First Light Festival

Longest Days of Summer

First Light’s programme is different this year – and whilst we cannot bring you a festival on the beach, we have plenty of exciting projects to get involved with, across the town and coast, easing us out of months of isolation as we slowly turn our faces to the sun and feel the power of being in the natural environment!

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer, 2021

The idea

Lowestoft is the most easterly town in the UK. This means that every morning the very first light of day hits this sandy Suffolk beach first before spreading its warmth across the country. So what better place could there be to come together to mark the solstice than this stunning natural setting?

Celebrating one cycle of midsummer sun setting and rising over the beach in Britain’s most easterly town, and inspired by our relationship with the sea, sun, moon, stars, time and tides.

The experience

As we turn our faces to the sun and look to heal and renew after so many months of isolation, join us to rejoice in Britain’s most easterly midsummer solstice with our dawn livestream, visual art and music on the vast expanse of Lowestoft’s beautiful South Beach, and experience a town-wide art installation that showcases creativity and participation.

Let’s reconnect with friends, family and the world around us, as we enjoy the Longest Days of Summer 2021.

Welcome to Lowestoft: the UK’s most easterly town