Latest news Alfie Boe will be switching on the Blackpool Illuminations at Tower Festival Headland for the 2018 Illuminations season. Alfie Boe a local Lancashire lad from Fleetwood a short tram ride along the coast. Alfie’s singing duo and friend Michael Ball had the honour of switching on the lights twenty one years ago in 1997.

Also performing at the show will be Ella Eyre, Jonas Blue, Diversity, DVJ and Club MTV DJs R3wire and Varski.

The following day Britney Spears will be performing at the Tower Festival Headland.

The switch-on event will be free with people invited to apply via ballot for the 20,000 wristbands to get into the arena.