Peter Kay to switch on Blackpool illuminations

Comedian Peter Kay will switch on Blackpool lights

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Peter Kay and girl band Little Mix to switch on Blackpool illuminations

Bolton comedian Peter Kay will flick the switch to turn on this year's Blackpool Illuminations.

Girl Band Little Mix will also perform at the event on Friday 29 August.

Girl Band Little Mix will star at the switch on for Blackpool illuminations.

"Having Peter Kay as this year's Switch On star is a major coup for Blackpool.

"Peter is the most successful comedy act in this country over the past 20 years and has a long association with Blackpool.

"We are thrilled that he will be joining the Switch-On hall of fame.

“I am also delighted to announce that Little Mix will headline the Friday night concert.

"They received rave reviews when they played to a sell-out crowd at the Winter Gardens recently and I’m sure this news will delight fans.

“Our Switch on line-up is now complete and it promises to be a fantastic night to launch the 2014 illuminations season.”

– Cllr Graham Cain, Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure, Blackpool Council
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