Tourism chiefs have today welcomed the announcement Susan Boyle is to perform in Blackpool this year.
The singer, made famous by Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, will make her only appearance in England at the Opera House on Sunday September 8, es exclusively revealed in yesterday’s Gazette.
The show will be recorded and aired in cinemas across the world.
Natalie Wyatt, managing director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “It is testament to the hard work of people in the resort that our venues are being selected for big name acts, particularly following the announcements of a full summer season run of Mamma Mia! next year and Priscilla Queen of the Desert in August.
“When you factor in that Susan’s performance will be aired across the world then that is wonderful as people across the globe will be able to see just what amazing performers, venues and facilities we have in our resort.”
President of StayBlackpool Claire Smith said: “This will be a great boost at the start of the Illuminations so it is perfect timing and great entertainment.”
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