​tim burton will light up blackpool this season

The director will be bringing his gothic magic to Blackpool’s iconic illuminations.

by Tish Weinstock
20 August 2015, 2:58am

Blackpool dwellers, you're in for a magical treat this season, as gothic wizard and legendary movie director Tim Burton comes to town to switch on Blackpool's illuminations in front of 20,000 people. The self-anointed Blackpool Pleasure Beach's "biggest fan" (not only did he shoot a Killers video in the sunny seaside resort, he has also shot scenes for his new film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) will be joining Professor Green, Al Murray and The Vamps for the three-day iFest event, which starts on September 4th. Councillor Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: "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." While 15,000 tickets have already been given away, a further 5,000 remain up for sale so get going quick!


Photography Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

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