Register now for free Switch-On 2019 wristbands

Barry Parkinson posted on Oct 10 2018

Blackpool Illuminations switch on 2018

Blackpool Illuminations switch on 2018

The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2019 is open right now.

It follows the unprecedented demand for this year’s event when a capacity audience packed the Tower Festival Headland Arena to watch a spectacular five-hour concert, culminating in an unforgettable switch-on by international music star, Alfie Boe.

Since then, the VisitBlackpool team has been swamped with requests for information on next year’s event, which will take place on Friday 30th August. It will once again feature a star-studded concert produced in association with MTV.

And the best thing is, it’s still free to register – all you have to do is enter the ballot to win wristbands.

People can put their name in the hat by registering at for their chance to receive up to four wristbands per household.

This year, over 130,000 people applied for tickets to attend the event so registration has been opened early to give as many people as possible the chance to win some of the 20,000 tickets for next year’s event.

Councillor Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council ‘Switch-On night is the biggest night in Blackpool’s calendar and the demand for wristbands gets bigger every year. This year’s Switch-On was a huge success with Alfie Boe flicking the switch and some fabulous performances by the likes of Ella Eyre, Diversity, Jonas Blue and HRVY. It’s a night not to be missed and I would urge people to apply for their wristbands now – it could be the best free night out you’ll ever have!’

The Switch-On ballot will remain open until Monday 29th July, 2019. From the start of August there will be a limited number of Golden Circle tickets available for sale which will guarantee attendance at the event.

  So, what are you waiting for? Visit to register now for your FREE Switch-On wristband!