Blackpool Illuminations switch on celebrities 2012

Each year the celebrity selected to switch on Blackpool Illuminations is never revealed until near to the date of the switch on, Friday 31st August this year, it is always a topic of conversation around Blackpool as the time nears.

This year has been a spectacular year for the United Kingdom with the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years of the Queen’s reign and the London Olympics where British athletes achieve a stunning performance winning 65 medals, 29 gaols, 17 silver and 19 bronze being amongst the highlights so far.

The organisers of the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations have looked to our Olympic heroes to select three Olympic medal winners to switch on the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations.

The switch on will take place this year at the newly completed Tower Festival Headland in front of the famous Blackpool Tower at 7.30pm on Friday 31st August followed by a music concert.

Who will switch on the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations? This year it will be Gymnast Beth Tweddle, Long Jump champion Greg Rutherford and Luke Campbell, Bantamweight Boxer.

Following the Blackpool Illuminations switch on there will be a music concert hosted by Blackpool’s Smooth Radio and headlining X Factor-winning girl band Little Mix who will be joined by Amy MacDonald and Lemar for what will be an exciting evening entertainment.

How Amy MacDonald an Internationally successful star is listed behind Little Mix who have yet to release an album is beyond me as well, perhaps Little Mix are the warm up act. Either way a grand night out in Blackpool is assured for all.

I look forward to seeing you at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2012 at Tower Festival Headland. This year celebrating 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations.