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Big City Lights 2023

A contemporary festival of audio-visual activations, large-scale digital works, and 3D-mapping


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Big City Lights is a new, innovative art festival taking place in Southport on the Gold Coast every July. The four-night festival celebrates light, design, art installation, and live performance. Big City Lights is all about color and creativity! In addition to light art, the festival offers a diverse line-up of live musical performances showcasing the Gold Coast nightlife and live-music scene.

The festival showcases a cutting-edge program that would allow viewers to experience something truly exceptional. Through innovation, technology, and connection the festival turns the Southport CBD into one large canvas, suitable for large-scale projections, laneway activations, and breathtaking installations.

Big City Lights is a free and family-friendly festival, which allows you to get an out-of-the-box cultural experience and learn about all things authentic and uniquely Gold Coast. Mesmerizing night-time shows are suitable for all age groups. Marvel at building facades and laneways transforming into hypnotic and technicolor displays, created by top artists working in the sphere of light, installation, and digital design!

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