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Chart toppers on the bill for Switch On gig

Popstars Neon Jungle have been announced as joining the line-up for the 2014 Illuminations Switch On celebrations

Popstars Neon Jungle have been announced as joining the line-up for the 2014 Illuminations Switch On celebrations

The first acts for this year’s Illuminations Switch-On night have been announced.

Chart toppers Pixie Lott and Matt Cardle, rising star George Ezra and popstars Union J and Neon Jungle are all on the bill for the event on the Tower Festival Headland on August 29.

The Friday night show marks the start of a three-day festival of entertainment for the resort, ahead of a West End themed Saturday night and X Factor starlet Rebecca Ferguson headlining the Sunday night

Coun Graham Cain, cabinet member for tourism and leisure at Blackpool Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to name the first list of stars.

“They will join what is going to be a fantastic line-up over the three days.”

Organisers hope to announce the celebrity Switch-On star by the end of the month.

George Ezra is hotly tipped to have the song of the summer with his latest offering, Budapest, while two-time chart topper Pixie Lott is no stranger to big crowds having toured the UK.

On Saturday night performers from Thriller Live, Chicago, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Jersey Boys will bring a little bit of the West End to Blackpool.

On Sunday, soulful singer Rebecca Ferguson is joined by Big Reunion popstars Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, 911 and Damage.

Early bird tickets for the whole festival weekend are on sale now, guaranteeing entry to the Friday night for the first 5,000 purchasers.

To apply for free wristbands for the Friday night only, available by online ballot, visit: www.visitblackpool.com/switchon

 

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