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Bristol Light Festival 2024, UK

2 February - 11 February

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Bristol Light Festival, the award-winning winter festival will return in February 2024 with a stunning interactive and captivating light installation trail that will set the western British city alight.

Bristol Light Festival

The free festival is held across 10 days including two weekends, and will light up the English city. The festival’s creative director is Katherine Jewkes, who has incorporated many national and international artists into the stellar programme.

The winter Bristol festival of light 2024 will include a world premiere of an interstellar astronaut installation called Ascendance by Davy and Kristin McGuire (see main image), and the stunning bubble light and sound installation Evanescent by Atelier Sisu.

In addition to this, a light trail will form its way around the city.

Bristol Light Festival Ascendance
Bristol Festiva of Light :  Ascendance

When Is the Bristol Festival of Light 2024?

The UK light festival will be held from 2 to 11 February, 2024.

Where is the Festival?

The festival will include installations all around the city of Bristol.

Other Festivals in Bristol

There are numerous Bristol festivals throughout the year, including Valley Fest and Slapstick Festival.

Things To Do in Bristol

Bristol is a fascinating city with a great music scene, wonderful bars, great street food and strong history and culture. It makes for a really interesting UK city break. For more inspiration on what to do in Bristol, we suggest you click on the Visit Bristol tourism website here. Alternatively, you can read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Things To Do in Bristol by Day and Night, and follow him as he discovered all the great activities you can get up to in Bristol at any time of the day.

Further Information on the Light Festival

If you require any more details on what is happening in the festival, we suggest that you visit the official light festival Bristol website here.


2 February
11 February


Bristol,United Kingdom

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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