About the Festival of Lights Southampton
Started in 2017, this festival of lights in the city has become a top destination for the locals, expats, and other travelers.
Every year, the organizers always surprise the fans. From 2017 to 2018, the light festival presented a narrative projected against the city walls with a LED maze, glowing spheres, and engaging musical installation. And it was a big success.
In 2019, people witnessed the light exhibition again. Unlike the light display in 2017-18, the festival was different and held across Hammerson locations, including Dublin, Southampton, and Birmingham. It was also successful.
In 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival of lights in Southampton went beyond people’s imagination and expectations. New light installations have been added like the Pulse, Affinity, Birds Fly Around With You, and Neon Angel Wings.
The Pulse consisted of LED Lights, sound, and loop structures. Amigo & Amigo’s Affinity is another interactive sound and light installation. Compared to the Pulse, Affinity is inspired by our human brain. Every light represents a memory.
Light Art Collection’s Birds Fly Around With You has also been the talk of the town. As the name implies, the light display is an illusion of birds. It seemed very realistic and could be nostalgic for people of all ages.
Carlo O’Brien’s Neon Angel Wings has also caught the interests and attention of many. It has three neon angel wings with a halo, making the place picture-perfect and instagrammable.
Some of these were also seen in the 2021 festival of lights in Southampton, and it was a big hit as anyone has expected despite the danger of the pandemic.