Blackpool’s Illuminated Tram Parade cancelled due to bad weather as rain batters Lancashire

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Recent forecasts have seen gusts of 45 mph in Blackpool meaning for safety reasons, organisers have cancelled the outdoor light event tonight


Illuminated Tram Parade is cancelled in Blackpool due to bad weather
Illuminated Tram Parade is cancelled in Blackpool due to bad weather

Recent stormy winds and heavy rain have forced organisers of the Blackpool Illuminated Tram Parade to cancel the event tonight.

To keep performers and guests safe, the team have taken the decision to cancel the outdoor element of the Blackpool Lightpool Festival.

Indoor events and installations set up around the seaside town are still accessible to the public.

Events such as Carnival Magic will be taking place in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom on October 28 for ticket holders as well as Silent Disco on The Fifth Floor in The Blackpool Tower on October 29.

Luma, the huge inflatable snail in the Winter Gardens, and 100 Local Lanterns in The Old Electric will still be available as they make their debut as part of the wonderful Light Art Trail across the town centre.

A spokesperson for Visit Blackpool said: “Unfortunately the weather is not being kind to us this evening with heavy rain and wind forecast.

“Due to this, many aspects of the Illuminated Tram Parade would not be able to go ahead and therefore we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the event this evening.

“We were looking forward to seeing our visitors and residents enjoying this free live performance in its full splendour.

“We are all enormously disappointed that we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel but the safety of our performers and visitors is our main priority.”