LightPool Festival 2018

LightPool Festival 2018

LightPool Festival brings the Blackpool Illuminations to life. Enjoy (and join in with) spectacles of light, fire and brilliance on the streets of Blackpool this October!

LightPool Festival from 25 – 27 October 2018

Blackpool Illuminations shine from 31 August to 4 November 2018. Find out what time the Lights come on each day here.

Don’t miss LightPool Festival, when the promenade and town centre come to life with entertainment, music and spectacle during October half term. Have a look at what’s in store!

Carnival of Lights is back! – 25 October

The first ever parade of Illuminated Heritage Trams took place in 2017 – and it was amazing!

You’ll be pleased to know that it’s back again this year. Plans are for it to be BIGGER and BRIGHTER and the organisers want YOU to join in!

HMS Blackpool Illuminated Tram, part of LightPool Festival tram parade

Light Art Installations

Displays will form a trail around Blackpool once again.

Watch out for all kinds of features which will light up the night sky. Some are repurposed favourites, others are pieces from big names of the art world. Yet more are by local artists.

Light Performance

The outdoor performance at LightPool Festival is always amazing!

Did you see the spaceship land in St John’s Square last year? Have you followed the Spark! drummers around town?

Sense of Unity at LightPool Festival

Watch this space for details of this years performance events.

They’re what make LightPool Festival unique in the UK. Most of the other Festivals of Light are based around installations.

Oh and LUMIDOGS IS BACK! It’s the Illuminations event that all pet owners love, and everyone who wants to take part in it can do. This year there’ll be MORE workshops and MORE ways to join in.

On 26 October, LeftCoast Presents an epic dance production featuring projections and pyrotechnics. The locally recruited cast of more than 100 people will perform on Blackpool Promenade and in the Town Centre.

Light Odyssey – 18 October

This is the cornerstone event of LightPool Festival 2018.

On October 18, the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool Winter Gardens will be transformed into a spectacular, immersive light and sound performance space.

The BBC Philharmonic orchestra will perform classical music like you’ve never seen (note we didn’t say heard!) it before, with an amazing accompanying performance of light!

It’s going to be unique, certainly a first for Blackpool, and well worth seeing. Watch this space for ticket details (note that this will be a paid-for event)

See LightPool Festival in Action

Take a look at the 2016 LightPool Festival video –

LightPool Festival

LightPool Festival Begins… in 2015

On Saturday 10 October 2015 a stunning band of illuminated dancing drummers first performed “Spark!”

They’ve been back to Blackpool to perform at LightPool Festival several times since then and are always very popular!

Spark! Drummers at LightPool Festival

Thanks to Jeff Holt for this video on YouTube

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