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River of Light 2022

Stunning audio and visual installations on the riverwalk


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River of Light is the annual festival in Liverpool that features a variety of amazing audio and visual installations, forming an illuminated outdoor gallery on Liverpool Waterfront in the city center. River of Light combines art, music, and light. Ten brilliant works of contemporary art are set up on a 1.2-mi (2-km) loop, which can be explored on foot.

The festival presents new works from local, national, and international artists every year. During 17 nights from late October to early November, Liverpool guests and residents can enjoy some unique light sculptures in iconic locations. The installations are switched on from 5 pm to 9 pm.

The festival celebrates the relationship between the city, music, and light. Among the highlights is the sculpture at Liverpool ONE, looking like a giant field of light, consisting of more than 100 interactive LED platforms. Liverpool Town Hall also hosts an installation comprising of neon artworks inspired by Diwali. The atrium of the Museum of Liverpool, Canal Basin, Pier Head, and other famous locations are part of the spectacular River of Light.

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