Blackpool Illuminations Switch on 2021!

First acts announced for this year’s Switch-On.

We can now reveal details of some of the performers who will take to the stage at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert.

2020’s biggest breakthrough artist, KSI, will perform  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 will join the stage with his special guests Digital Farm Animals and music artist and producer S-X.

Few UK pop artists have made such an instant commercial impact as Staffordshire-born Wes Nelson, who will also join this year’s line-up. Capitalising on his popularity after stints on Love Island and Dancing On Ice, Wes’s Gold Certified debut single See Nobody stormed up the UK charts reaching number 3 and achieving over 70m streams.

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