The Blackpool Illuminations

It's the biggest night in Blackpool's year as Radio 2 welcomes some of the top names in pop to celebrate the switching on of the world famous illuminations.

Episodes

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199719970829

Bob Harris, Steve Wright and Alan Freeman present a star-studded show featuring Michael Ball, Lindisfarne, Katrina and the Waves, Vibrations and Barbara Dickson.

Michael Ball switches on the 1997 BLACKPOOL Illuminations.

199719970829

Bob Harris, Steve Wright and Alan Freeman present a star-studded show featuring Michael Ball, Lindisfarne, Katrina and the Waves, Vibrations and Barbara Dickson.

Michael Ball switches on the 1997 BLACKPOOL Illuminations.

199819980904

Live from BLACKPOOL, Johnnie Walker presents an all-star concert celebrating the annual switching-on of the BLACKPOOL Illuminations by Chris DeBurgh.

With Tina Arena, Frank Black and Michael Marsden.

199819980904

Live from BLACKPOOL, Johnnie Walker presents an all-star concert celebrating the annual switching-on of the BLACKPOOL Illuminations by Chris DeBurgh.

With Tina Arena, Frank Black and Michael Marsden.

199919990903

A live concert to mark the switching-on of the 1999 BLACKPOOL illuminations by former Take That star Gary Barlow.

Also featuring Martine McCutcheon, Boy George and Culture Club, and Beverley Craven.

199919990903

A live concert to mark the switching-on of the 1999 BLACKPOOL illuminations by former Take That star Gary Barlow.

Also featuring Martine McCutcheon, Boy George and Culture Club, and Beverley Craven.

200020000901

A live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2000 BLACKPOOL illuminations.

Presented by Richard Allinson

200020000901

A live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2000 BLACKPOOL illuminations.

Presented by Richard Allinson

200120010831

A live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2001 BLACKPOOL illuminations by popsters Steps.

Janice Long presents, and guests include Emma Bunton, Lisa Stansfield, Roxette and Marti Pellow.

200120010831

A live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2001 BLACKPOOL illuminations by popsters Steps.

Janice Long presents, and guests include Emma Bunton, Lisa Stansfield, Roxette and Marti Pellow.

200320030829

Join Janice Long and the Radio 2 team to savour the electric atmosphere in BLACKPOOL where there is an all-star line-up for a live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2003 BLACKPOOL illuminations.

200320030829

Join Janice Long and the Radio 2 team to savour the electric atmosphere in BLACKPOOL where there is an all-star line-up for a live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2003 BLACKPOOL illuminations.

200420040903

Mark Radcliffe introduces an all-star line-up for a live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2004 BLACKPOOL Illuminations.

200420040903

Mark Radcliffe introduces an all-star line-up for a live concert to mark the switching-on of the 2004 BLACKPOOL Illuminations.

200520050902
200520050902
200620060901

Live coverage with Mark Goodier of the switching-on of the Blackpool Illuminations, and live music from Ronan Keating, the Zutons, Goldfrapp, Shayne Ward and Paolo Nutini.

200620060901

Live coverage with Mark Goodier of the switching-on of the Blackpool Illuminations, and live music from Ronan Keating, the Zutons, Goldfrapp, Shayne Ward and Paolo Nutini.

200720070831

Live coverage of the switching-on of the Blackpool Illuminations by David Tennant.

With live performances from Natasha Bedingfield, Natalie Imbruglia, Ghosts and Gareth Gates.

200720070831

Live coverage of the switching-on of the Blackpool Illuminations by David Tennant.

With live performances from Natasha Bedingfield, Natalie Imbruglia, Ghosts and Gareth Gates.