The big events to look out for in Blackpool in 2019

Get the diaries out. This year will mark the 125th birthday of the Blackpool Tower and The Grand Theatre and there will be a year-long programme of events to the milestones.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 8:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 1:13 pm
There will be a year-long programme of events to celebrate the 125th birthday of two of Blackpools most famous heritage assets  The Blackpool Tower and The Grand Theatre
There will be a year-long programme of events to celebrate the 125th birthday of two of Blackpools most famous heritage assets The Blackpool Tower and The Grand Theatre

Here are some of the great highlights visitors have to look forward to in 2019 from the season launch.

Blackpool will once again host the UKs only Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST shows over the October half-term with the six concerts already close to selling out
Plans are already underway for the Blackpool Illluminations free switch on event in association with MTV - acts are yet to be announced

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Blackpool's Grand Theatre will produce its first summer show, Around The World in 80s Days, as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations based on Jules Vernes acclaimed novel and will be packed with favourite 1980s hits.
New weekend festivals at the Winter Gardens including Jason Manfords Comedy Festival which will take place Friday 10 May Sunday 12 May 2019
Pride is back in June and its going to be 'bigger and better than ever's in a new location at Tower Festival Headland!
The Breitling Jet Team is the largest civilian aerobatic display team in Europe. The team will perform over two days at Blackpool Air Show, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August.
The award winning production with music by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth which received fantastic five-star reviews in London's West End now comes to Blackpool Opera House.
Magician and Illusionists Craig Christian and Elizabeth ignite the stage and will appear with their show Evolution of Magic from June to September at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
LiveWire Festival returns to the Comedy Carpet for a four-day event over the August bank holiday weekend Headliners for this year are yet to be announced.
The largest independent Punk festival Rebellion returns to the Winter Gardens from August 1 to 4, with 200 bands set to perform
The inaugural British Country Music Festival, headlined by Ward Thomas
As well as the popular ride the lights event this year will also welcome the inaugural Night Run an opportunity to run under the Lights on a traffic-free Promenade.