Last year I applied for the free wrist bands to be at the Big Switch On at Blackpool, where you have a concert and fireworks and they switch on the Illuminations.
Blackpool for me is a huge childhood memory, with my grandad living down the road. Sadly no longer there, it’s a lovely trip down memory lane every time we go, and we’ve been paving the way with new memories, especially when we had Merlin passes, which meant we could visit Sea life Park, the Tower, the Dungeons and Madam Tussauds too.
We had such an incredible time last year that obviously we applied again, but we weren’t lucky this time round, so instead of missing it we bought the Golden Circle Tickets. Which means your at the front this time.
So what is happening for this Switch on you ask?
Award-winning actress Lucy Fallon is to switch on the world-famous Illuminations in her home town of Blackpool.
Lucy, who has won a host of TV awards for her role as Bethany Platt in ITV’s Coronation Street, will pull the famous switch in front of 20,000 people at the official Switch-On concert on the night of Friday 30 August.
Lucy, who studied singing, acting and drama from the age of two, made her first public stage appearance as a dancer in pantomime at the historic Blackpool Grand Theatre.
Since joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2015 she has enjoyed a stellar rise to fame winning the National Television Award for Serial Drama Performance in 2018 and also Best Actress and Best Female Dramatic Performance in the British Soap Awards in the same year.
Joining Lucy that night will be Brit Award-winners Busted will be joined by the multi-talented singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, and Sigma, the British drum and bass DJ and record production duo who have twice topped the UK singles charts.
The tour coincided with the release of their brand new studio album, Half Way There.
Scotland’s Nina Nesbitt is a hugely talented singer, songwriter and musician. As a songwriter she has written for various artists including Jessie Ware, Olivia Holt and The Shires. As a singer she has found success in her own right and has just released her second studio album.
Sigma, comprising Cam Edwards and Joe Lenzie, topped the UK singles chart with Nobody To Love and followed that success with another number one hit,Changing, featuring Paloma Faith. They will take to the stage immediately after the big Switch-On moment for an epic finale under the Lights!
Diversity will return to the Switch-On stage to perform yet another scintillating routine just weeks before they embark on their massive UK tour to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Since winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, they have completed eight sell-out arena tours and appeared on numerous shows and in the West End.
Also returning are crowd favourites R3wire and Varski, the Club MTV DJs and record producers who have helped turn Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On night into the coolest party in town.
The Friday night celebration will start with a “Blackpool Introduces” showcase featuring the best of talent from across the Fylde Coast, prior to the start of the main show, the Switch-On itself, and then an hour-long party under the Lights.
We sadly had rainy Blackpool not the sunny one like last year. But no matter, we filled our bellies with some food from Wetherspoons, drank some IPA and got ready for an epic night.
I had chicken, brie and chilli jam burger!! Omg how delicious.
Mr Moon had the ultimate burger, tasted like a big Mac only far better quality!!
Mini Moon ate a roasted vegetable pizza with pineapple added. This looked lovely.
Drank my birthday prosecco!
Missed Nina personally, but I had an epic night, loved every minute of it all. I think this will be a new Moon family tradition.