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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Party 2012
Real Radio, Smooth Radio and Visit Blackpool are excited to announce the full line-up for the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Party on 31st August 2012!
Celebrating 100 years of the Blackpool Illuminations - Team GB are flicking the Big Switch as X Factor winners Little Mix join the gorgeous Paloma Faith and the phenomenal Noisettes in bringing the biggest party of the year to the nation's favourite seaside resort.
Joining them are the brilliant Scouting For Girls, stunning Amy Macdonald, next big thing Lawson and the sensational Lemar, Rick Astley, The Overtones along with Karima Francis, Loveable Rogues and Vanquish.
Watch and listen to the live Switch-On show online by clicking the button above!
2012 marks 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations and the Switch-On is to be held on The Tower Festival Headland for the first time ever.
The whole event will be broadcast live on Real Radio from 7pm and you'll be able to watch the show with live video right here. There will be a big screen erected on the promenade by Central Pier for those who do not have wristbands to enter the main arena on the night.
Here's a message from Little Mix themselves!
Little Mix are our first confirmed artists for the night and they're guaranteed to launch the party in style with brand new hit single Wings! They won X-Factor 2011 by capturing the nation's hearts and they're guaranteed to grab yours too.
The Noisettes first hit the bigtime back in 2009 when summer anthem Don't Upset the Rhytmn hit the charts after featuring in a famous car advert. They followed with the brilliant Never Forget You, pushing album Wild Young Hearts to number seven in the UK chart.
Scouting For Girls are a talent three piece who stormed the charts with albums Scouting For Girls and Everybody Wants to Be on TV and their number one hit single This Ain't A Love Song. We're big fans of the boys and delighted to have them with us.
Paloma Faith - The Picking Up the Pieces singer has released two brilliant top 10 ten albums and enjoyed a string of memorable hits including Stone Cold Sober, New York and Upside Down.
Amy’s received world-wide acclaim since hitting the music scene in 2007 and has recently released her third album Life in a Beautiful Light.
Multi Brit Award and MOBO Award winner Lemar will also be performing - his career spans a decade during which he has toured the world and had seven Top 10 hits including If There's Any Justice, Dance (With U), The Way Love Goes and his new single Invincible.
And last but not least to start us of are next big thing Lawson. Lawson performed at The Tower Festival Headland just a few weeks ago when they supported The Wanted and McFly and have already had a Top 5 hit single!
Rick Astley, a prodigy of iconic music producer and radio presenter Pete Waterman, is known for his vast catalogue of hits in the 80s and 90s including the classics, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and ‘Together Forever’.
The Overtones - The five-piece’s debut album, 'Good Ol' Fashioned Love', reached number four in the UK album chart and they have confirmed the release of their second album, 'Higher', on 1 October 2012.
20,000 free tickets for Blackpool’s biggest night of the year have been allocated randomly with a maximum of 4 tickets per household with 50% being allocated to people within the Borough of Blackpool area.
Registration for tickets has now closed and successful applicants will be notified by email on Tuesday 21st August.