Festival of Light is back in town

During the nights of 22nd to 25th February 2018, The third instalment of Bright Brussels, Festival of Lights will light up a number of districts in the centre of the city.

International artists and groups will invade the most iconic places in Brussels to illuminate them. Among them are TETRO, from France and Whitevoid, from Berlin, who will provide creative lighting for the future Kanal (the former Citroën garage and future museum of contemporary art) by installing the imposing work “Stalactite”.

From the quay district to the Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains, by way of the Béguinage, various installations will sprawl across the capital – with the Quay and Sainte-Catherine districts flaunting their most beautiful features with 11 illuminated installations and animations.

The Festival of Light will offer visitors and residents a unique opportunity to see the authentic districts of the capital in a very different light. In particular, they will be able to explore hidden treasures like the Béguinage district and the Institut Pacheco [Pacheco Institute].

On the initiative of Rudi Vervoort, the Minister and President of the Brussels region, and Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister for Mobility and Public Works, visit.brussels will coordinate the installation of these monumental artworks in the heart of the European capital.

“On top of the creation of Kanal, the new cultural hub and future contemporary art museum, the Brussels-Capital Region continues to work to develop the historical Quays and Béguinage neighbourhoods. These venues that are bursting with history and not well known by the public deserve to be showcased. The Festival of Light will let visitors and Brussels inhabitants explore all the facets of these authentic and convivial neighbourhoods that bear witness to Brussels’ rich heritage as a shipping port”, exclaimed a delighted Rudi Vervoort.

“Light and the city’s public lighting are fundamental elements for the image and value of our region. Thanks to the Bright Brussels light festival, the city shines, and neighbourhoods are decorated with lights and magical installations that will enchant young and old. Light helps to frame the urban landscape, give the city an identity and amaze its inhabitants and passing tourists. This festival is the perfect chance for Brussels inhabitants to come together, meet and rediscover their city from a new angle as the sun goes down.” declared Pascal Smet.

Good to know:

  • 22/02/2018 until 25/02/2018
  • 6:30pm until 11:00pm