Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On – with a touch of Vegas!

Viva – the Vegas Venue in the Heart of Blackpool – is delighted to announce it will be this year’s VIP partner for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On, catering for several hundred VIP ticket-holders for the biggest event in the resort’s entertainment calendar.

The Switch-On, which is being staged on Friday 1st September in association with MTV, will feature headline performances by Example & DJ Wire, Conor Maynard, Diversity and Louisa Johnson.

Martin Heywood, Managing Director at Viva Blackpool commented:

“Viva Blackpool is delighted to have been chosen as this year’s VIP sponsor. We are extremely proud and honoured to be working alongside VisitBlackpool to support this prestigious event in the resort.”

The VIP packages include a complimentary drink and canapes on arrival; access to the VIP marquee (Switch-On arena); exclusive access to the after-show party in the Festival Suite, with Viva’s host and Entertainment Director, Mr Leye D Johns plus cast, for an exclusive VIP performance. Prices start from £69 for adults and £35 for under 14’s. Tickets are on sale now and include: a delicious after-show supper and an official VIP goody bag.

The Friday night celebration will start with a “Blackpool Introduces” showcase featuring the best of talent from the Fylde Coast area, prior to the main show. The celebrity Switch-On star/other special guests are to be confirmed soon.

The Switch-On event will be free, with people invited to apply for the 20,000 wristbands, to guarantee entry to the Tower Festival Headland arena. The wristband ballot closes at 9 am on 1st August. To register, please go to:

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, commented:

“We are delighted that Viva Blackpool are partnering with us for this year’s VIP Switch-On offer.  The investment that has been made in the venue and the recent addition of the Viva Vegas Diner has created a fantastic offer for visitors and residents.”

To book your VIP package or find out more, please contact Viva Blackpool by telephone 01253 297297 or email or go to