First Light Festival

20th-21st June
2020, Lowestoft

A 24-hour multi arts festival in a beautiful coastal setting.

Celebrating one cycle of midsummer sun setting and rising over the beach in Britain’s most easterly town.

Creativity, arts, science, music, sport, and light.

Festival News

Work organising First Light 2020 is underway!

Following the huge success of our 2019 event, it is hoped that the 24-hour, non-stop, multi-arts festival will return on Saturday 20th June 2020 for 24 hours on Lowestoft’s South Beach. East Suffolk Council have agreed to contribute funding to support the return of the festival subject to other funding being agreed. Further information will be available in January 2020.

Watch this space – and get the date in your diaries now!

The Idea

First Light Festival runs continuously across the summer solstice weekend, from midday on Saturday through to midday on Sunday.

Join us on Lowestoft South Beach through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars for a unique shared experience.

The Experience

This is a festival for thinkers, for dreamers and for fun-seekers.

Pick the brains of some of the world’s top scientists, authors and broad-casters; dance on the sand to live music and DJs; watch films at our outdoor cinema; take a moment to yourself in the well being tipis and see site-specific installations, art and sculpture as you discover 24 hours of imaginative programming.

Summer solstice weekend

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20th-21st June
2020, Lowestoft

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As the most easterly point of the UK, Lowestoft is known as the Sunrise Coast. The festival site covers a stunning stretch of white sandy beach lined with colourful beach huts, extending onto the promenade and gardens above.

First Light Lowestoft
First Light Lowestoft
First Light Lowestoft