The experience:

Returning for our third year with Switch On, The Manual delivered an open-air stage alongside the beach, below the iconic Blackpool Tower. With an attending crowd of 20,000 of all ages, there were standout performances from the likes of Ella Eyre, Jonas Blue, HRVY and R3wire & Varsky. The event kick-started the annual 66 nights of Blackpool Illumination along the seafront with an impressive live countdown lead by Diversity & Alfie Boe switching on the famous lights through pyrotechnic fanfare and laser beams, confetti and fireworks.

Talent booked by Bouncy Ball.

Photo credit Ollie Millington @olliemillington (Instagram icon)