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Lightpool Festival

25th - 27th October

As well as the miles of traditional festoons and tableaux along the Promenade, there are now extraordinary 3D projection shows on the front of the Blackpool Tower building every night during Illuminations season.

During the October half-term, the Blackpool Illuminations display will feature fantastic entertainment for all of the family to enjoy and a world first - the Lightpool Festival

Three nights of live, light-based performances is going to make the resort glow, so get yourselves down to the Tower Festival Headland and join in on the fun – it’s FREE!

25 Oct - Carnival of The Lights

The procession leaves Blackpool Pleasure Beach at 17:45, arriving at Central Pier at approximately 18:00 to be joined by the entertainment procession. Proceeding to Blackpool Tower, make sure you bring your camera!
Spark! street theatre show is a magical live music, movement and lighting spectacular in which mysterious characters composed of light and sound transform the landscape around them and captivate their audience. Combining high impact drumming, dynamic choreography, playful characters and colourful lighting design.

26 Oct - Rush

Set against an icon of Blackpool’s skyline, RUSH is coming to Blackpool for one night only during this year’s Lightpool Festival on Friday 26 October2018. An outdoor large-scale dance spectacular, RUSH tells the everyday stories of people we all recognise in a huge release of energy and creativity.

The former police station tower on Bonny Street will become the set for a community cast of 100 residents performing with professional dancers from Southpaw Dance Company to an urban soundtrack. RUSH is a one-off experience of dance, light, projection, and film exploring current issues in a unique way.

Fancy taking a look? Follow the link for FREE tickets!

27 Oct- Finale Event with Pyronix

This Belgian professional fire, light and pyrotechnic show will bring St. John's Square alight with an outstanding fire show extravaganza.

Pyronix passion for fire was born in 2010, when the company - initially, some specialists of circus practices - decided to concentrate its efforts on the manipulation of objects inflamed and luminous.
A contagious passion that brought each member of the Pyronix company to learn, appreciate and domesticate the flame. Rigor, discipline and professionalism are at the base of each of the creative approaches of Pyronix.

By combining body techniques (martial arts, dance and acrobatics) and technological techniques (LED, videomapping, multimedia techniques) with a solid circus training, Pyronix builds each of its shows with the same aspiration: to create this "magic" at each of the spectators.