June 30 - July 2, 2017
City Center, Pécs, Hungary
Light festivals are highly popular around the world as they provide ever-more spectacular, and monumental experience due to the advanced technology. This genre is still considered a novelty in the range of festivals, and in the domestic sphere it has not been available for the audience always hungry for new experiences. Last year, Pécs hosted the first light festival in Hungary, which is a curiosity in the world of this type of event. While most of the light festivals are positioned for wintertime, Pécs pioneered in scheduling a program in summer time, thereby offering an abundance of events for those interested day and night alike.
Zsolnay Light Festival will complete its concept this year from June 30 June to July 2, and is preparing for a three-day event featuring the most exciting elements of the previous festival even more including the various branches of 21 century mapping art, theatres, street entertainment, theatre, music and contemporary circus. This year’s festival also places great emphasis on the integrated visualization of the triad of art, technology, science, while beside the artificial light creations, art projects using natural sunlight will also be included.
The festival, which is largely free of charge and featuring outdoor events, this will also move into the city’s world-class concert hall, Kodály Center, for a production. At the opening concert, the renown English artist from the electronic music scene, Emika is presenting her last year’s album featuring the MÁV Symphonic Orchestra, and László Zsolt Bordos a world-famous 3D mapping artist is going to provide a unique visual background.