Last year Blackpool hosted Star Trek: The Exhibition and Star Trek Film Festival in honour of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Star Trek: The Exhibition has been extended until November 5, 2017.

Blackpool will again showcase Star Trek at the Illuminations Switch-On this September.

Blackpool will boldly go where no one has gone before with the first intergalactic switch-on of the world-famous Illuminations.


The announcement of a Star Trek switch-on finale completes the line-up for this year’s event, which is being staged in association with MTV. There will be live performances from artists Example and DJ Wire, Diversity, Conor Maynard and Louisa Johnson.


The main show will commence at around 7pm with performances by Louisa and Conor, followed by another scintillating routine by Diversity which will lead directly into the Star Trek switch-on sequence. Immediately after the Switch-On, Example and DJ Wire will rock the Promenade for an hour-long party under the Lights.


Blackpool already has a strong relationship with the Star Trek franchise, with an interactive exhibition on the Golden Mile and features within the Illuminations, and it’ll be a spectacular and innovative way to welcome in the Blackpool Illuminations season.

The switch-on takes place on September 1st, 2017

For more information about the Illuminations Switch-On click here

For tickets for the Star Trek: The Exhibition click here