Festival@LightPool in Blackpool

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
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Festival@LightPool at Blackpool Promenade, 25–27 October 2017, free entry - Visit now

Head to this festival of illumination and fine outdoor arts this half-term as each evening, between 5 and 7pm, performance a-plenty will take place on the Tower Festival Headland and across Blackpool Town Centre.

Each night the indomitable Spark! drummers, illuminated works of art themselves, will bring the town alive through choreographed, high-impact percussion. Look out for new performance Sense of Unity on Wednesday for collaborative puppet and sonic adventures galore as they are joined by two giant lumious figures from renowned music and puppet company DUNDU.

A spectacular Carnival of the Lights parade is a highlight on Thursday with Blackpool’s three three illuminated trams parading in convey for the first time, with an illuminated pageant along the promenade.

On Friday Spark! drummers will lead festivalgoers to St John’s Square to experience a brand new production Amor by international street artists Bilbobasso – expect “an explosive mix of fire, passion, street theatre and dance”. If that isn’t excitement enough, Spark! will be leading a procession back to the promenade where visual DJ AFISHAL will bring the festival to a grand finale.  Performing live in front of The Blackpool Tower expect a whole lot of dancing in the streets to re-mixes of commercial dance tracks using the TREMOR, a visual DJ-rig and drum kit he designed and built himself.

With high spec projections and festival village, we love this total takeover of this iconic seaside town.


Festival@LightPool at Blackpool Promenade

25–27 October 2017
Free entry