Bristol Light Festival

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The Unfolding at Temple Church


Bristol Light Festival will run from 2 - 11 February 2024, across 10 days and two weekends, making it the longest running edition to date.

The festival will bring colour, light and play to city centre spaces with a series of commissions from local and internationally renowned artists.

Several never-before-seen-in-the-South-West artworks will take centre stage, including PULSE and Emergence. Festival favourite Swing Song will also make a return, produced by Bristol Light Festival and Tired Industries.

New for 2024 is an exciting collaboration with BBC Studios Natural History Unit - WILDLIGHT will bring festival goers up close and personal with lifesize projections of incredible animals using archived clips from iconic BBC Studios wildlife shows which have been transformed into light-based art especially for the festival.Visitors can see the installations illuminated from 5PM-10PM every evening from 2nd-11th February

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Many of Bristol's hotels are offering discounted stays during the festival, which you can view here.

View a map of the 2024 light installations


Boat trips around the Light Festival

Enjoy the Bristol Light Festival from a unique perspective aboard a Bristol Ferry. Hop on board for a tour of three key installations which are best viewed from the water - a great way to break your journey before or after discovering the remaining installations on land.
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Travel by bus to Bristol Light Festival

Plan your trip to Bristol Light Festival with First Bus - services stop just minutes away from each attraction, giving you more time to enjoy all Bristol Light Festival has to offer.

Travelling with friends or family? Our West of England FirstDay Group ticket is now £10, allowing up to 5 people of any age unlimited travel all day (only available on the First Bus App). Travelling solo? Hop on and off buses in the Bristol Zone all day for just £6 with a Bristol FirstDay Adult ticket. Singles are still just £2!

View a map of the nearest bus stops to the Light Festival locations 

Bristol Light Festival is founded by Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID), presented in partnership with Redcliffe & Temple BID and curated by the festival’s creative director Katherine Jewkes.

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