A SWEET surprise is in store for the Rocket Man as he prepares to zoom into the resort next month.
Sir Elton John is to be presented with some particularly luxurious bars of the resort’s favourite confectionary as VisitBlackpool has teamed up with Coronation Rock.
Thankfully, crocodile rock was not a flavour option and the glittering gold bars have been flavoured with decadent Champagne and strawberry
The word ‘Rocket Man’ is shooting majestically through the middle in tribute to the star’s 1972 smash hit.
And when the flamboyant superstar takes to the stage on June 16 to launch the Tower Festival Headland – he will be presented with a gigantic bar as part of his Blackpool welcome.
Ian Atkinson, managing director of Coronation Rock said: “We are delighted to be making rock for Sir Elton.
“We’ve made rock for Lady Diana, Tony Blair and even Gracie Fields so he is another great name to add to our list.
“I think gold and champagne favoured is a first for us – but it will suit him down to the ground.
“Having him in Blackpool is great for the town – I really hope he will sample our rock.”
In fact it isn’t just Sir Elton who will get to taste the sugar-laden high life.
VIP hospitality ticket holders at his Blackpool concert can get their hands on some too as part of an exclusive package. Natilie Wyatt, managing director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “Rock is synonymous with Blackpool so we wanted to give Sir Elton a special memento as he launches our Tower Festival Headlands.
“We are absolutely thrilled he is coming and hope the limited edition treat which add a special touch to a rockin’ night to remember.”
For VIP tickets, which cost £165 per person, call the booking hotline on (01253) 478100 or visit visitblackpool.com/elton for more information.