X Factor-winning girl band Little Mix will headline at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On on Friday 31 August. They will be joined by Amy MacDonald and Lemar in a party that marks 100 years of Blackpool illuminations.
For the first time, the event will be held at The Tower Festival Headland. 20,000 free tickets will be allocated at random to those who apply, with 50% reserved for households in Blackpool.
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