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Blackpool Illumination Breaks



As the summer draws to a close, Blackpool begins to light up. With 7 miles of lights and over a million lightbulbs used, the Blackpool Illuminations are considered to be the greatest free light show on the earth.

Who will switch on the 2014 Blackpool Illuminations?

Thousands of people flocked to Blackpool to see The Big Switch On Weekend in 2013, which was headlined by Gary Barlow with Johnathan Ross switching on the lights. In 2012, 6 medal winners from Team GB including gymnast Beth Tweddle, long jumper Greg Rutherford and boxer Luke Campbell flicked the famous switch to light up Blackpool. Now though, it is a guessing game to see who will be the chosen one for the 2014 switch on.


Key dates:


  • Blackpool Illuminations: 25 August - 29 October