The queen of British soaps and star of dozens of films and on-stage shows will pull the famous switch in front of 20,000 people as part of a spectacular finale to the Switch-On party on Friday September 2.“I just feel a great love for it and I’m so, so thrilled to be doing it, I cannot tell you, I’m just over the moon”.
For Dame Barbara the event marks an emotional return to the town to which she was evacuated from Shoreditch, London, during the Second World War and where she subsequently returned to star in two summer season shows at the North Pier Theatre and the Grand Theatre.
The line-up will also include Blackpool’s own Stacey Mc Clean, formerly of spin-off band S Club 8 and special sets by Club MTV.
The queen of British soaps and star of dozens of films and on-stage shows will pull the famous switch as part of a spectacular finale to the Switch-On party on Friday 2 September, led by Ashley Banjo, and dance group Diversity, who are creating a very special, bespoke Illumination performance.
Ticket prices for the live Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST shows begin at £18.75.
Additional ticket packages include a guaranteed space at the Switch-On celebration night, admittance to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and to Nickelodeon Land.
All wristbands for the Friday night extravaganza have now been sent out to the lucky thousands.