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As darkness falls, come and see the city in a new light…
Light Night 2018 - artwork


Bigger. Bolder. Brighter – Light Night Leeds 2018

Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October

Light Night Leeds is one of the UK’s largest annual arts and light festivals. Over two special nights the city centre is transformed by spectacular light projections, interactive artworks and captivating performances by local, national and international artists.

On Light Night you will discover over 60 arts events across ten zones in the city centre; from large-scale light projections and interactive artworks, to music, dance and street performances.

This year Light Night Leeds celebrates the themes of progress and innovation, kicking off with a vibrant illuminated parade celebrating 100 years of social change since (some) women got the vote.


Other highlights will be an incredible digital projection that will use the historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall as its canvas, while elsewhere giant illuminated humanoids will take over the city centre and a fearsome dragon will make an appearance on The Queen’s Hotel!

A full Light Night Leeds 2018 Festival Guide will be available to buy during the event for £2 at venues across the city centre including Leeds visitor Centre.


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The Spark! drummers who will take part in this yea's Light Night parade. Credit Dan Brady
Light Night 2015 Promo Video © 2015 Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University