24 July 2021 / Blackpool North Pier
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Huge all-dayer held each summer in Blackpool
Blackpool Rocks is an indoor dance, electronic and techno music festival held every summer in Blackpool. Originally conceived as an offshoot of the famous Ibiza event, the first Blackpool Rocks was held in 2013 with a star-studded line-up that included The 1975, Disclosure, Wretch 32, Danny Howard, Trevor Nelson and Pete Tong.
The festival moved to Blackpool Tower for its 2014 edition, with Howard and Nelson returning alongside Martin Garrix and Ms Dynamite. In 2015, it was back in Blackpool Winter Gardens with Annie Mac, Craig David and Lethal Bizzle.
Over the years that followed, Blackpool Rocks built up a reputation as one of the best dance-orientated all-dayers in the country, drawing enthusiastic crowds and world-renowned acts to Blackpool each summer.
Blackpool Rocks announced The Return for 24 July 2021 at Blackpool North Pier, with a line-up including:
Fatboy Slim – World-famous DJ behind numerous hit singles including Weapon Of Choice, Right Here, Right Now and Praise You.
Solardo – The production duo of Mark Richards and James Eliot hail from Manchester and continue the city’s rich heritage in house music.
Danny Howard – The Radio 1 DJ and founder of label Nothing Else Matters returns to Blackpool Rocks for the fifth time, his first since taking over Pete Tong's coveted Friday night Radio 1 slot.
Heidi – Canadian house and techno DJ, host of Radio 1's Thursday night Residency, co-founder of the Phonica record store and creator of the world-renowned Jackathon parties.
Franky Wah – Yorkshire DJ and producer who has rapidly progressed from making music on a laptop in his shed to being one of the most exciting names in dance music for 2021.
Absolute. and nüwa nrth round out the line-up for the 2021 event.
From the M55 exit at junction 4, follow A583 into central Blackpool. For those using sat nav, the postcode is FY1 1NE.
Central Blackpool has one-way systems and pedestrianised areas. Tourist car parks are available near the Promenade. The closest to the North Pier is at West Street (postcode FY1 1HA).
A multi-storey facility is available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre (postcode FY1 4NY). This is a pay-on-return car park.
Further car parks can be found at Caunce St/Church St, Blackpool North Station, Leopold Grove and South King St.
Church Street has a taxi rank, just a short walk from the North Pier.
Blackpool North Station is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the North Pier
The closest bus and tram stops are North Pier.
Solardo just added to the line-up
Blackpool Rocks have announced the Manchester-based production duo will perform along with Fatboy Slim and many more at this weekend's huge party.
Blackpool Rocks: The Return moves to July
Following the government announcement on Monday evening, the event has been rescheduled to Saturday 24 July 2021. Plans are still being finalised with further information coming later this week.
Yes, Blackpool Rocks: The Return has been rescheduled from 26 June 2021 to 24 July 2021.
The line-up for Blackpool Rocks 2021 includes:
- Fatboy Slim
- Danny Howard
- Franky Wah
- nüwa nrth
Tickets for Blackpool Rocks: The Return are on sale now. Original tickets remain valid for the rescheduled date.
Yes, a range of food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic will be available for purchase. Free drinking water will also be available.
Only people with a doctor's note outlining diet-specific requirements will be permitted to bring their own food and drink into the event.
No, there are no ATMs on-site but all bars and food concessions accept cash.