First Light Festival

The Festival

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.

Although we can’t all be together on the beach this year, we’ve been working with our partners, colleagues, funders and most importantly, the Lowestoft community, to create a programme of activities for you to participate in, which will feed into next year’s festival.

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 and authors; 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.