Sophie Ellis-Bextor is switching on the lights at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations
The performance from Sophie Ellis-Bextor comes fresh off the back of her recent Worthy Farm set at Glastonbury.
Popstar Sophie Ellis-Bextor is switching on the lights at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations, it has been confirmed.
The Murder On The Dancefloor singer will perform on the Tower Festival Headland on Friday 1 September, before pulling the switch to trigger the magic Christmas lights switch on that thousands look forward to each year.
Her special appearance will mark the crescendo of a day full of events that will also include a Nickelodeon float parade, live entertainment, a light show, and fireworks.
Sharing the news online this afternoon, the Visit Blackpool tourist and marketing board tweeted: “Delighted to announce Sophie Ellis Bextor is this year’s Switch-On star, who will perform an exclusive set and turn on the iconic Blackpool Illuminations on Friday 1 September!”
Fans of the star have been quick to react, with one person replying: “I am literally soooo happpyyyy”
The performance from Sophie Ellis-Bextor comes fresh off the back of her recent Worthy Farm set at Glastonbury, which saw her take over a Sunday afternoon slot on the Pyramid Stage.
However, fans were left outraged when her Glastonbury set wasn’t shown during live coverage on BBC One or uploaded to iPlayer afterward.
As a result, it seems like the opportunity to see her in Blackpool has left followers more excited than ever at another chance to see the singer in action.
Sophie Ellis Bextor first shot to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience, before achieving success as a solo artist in the early noughties with the hit single Murder On The Dancefloor.
She has since released a total of seven UK albums. Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences, with Bextor being adopted in recent years as a favourite of the LGBTQIA+ community.
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