College choir joins lights show

Blackpool and The Fylde College choir
Blackpool and The Fylde College choir

Blackpool and The Fylde College students will take to the stage along with top local acts at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event and as part of the College’s 125-year celebrations.

The Friday night show will start with a ‘Blackpool Introduces’ showcase featuring the best of talent from the local area, including local singer songwriter James Edgar; the vocal harmonies of District 12; upcoming new band Pacific; and, the soulful vocals of Gloria Alderetti.

This will be followed by a performance from B&FC’s student choir, who will then lead the crowd in a special rendition of Happy Birthday to commemorate the college’s milestone anniversary.

This year’s switch-on, on Friday, September 1, at the Tower Headland, is being delivered by MTV as part of an ongoing partnership with VisitBlackpool.

Andy Iredale, from the college, said: “With around 20,000 students passing through our doors every year, it’s a fair bet many of those in the audience will have been to B&FC, or have some kind of connection, so we’re hoping to have a special evening. It will be a night the members our choir will always remember.”