Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2019

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2019

Registration NOW OPEN for FREE wristbands for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2019

Friday 30 August 2019

Demand for wristbands for the 2018 Switch On was unprecedented, with over 130,000 of you applying!

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So registration has been opened early by organisers Visit Blackpool, to give as many people as possible the chance to win some of the 20,000 tickets for the 2019 event.

How to get FREE tickets to Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2019

The best thing is, it’s still FREE to register – all you have to do is enter the ballot to win wristbands.

Put your name in the hat by registering at for your chance to receive up to four wristbands per household.

The Switch-On ballot will remain open until midday on Monday 29 July, 2019. From the start of August 2019 there will be a limited number of Golden Circle tickets available for sale which will guarantee attendance at the event.

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2019 will once again feature a star-studded concert produced in association with MTV.

2018 Switch On

A capacity audience packed the Tower Festival Headland Arena for the spectacular five-hour concert, culminating in an unforgettable switch-on by international music star, Alfie Boe.

The crowd enjoyed fabulous performances by the likes of Ella Eyre, Diversity, Jonas Blue and HRVY. Here’s a reminder!

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2018

So, what are you waiting for? Register now for your FREE Switch-On wristband!

During Blackpool Illuminations 2019 Season –

Ride the Lights – Tuesday 27 August.
Ride through the resort’s famous Blackpool Illuminations on your push bike or walk on foot.

Blackpool Illuminations – 30 August – 3 November
Britain’s most spectacular light show returns to Blackpool Promenade for another year. Including the 3D projection shows on the Blackpool Tower building throughout the season.

LightPool Festival – October half term
It’s the Festival of Light and entertainment during October half-term. Enjoy spectacles and entertainment with light, fire and brilliance on the streets of Blackpool.

The World Fireworks Championships Blackpool – Fridays 6, 13, 20, 27 September
Enjoy fireworks from the best display teams in the world, with dramatic and spectacular free nights out.

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What do you think?
What do you think?
  1. A coach full would like to visit Blackpool illuminations in 2019 Would we all need wristbands?
    Can we get into attractions without? How does this system work?

    1. Jane Rabbit

      Blackpool Illuminations are free to view. Just turn up between the end of August and the beginning of November and you can see them every day during the dark hours of the evening.

      There’s a page here about this years Switch On times which gives you the idea

      You can pay for the individual attractions separately, or you can buy a Blackpool Resort Pass from Visit Blackpool, the official tourism department at the council. If you’re staying and want to visit them all it does work out a lot cheaper.

      You’ll have a great time! Sign up for our weekly email newsletter and then you’ll know what’s happening –

  2. I know u got the free tickets up now for the switch on in 2019 but my question is how much are the other ticket prices like the circle and golden circle and v.i.p tickets and how do folk go around booking one of them plz if u could get back to me about prices thanks
    Julie smith

    1. Jane Rabbit

      You need to apply for tickets from Visit Blackpool (tourism at Blackpool Council), they are the organisers of this event.

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