Blackpool Illuminations switch-on concert to be shown on MTV this weekend

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Live sets from KSI, Ella Henderson, The Wombats and Wes Nelson will features in the double-header programme

 

KSI arrives for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On
KSI arrives for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On

A concert which launched this year’s Blackpool Illuminations will be shown on MTV Music and MTV UK this weekend.

The show, which featured live sets from KSI, Ella Henderson, The Wombats and Wes Nelson, was filmed at Blackpool Tower Ballroom and will be screened today (Friday 15) and Saturday, November 16.

The first of the 30-minute programmes, MTV Live: KSI features the headline set from the UK artist while the second entitled MTV Live from Blackpool Switch-On will feature the Watford-born singer along with the other acts on the line-up.

The lights were officially switched on by Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas at the event on September 3.

It is the first time the extravaganza has been staged at the world-famous ballroom, which recently underwent a £1m makeover.

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VisitBlackpool said: “We are thrilled that thanks to MTV, people will get another opportunity to see the best of our Illuminations Switch-On concert as well as the full set by KSI.

“Being able to stage a Switch-On concert in the Tower Ballroom meant we had the opportunity to create something really special – and MTV delivered a show that will go down as a unique moment in the long and proud history of the Illuminations.”

The illuminations have been extended for 2021 and will run until Monday, January 3 2022.

Screening times:

Friday, October 15 on MTV Music

MTV Live: KSI, 6pm

MTV Live from Blackpool Switch On, 6.30pm

Saturday, October 16 on MTV UK

MTV Live: KSI, 12pm

MTV Live from Blackpool Switch On, 12.30pm