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Blackpool Tower set to light up for the King’s Coronation

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Blackpool Tower set to light up for the King’s Coronation


Blackpool Tower is just one of many famous landmarks across the country that will be lit for the coronation of King Charles III, other venues to include Sheffield Town Hall and the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The United Kingdom is gearing itself for a weekend of celebrations to mark the coronation of King Charles III and colourful illuminations will be lighting up some key landmarks throughout the nation. As part of the planned coronation concert, drone displays, choreographed laser shows and landmark light projections will be radiating over historic structures on Sunday. There have been seven locations disclosed thus far – including Blackpool Tower – while three are yet to be announced.

As well as the Tower, other locations include Sheffield Town Hall – where there will be a display in the Peace Gardens – and Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge where a lighting display will cast reflections in the riverside alongside the quays. In Cornwall, a drone show will take place at the Eden Project, while light shows will also thrill spectators at various locations in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

The remaining and as-yet unknown locations will be announced during the live concert, ‘Lighting up the Nation’ which will be broadcast live from Windsor Castle on the BBC at 8pm on Sunday, 7th May.

Head of commissioning and events for the BBC, Catherine Catton, said:

“The Lighting up the Nation sequence promises to be a truly spectacular part of the Coronation Concert.

‘With stunning light shows illuminating some of our most iconic locations, alongside performances from James Nesbitt and Paloma Faith, this is going to be a very special moment for people all across the country to come together in celebration.”