For four nights, from 8-11 February 2018, SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s award winning and stunning Festival of Light, will return to brighten up the winter evenings in Aberdeen's city centre.

Bringing together leading international artists with established Scottish collaborators the festival will deliver a light spectacular to once again animate several key locations including Union Terrace Gardens, the atmospheric Kirk of St Nicholas as well as iconic Marischal College – and there will also be two new locations added…

Expect an ‘octopus garden’, play the night, noise orchestra, the ‘lightweight impossible’ and light harp as just some of the light installations that will pop-up! Don’t miss ‘King Orpheo’ – a artwork projection on the dramatic façade of His Majesty’s Theatre which tells the story of a medieval myth. Hop on board the light battle – a bicycle light-artwork, take a seat and let the battle commence! 

This year SPECTRA will add a music programme to its four-day festival. With DJ’s and music artists from the UK and Norway, there will also be inspiring AV shows from Electronic Music. Artists include; Mental Overdrive, Cymbals, Plaid and Steve Cobby! 

Inviting audiences to engage with playful, accessible and high quality performances, spaces and works of art that marry light, sound and interactive experiences SPECTRA 2018 will be an exciting family event bringing light to the depths of winter!

Visit the site spectraaberdeen.com

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