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2021 Illuminations Switch-On

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2021

2020’s biggest breakthrough artist, KSI, and one of the UK's most successful indie bands, The Wombats, performed in the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom on the night of Friday 3 September to mark the start of a four-month extended Illuminations season. KSI joined the stage with his special guests Digital Farm Animals and music artist and producer S-X. Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Ella Henderson and Wes Nelson also joined this year's star-studded line-up. 

Shirley Ballas, one of the world’s most accomplished dancers and now head judge on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, pulled the switch, triggering the start of a four-month extended Illuminations season. The evening was produced in association with MTV, and the show was hosted by TV and radio presenter Becca Dudley.

Don't miss the Best of Blackpool Switch-On: 

The two shows will be broadcast on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October, on MTV Music and MTV UK before going out to an international audience later this year.

The first of the 30-minute shows, MTV Live: KSI features the headline set by one of the UK’s biggest artists of 2021.

The second, MTV Live From Blackpool Switch-On, features performances by KSI, Ella Henderson, The Wombats and Wes Nelson.

Friday 15th October: on MTV MUSIC
1800-1830: MTV Live: KSI
1830-1900: MTV Live from Blackpool Switch On

Saturday 16th October on MTV UK 
1200-1230: MTV Live: KSI
1230-1300: MTV Live from Blackpool Switch On

Please see below a gallery of images from the night. 

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