Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2020: Virtual live show switches venue from Blackpool Tower to Empress Ballroom

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Blackpool Illuminations Switch On event 2020
Organisers of Blackpool's live Switch On event tonight have been forced to make a last-minute change to the proceedings moving venues to the Empress Ballroom.

The virtual concert. which will be headlined by Spice Girl Melanie C and will also include a live performance from Blackpool talent, singer songwriter Rae Morris was due to kick off live at 8.30pm from Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Read more on tonight's event here: 'unforeseen technical error' has been stated by bosses from Visit Blackpool in conjunction with partners MTV, as the reason for the move in venue to the historic Winter Gardens , which boasts the impressive ballroom.

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The free viewing event will be available online by logging on to, and's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kieley will once again be hosting the show. A group of seven 'Corona Heroes' will have the honour of switching on this year's Lights.

The Gazette will be reporting from the Empress Ballroom throughout the evening at

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