The Lightpool festival began in 2016, to celebrate the Illuminations by bringing contemporary light and fire artists to Blackpool to be inspired by the town’s unique relationship with light. The festival won the Large Tourism Event at the Lancashire Tourism awards in 2017.
Lightpool Festival 2021 is a festival of light and fire that will take place between October 15 and 30 in Blackpool as the climax to the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations.
The world-famous Illuminations need little introduction. There are six miles of traditional festoons and tableaux along Blackpool Promenade – no wonder it’s commonly known as the greatest free light show on Earth!
The Blackpool Illuminations now attract more than three million visitors to the resort each year, with many travelling across the UK to see ‘the lights’. In 2021, Blackpool Illuminations will be shining from 3 September – 3 January 2022.