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Lightpool Festival

Lightpool Festival is Back for 2018!

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back for October half-term (25 - 27 October).

The festival will provide a spectacular mix of live performance, light-based art installations, the return of the illuminated tram parade and a special collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic.
The inaugural Lightpool Festival was staged in 2016 and went on to be named as best major event in the Lancashire Tourism Awards. A smaller-scale festival was held in 2017, introducing for the first time a promenade parade of Blackpool’s unique collection of illuminated heritage trams.
Thanks to a grant of £85,000 through Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme as the main funder, other key partners include VisitBlackpool, LeftCoast and the BBC Philharmonic.  The 2018 festival will revert to a large-scale festival, with events taking place over two weeks at the end of October.