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Illuminations Switch On

Who Switched On Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations 2021 switch on ceremony, who will “do the honours” at the switch on concert Tower Festival Headland Friday 3rd September 2021? We will inform you on this website when we know.

In 1934 Blackpool Council started the tradition of getting a famous figure of the day to switch on the Blackpool Illuminations with a ceremony to mark the start of the illuminations season, Lord Derby was the first to perform the switch on ceremony.

This tradition has continued, with the exception of the war years, to this day and much excitement and anticipation is generated around which celebrity will be performing the switch on ceremony.

The Blackpool Illuminations 2021 will run for 123 days. From Friday 3rd September untill Monday 3rd January 2022.

The switch on ceremony over the years has been performed by the folowing: