Essen Light Festival

The corona pandemic has slowed down numerous events and festivals in the past two years. But little by little, the major events are returning – and without Corona requirements. So also in meal.

Although the “meal Light Festival” to take place last year, but only under certain Corona regulations. And this year, too, the spectacular festival is taking place again.

Essen: A total of 14 stations throughout the city center

According to a press release from the city, visitors can look forward to light art by over 25 artists on a route of around 1.8 kilometers. The seventh “Essen Light Festival” takes place from September 30th to October 9th.

The various light installations and video mappings can be admired at 14 stations in the city center – from the Aalto Theater to Viehofer Straße. At nightfall until 10 p.m., the works of art provide bright moments.

The Essen Light Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2021. It will take place again this year. Photo: André Hirtz / FUNKE Photo Services

Essen: Fewer venues and LEDs

According to their own statements, in times of high energy costs, power-intensive light and laser shows were avoided, there are fewer venues and only LEDs are used.

“It was important to us to spread a little joy and love in special times like these. The topic of sustainability is also important to us, particularly due to the current crisis. We are therefore very pleased that we have succeeded in combining both,” says Richard Röhrhoff, Managing Director of EMG.


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Essen: The Aalto Theater is there for the first time

The first stop on the route and a venue for the first time is the Aalto Theater. Here, visitors can look live over the shoulder of the Hungarian artist collective Fényszórók Visual when brightly colored pictures are painted on site and projected onto the opera house with the help of ten overhead projectors.

A tour of the city after dark should be worthwhile from September 30th.

Source: Derwesten

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