The musician Example and Lytham Festival star, Louisa Johnson, are among the acts announced for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert.

Pop star Conor Maynard and dance troop, Diversity are also on the bill for the free event on the Tower Festival Headland on Friday, 1st September.

The celebrity who will perform the switch-on itself is still to be announced.

International rapper and songwriter Example has performed to sell-out audiences across Europe and worked alongside global stars including Calvin Harris and Chase & Status. He has also acted in numerous movies.

He will be joined at the Switch-On party by the hugely-talented Louisa Johnson - at 17, the youngest ever winner of The X Factor, who went on to secure major hits with Tears and So Good selling over 1 million singles.

Conor Maynard is no stranger to Blackpool having appeared at the inaugural SLIMEFEST event in 2016. The singer-songwriter has a huge following on You Tube and was named as MTV's Brand New star for 2012.

Diversity, who stunned the Switch-On capacity crowd with an astonishing routine last year have just completed their seventh UK arena tour. Widely acclaimed as one of the world's great dance acts, they will be bringing another unique set to the Switch-On stage.

Also returning for a second year, are R3wire and Varski, the Club MTV presenters and record producers, who brought the house down in 2016, making the concert one of the most talked-about in Illuminations Switch-On history.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: "We're absolutely delighted to confirm such an amazing line-up for this year's Friday night Switch-On celebration.

"This year's show follows on from last year when the collaboration with MTV created one of the best Switch-On concerts in living memory. There's a really exciting mix in the 2017 line-up and we hope that everyone will enjoy the show, Blackpool looks forward to welcoming these talented artists."

The Friday night celebration will start with a "Blackpool Introduces" showcase featuring the best of talent from across the Fylde Coast, prior to the start of the main show.