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Blackpool Illuminations will pay tribute to England’s victorious Lionesses this year

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd August 2022

This year’s Blackpool Illuminations display will honour the England Women’s team after their phenomenal victory in the Women’s Euros.

Part of the world-famous light installation, which weaves down Blackpool’s seafront, will feature portraits of the squad and their manager Sarina Wiegman.

The iconic Three Lions badge will also be hung up in lights at the celebratory section near The Cliffs.

It’s all to celebrate the Lioness’ incredible win over Germany in the final at Wembley last month.

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Visit Blackpool stated: “The team captured the nation’s hearts after a stunning victory at Wembley Stadium on July 31.

The section designed by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. Credit: Visit Blackpool

“On the night of the game, the famous Blackpool Tower was lit in red and white to mark the occasion.

“Now the Illuminations manufacturing team have gone a step further by creating a tribute that will remain in place for an extended four-month autumn and winter season. 

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“We are delighted that the Football Association has given us the go-ahead to celebrate the enormous legacy that they have created for women’s sport in this country.”

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This year’s Blackpool Illuminations will be extended and are set to run between 2 September and 2 January.

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Other new additions this year include a section of art deco overhead light installations designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, and a glowing seaside section complete with neon sandcastles and multi-coloured waves.

There are even more new installations being added to the event this year – you can see all the details at visitblackpool.com/things-to-do/blackpool-illuminations-and-lightpool

Featured image: Visit Blackpool