Every year, Lightpool Festival offers a fantastic free Art Trail suitable for all ages. This self-guided tour over 9 nights, from 20 - 28 October, will see outdoor spaces and iconic buildings transformed by spectacular light works between 6pm-10pm.
Showcasing a spectacular array of international works with world premieres and installations never before seen in the UK, including artworks from Australia, France, the Netherlands and Spain, this year’s event promises to be the most visually spectacular light festival ever!
Lightpool’s Art Trail is split into four zones, making it easier for you to explore all the installations on offer. So, go on, follow our enchanting journey and see what you discover! Save the Lightpool Art Trail Map here (opens in a separate window)
Location: Tower Festival Headland
Take your place on the Tower Festival Headland to immerse yourself in a series of gripping Tower Projections and, at select intervals, The Blackpool Tower will be brought to life with a sound and light spectacular.
Grab a bite to eat or a hot drink and experience Odyssey, the largest 3D installation ever seen in the Blackpool Illuminations display, watch in awe as inflatable tentacles invade the Tower building or match your heartbeat to the ethereal Parabolic Lightcloud.
Location: St John's Square
After experiencing the buzz on the Tower Festival Headland, stroll over to Zone Two around St John's Square. View a giant ball of wool made up of neon yarn, explore musical theory at Polyrhythms and discover the curiosities exhibited in a cage.
Location: Winter Gardens and Victoria Street
This zone brings an explosion of colours. Look out for Supercube, a cube made up of 448 glass jars each containing a miniature tableau, Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen's first ever digital installation and be dazzled by Medusae.
Take a moment at Firefly, a mesmerising light installation simulating the movements of nocturnal insects, then head up Talbot Road to Sacred Heart Church where you will find Seraphic, then wander up to Bickerstaffe to see Lightpool favourites Aqualux and Big Bird
Not only can you enjoy the ambiance and atmosphere of the town’s Art Trail but Lightpool Festival also involves a selection of stunning live performances, the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations, and fantastic 3D projection shows, all of which is free to enjoy.