VisitBlackpool has today (Wednesday 27th October) announced that tonight’s Illuminated Tram Parade with illuminated drummers ‘Spark!’ and giant puppets has been cancelled.
VisitBlackpool say, ‘Unfortunately the weather is not being kind to us this evening with heavy rain and wind forecast. Due to this, many aspects of the Illuminated Tram Parade would not be able to go ahead and therefore we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the event this evening.
We were looking forward to seeing our visitors and residents enjoying this free live performance in its full splendour. We are all enormously disappointed that we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel but the safety of our performers and visitors is our main priority.’
The well-publicised free event was due to attract large crowds of visitors – especially as it is half-term for children. For one night only, visitors would have been able to watch headline LED drummers Spark!, a unique and thrilling show that combines high-impact drumming, superb choreography and stunning lighting design, along with the illuminated tramcar parade featuring the battleship HMS Blackpool, the Fisherman’s Friend Trawler and the lottery funded Great Western Train to celebrate Blackpool’s rich heritage and unique tramway history.
Illuminated giant puppets, Lumidogs, magical lanterns and performers were also planned to be joining the parade, adding a wow factor and showcasing content never seen before by audiences in Blackpool.