Blackpool Illuminations Virtual Switch-On

04sep8:00 pm9:30 pmBlackpool Illuminations Virtual Switch-On

Virtual Switch on Blackpool Illuminations

Event Details

This year, the traditional Switch-On concert will be replaced by a free-to-access streamed event in association with MTV. This event will act as the curtain-raiser for Blackpool’s Illuminations season which has been extended by two months and will now run from September 4 to January 3, 2021, for the first time in history.

This year’s line-up will see Spice Girl Melanie C, Fleur East, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, Diversity and Blackpool’s very own Rae Morris performing in the hour-long streamed event which is being staged by MTV at 8.30pm on Friday 4 September.

A group of Britain’s brave Corona Heroes will switch on this year’s Blackpool Illuminations. They include a consultant, two nurses, a hospital catering manager, two extraordinary fundraisers, and a therapy dog and his owner.

They will be joined in a closed set in the Tower Ballroom by the show hosts, Ashley and Jordan Banjo, Blackpool-born singer-songwriter Rae Morris, and the Illuminations’ creative curator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

How do I watch the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On?

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2020 will be free to access on MTV and VisitBlackpool channels, and will feature a mixture of exclusive pre-recorded performances at home and live performances filmed inside the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, along with the switch-on moment from our seven selected Corona Heroes above.

The show will start at 8.30pm on Friday 4 September and can be viewed on this page on the night, or on the following channels:



(Friday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm