Hollywood director Tim Burton is set to switch on Blackpool’s seaside illuminations this year.
Burton has directed films such as Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd and Batman and is currently filming his latest movie ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ in the town.
Tim Burton has done previous work in Blackpool including The Killers music video ‘Here With Me’ and he confesses that he is ‘Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s biggest fan’.
Blackpool’s Light Switch On has been previously been switched on by the likes of Red Rum (Grand National Winner) and Kermit the Frog. Last year, Peter Kay (Actor and Comedian) did the honors of switching on the famous illuminations.
The town is buzzing with excitement from the news of the switch on.
Councillor Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of the town’s Council announced: “Having one of the most famous film directors in the world turn on the Blackpool Illuminations is a major coup and shows the high regard the town is held in the hearts of our famous visitors.
“We know he is a huge fan of Blackpool and we are delighted that he has agreed to switch the Illuminations on for us on the biggest night of Blackpool’s year.
“This is gearing up to be one of the best switch-on events we have ever had.”
Also attending the event with live performances will be The Vamps, Lawson and Professor Green in an all star line up.
The event will be hosted 4th September along the promenade.