not make a Showzam! short break of it and book your accommodation package. 

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