Your chance to bid for best view at Illuminations switch-on

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On ceremony.'Alfie Boe and Ashley Banjo from Diversity pull the switch.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'31-8-2018
Blackpool Illuminations Switch On ceremony.'Alfie Boe and Ashley Banjo from Diversity pull the switch. PIC BY ROB LOCK'31-8-2018
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The ballot for free wristbands to the 2019 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On has launched.

Visit Blackpool, which runs the event, has opened the registration for next year’s concert - which will take place on Friday, August 30.

A spokesman said: “The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2019 is open.

“It follows the unprecedented demand for this year’s event when a capacity audience packed the Tower Festival Headland arena to watch a spectacular five-hour concert featuring HRVY, Ella Eyre, Rae Morris, R3wire and Varski and Diversity, culminating in an unforgettable switch-on by international music star, Alfie Boe.

“Since then, we have been swamped with requests for information on next year’s event.” It will once again feature a star-studded concert produced in association with MTV.

The tourism organisation confirmed MTV will once more produce the night.