Blackpool Illuminations switch-on will feature live music and an audience

The Blackpool Tower at night

Plans for the 2021 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On have been unveiled.

The event will feature live music performances in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom with an audience made up of winners of a free-to-enter ballot.

 With continuing uncertainty over restrictions on large-scale events this summer, the traditional Switch-On celebration on 3 September will move to the ballroom from its usual home on the outdoor Tower Festival Headland Arena.

 The concert and Switch-On moment will also be live streamed.

Full details of the acts that will perform at the event will be revealed over the coming months along with the identity of the Switch-On star.

At least 1,000 tickets will initially be available to join the live audience that people can get through a free ballot.

Further tickets could be made available if future guidance allows.Ticket allocation will be split equally between local residents and visitors.