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VisitBlackpool and Skiddle partner up ahead of Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2018

The Switch-On event on the Tower Festival Headland will see Ella Eyre, Jonas Blue, Diversity and Rae Morris

VisitBlackpool and event guide and ticketing outlet, Skiddle, are working together in partnership for the first time ahead of the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2018.

North West-based Skiddle will be selling £10 Golden Circle admission tickets for the world-famous event on 31 August, which will guarantee entry for some of those who missed out on the free wristband ballot.

A limited amount of After Show Party tickets for the Blackpool Tower Ballroom will also be sold through skiddle.com and the Skiddle App.

The Switch-On event on the Tower Festival Headland will see the likes of Ella Eyre, Jonas Blue, Diversity and Rae Morris perform on stage, culminating in the big switch-on by international music star Alfie Boe.

Switch-On 2018 marks the start of 66 nights of illuminations with over three million visitors expected between August 31 and November 4.

Co-Founder and Director of Skiddle, Richard Dyer, said: “We are delighted to be working with VisitBlackpool ahead of the 2018 Switch-On for what promises to be a spectacular show. Whilst Skiddle sell for thousands of gigs, club nights and festivals UK wide, working in partnership with local events is incredibly important to our businesses and our staff – many of whom live and work in the Blackpool and Fylde area and grew up visiting the Illuminations. The Switch-On is one of the UK’s most spectacular events and we can’t wait to be involved in 2018 and beyond.”

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council said:

“We are looking forward to working with Skiddle this year on our Golden Circle offer giving us a more streamlined approached to our ticketing for this annual event.”