Archive Sponsors Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On

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August 21, 2013 at 12:39 will be helping to light up Blackpool again with the sponsorship of its iconic Illuminations Switch-On weekend.

This is the third year the leading leisure airline has sponsored Blackpool’s biggest event of the year, showing its continued support for the UK’s most popular holiday destination.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “Blackpool is a key base for us and we are delighted to be sponsoring this iconic event. The Switch-On remains an important visitor attraction for the seaside town, making it a winter destination favourite for many of our inbound passengers too.”

Natalie Wyatt, Managing Director of Marketing Blackpool, added: “This is a great sponsorship deal for the Switch-On as and Jet2holidays are so closely affiliated to Blackpool.

“We are delighted they recognise the importance of this event which is one of Blackpool’s biggest weekends of the year. We have the magnificent Switch-On concert on Friday with The Script headlining, Eliza Doolittle as special guest and then Jonathan Ross to flick the actual switch. This is then followed by Madness on Saturday, a band with such wide appeal that we just know it will be a great gig.

“To now get to sponsor the event is a great addition. Its services both in and out of Blackpool Airport are essential in our work to continue to promote Blackpool as the number one holiday destination, so to be able to work with them on our number one event of the year is particularly pleasing and we are very grateful for their support.”

To celebrate our sponsorship, we’re running a competition to win tickets to the Switch-On weekend! Yes, the chance to see The Script and Madness live on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August! Click here to Enter Now

Tickets for the Switch-On Weekend are available from VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre, See Tickets, Ticketmaster and GigsandTours. You can also register for updates at