First Light Festival

Thank you to our incredible audiences, volunteers, supporters and partners for making 2022’s Festival a huge success!

Check out the line up for our Festival Mainstage: the centre of the action across the 24 hours

Drum & Bass legend LTJ Bukem leads an eclectic music lineup that features Andy Sheppard, Juanita Euka, Charlie Dark, Les Spaine, Secret Night Gang and many more...

View our Sitemap and get familiar with our South Beach site - where to find each stage, performance and area!

Try live experiments. Meet the scientists. Get messy, inquisitive and hands-on. Planet Positive is a new space to play, learn and take action!

As the morning sun emerges across the horizon, we’ll meet by the water’s edge for a programme of music, activity and reflection that welcomes in a new day, together.

Although the majority of our festival is free and open access, we’re offering a few extra paid-for events to complement your weekend on the beach. Check them out!

First Light Festival is a free 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.

First Light Festival 2022 was held from Midday Saturday 18 to Midday Sunday 19 June 2022

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