Eliza’s excited for Switch-On

The 'Big When I Was Little' singer is supporting The Script at the Illuminations Switch On.
The 'Big When I Was Little' singer is supporting The Script at the Illuminations Switch On.
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Visiting Blackpool will be an illuminating experience for Eliza Doolittle.

The popstar is on the bill for for the first night of the Illuminations Switch On celebrations at the end of the month, supporting The Script and warming up ahead of Jonathan Ross switching on the world-famous lights.

And she’s excited at the prospect of a mini-break in Blackpool, sampling the town’s delights, as much as performing on the same bill as some of her idols.

For now, life is “crazy busy” for the singer though - her latest single Big When I Was Little was released on Sunday – which might explain why she wasn’t entirely sure just what The Illuminations are.

After a brief explanation from The Gazette, including that last year marked the lights’ centenary year no less, Eliza seemed genuinely excited about the appearance.

“That’s so cool I’ll be a part of it,” she said. “I’m excited about it. I can’t wait to see the Illuminations.”

The singer said she’s particularly looking forward to being beside the seaside.

“I’ve always loved the seaside. Blackpool’s going to be cool, I’m sure it’ll live up to expectations,” she added.

And she’ll have a reminder of her own stomping ground, Camden Town, as she sets the stall for a performance by Madness, also from the London borough, the next day.

“I’ve always looked up to Madness and admired their music,” she said.

Eliza Doolittle plays on the Friday night of the Switch On celebrations, on August 30.

In a break from tradition, the Switch-On party will continue into Saturday 31 as two days of celebrations are planned with a second concert, starring Madness.

Tickets for the Friday night, at £34, are available now from VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre, See Tickets, Ticketmaster and GigsandTours.

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