If you’re looking to add a bit of magic to your week, we have news for you! Get excited people, because Bright Nights Festival is back! We’re talking bright, neon lights illuminating the harbour, dancing atop the water, accompanied by numerous art installations and entertaining performances.
Last year saw the festival in its inaugural year, with stunning lightshows, art work and entertainment. There is also a permanent installation of lights along the eastern seawall of the harbour, which has projected lights onto the water throughout the year. They have reflected the ever-changing seasons, moods and events of the city.
This year, Bright Nights is promising to be even more exciting! Once again, the festival is led by Auckland-based architect and designer Angus Muir, known for transforming spaces into hypnotizing, interactive experiences. There will be 12 art installations from renowned artists, including morphing geometric illusions, twisting neon lights and illuminated buoys bouncing upon the water. Curtesy of the Maritime Museum, several lit-up ship sculptures will float in the air and sail the crowds. The famed dance troupe Vospertron, known for mesmerizing performances in lit up LED suits, will also return to dazzle the spectators!
Stroll the waterfront, interact with the various art installations and check out some of Auckland’s best hospitality venues along the way! What’s not to love?
What: Bright Nights
When: Friday 11—Sunday 13 May, 6pm—late
Where: Auckland Viaduct Harbour