Visit Blackpool

Festival Village Expression of Interest

REF: Illuminations, Fireworks and Lightpool Festival
Dates: 10 September– 30 October 2021
Venue: Tower Festival Headland, Central Promenade, Blackpool

 
CATERING & COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Background

 The world-famous Blackpool Illuminations need little introduction. There are six miles of traditional festoons and tableaux along the Promenade - no wonder it’s commonly known as the greatest free light show on Earth!  In 2021, Blackpool Illuminations will be extended by two months, shining from 3 September 2021-3 January 2022.
 
This year, to complement the Illuminations display, we are planning to establish a festival village with illuminated wooden cabins on the Tower Festival Headland. We are seeking a range of quality food, drink and gift offers to fill the cabins for the first half of the extended Illuminations season, between September 10 and October 30.
 
The period between these dates includes the return of World Fireworks and the award-winning Lightpool Festival.
 
Over the years, the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool has become one of the resort’s biggest draws.  For 2021, the event will take place with revised dates and a new launch-pad.
 
The stunning displays, which are set to music, will take place over the beach in front of the Tower Festival Headland (opposite The Blackpool Tower) on alternate Saturday evenings starting on September 11 and continuing on September 25, October 9 and October 23.
 
Lightpool Festival is a two-week event which will run over the half-term holiday from October 15-30, and will comprise a celebration of live performance, 3D projection shows, parades and light-based installations, with much of the activity based around the Tower Festival Headland.

The expression of interest has now closed, and the team will be in touch with you shortly regarding the next steps.