Team GB to switch on Blackpool lights

Blackpool Illuminations have been a tradition for 100 years. Photo credit: George Green /

Olympic athletes Beth Tweddle, Greg Rutherford and Luke Campbell are to turn on the Blackpool Illuminations this year.

The Team GB trio will switch on the lights at its official event on 31 August, which will also see performances from Little Mix, Lemar, Amy MacDonald, Lawson, Paloma Faith, Scouting For Girls, Noisettes and up-coming artists Karima Francis, Loveable Rogues and Vanquish.

“2012 is a platinum year for Blackpool Illuminations as it is the Centenary of our world-famous Lights, so it is only fitting that some of our British Olympic heroes kick off the celebrations for us,” said Natalie Wyatt, managing director of Marketing Blackpool. “We couldn’t be more delighted to be welcoming such an incredible group of people to officially Switch-On the Lights.”

You might also like

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time