First Light Festival

See you on the beach
22-23 June 2024

First Light returns for our 4th year with a celebration of midsummer on the UK’s most easterly beach. Showcasing performances from around the world and from our locality, First Light Festival’s outdoor weekend programme is free, unticketed and for all.

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Our Sundown programme of ticketed events take place from Dusk in venues adjacent to the beach, promenade and in the town. The Dawn programme marks the summer solstice, connecting everyone to the land, sea, sky and the spirit of First Light.

Cardinal Points

From our most easterly place on the edge of the North Sea the morning sun comes early and bright, with thoughts of new beginnings, energy and a zest for creativity in life.


This year’s festival draws inspiration from the Cardinal Points and how we create our own inner compass to help us navigate and make sense of our world.