A new, streamlined ticketing service is being introduced for Blackpool’s biggest night of the year – the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert.
The traditional free wristbands will be replaced with a secure e-ticketing system and also revealed that there will once again be a limited number of guaranteed Golden Circle tickets available for the star-studded event on the Tower Festival Headland on Friday 30 August.
As in previous years, people are invited to go into a ballot to win up to four of the 20,000 free tickets available for the concert, with half of the tickets reserved for local residents.
Councillor Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Skiddle once again for this iconic event to bring a much more streamlined and secure ticketing system to the biggest night in our tourism calendar.
“The demand for Switch-On tickets gets greater every year and on the back of that unprecedented demand, we have created an additional enclosure without compromising the number of free tickets allocated to visitors and residents. This will enable people to guarantee a brilliant Switch-On experience at low cost.”
There’s still time to apply for free Switch-On tickets before 29th July, go to www.visitblackpool.com/