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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 Project Grants; other key partners include VisitBlackpool, LeftCoast, the BBC Philharmonic and the Blackpool Town Centre BID.