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First Light Festival

Starts: 22nd Jun 2019

A brand new, 24-hour multi-arts festival in the beautiful seaside setting of Lowestoft in Suffolk.

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Start Date

22nd Jun 2019

End Date

23rd Jun 2019

Location

Lowestoft South Beach

Lineup

Gilles Peterson, Talvin Singh, Danny Boyle, Simon Mayo, The Doggett Brothers, First Light Ensemble, Rosemary Lee, Leaone Leaone, Ben Osborne

Details

Celebrate the first light of midsummer's weekend at Britain's most easterly point. Share a unique experience on Lowestoft's golden sandy beach, through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars with live music, DJs, dance, films, art, science, children's activities, talks, walks, well-being, sports and workshops as well as the best regional food and drinks.

Events will take place on South Beach, Kensington Gardens and on the promenade. Academy award-winning film director Danny Boyle will introduce the late night beach screening of his sci-fi epic ‘Sunrise’, Gilles Peterson, BBC 6Music presenter and international club DJ will bring the best worldwide vibes to the beach for a sundown session, and radio presenter and author Simon Mayo will talk about the importance of the spirit of a place in his writing.

Eight local artists are taking over a beach hut each to make their art and Lowestoft Arts Centre will be showcasing their work in the Gardens where there will be a Maker’s Market. The festival also has lots of dance – to watch and to take part in, including a Tea Dance in the Moon Dance zone and for the night owls, a Silent Disco. There will also be a 24-hour well-being area with yoga and relaxing therapies and if you’re feeling energetic, take part in the Speed of Light 5K run on Sunday morning being organised by the Lowestoft Road Runners. Plus there will be volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, clubbercise and Zumba.

Free access, ticketing required for Gilles Peterson's sundown set, Danny Boyle introducing the his sci-fi epic film Sunshine and the silent disco on the beach.

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