Friday 28th October – Captain Kronos return to Planet Earth
Fresh from an arduous battle liberating planet Jupiter, Captain Kronos - the intergalactic time travelling hero arrives above Blackpool’s night sky in the Kronos for a special star appearance. His mission is to spread his message of interplanetary peace and love amongst the crowds and to kick off a night of celebration!
A flying spaceship, aerial performance, pyro and rousing soundtrack, as well as illuminated procession and parade involving up to 100 people and Further Education Performing Arts Students from Blackpool & Fylde College. Originally created to celebrate the closure of cult venue The Kazimier in Liverpool, Captain Kronos: Return to Planet Earth is next level performance appropriate for the launch of the LightPool festival.
Saturday 29th October - Compagnie Bilbobasso present Polar
Direct from France, Compagnie Bilbobasso come to Blackpool with Polar, a fable of fire and tango.
As night falls, lights are shed on a woman with her hair drawn back. She is in a panic, fearing the presence of a killer that the audience cannot see. The multi-skilled cast then take you on a journey of through Argentinian Tango where our leading lady plays with gangster-musicians.
Hypnotic fire performance and an exploding piano, this breath-taking performance skirts on the edges of thriller, dance and silent film.
Sunday 30th October – LumiDogs Final starring Trip Hazard and Lucy Heath
Produced by our in-house team and exclusive to LightPool Festival, LumiDogs is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before!
We are running workshops in various locations throughout Blackpool and surrounding areas during September and October to create your own illuminated doggy fashion items to dress-up your beloved pooch!
On Sunday 30th we will hold a mass illuminated dog-walk and an extravagant staged event featuring a star-studded cast of special guests, including the one and only Trip Hazard from Britain’s Got Talent. Crufts meets cabaret - a Blackpool first. Visit our facebook page to find out more about workshops near you
Monday 31st October - Mr Wilsons Second Liners
7pm and 9pm
A rabble of mischievous Northerners, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners form a traditional New Orleans funeral brass band. This is no sombre occasion: Mr Wilson’s pay homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr Tony Wilson.
Proudly stepping out in uniformed style, they channel the spirit of the 24 hour party people and get audiences dancing wherever they play.
The vision is an anarchic, street extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound, rallying impromptu raves on street corners and rousing audiences young and old into a joyful frenzy.
Tuesday 1st November - Les Commandos Percu with The FireWorks Collective
Percussion, fire, lights, motion and pure energy: Les Commandos Percu are the pioneers of street fire performance, with 30 years of experience and performances across the world. For their first outing in Blackpool, we bring Interventions Mobiles, an explosive procession of fire and sound.
Joining them are The FireWorks Collective, who represent the UK fire performance community at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, US each year. Non-professional performers from around the UK gather to create fire choreography.
A must for all the family, to watch the sparks fly.
Wednesday 2nd November - Spark!
The original and best LED drummers, Spark! Is a unique, captivating and outstanding show like no other. New and exclusively to LightPool Festival Worldbeaters Music will working with 3rd year Musical Theatre Degree students from Blackpool & Fylde College to create a bespoke new section of the show. This incredible opportunity will provide the next generation of performers from Blackpool with their first professional credit.
Pyrotechnic virtuosos pa-Boom will join the party to take Spark! to the next level, with an explosive, percussive accompaniment to the show, ending the LightPool Festival 2016 with one heck of a bang!
Fri 28th October 2016 - Wed 2nd November 2016