The Copenhagen Light Festival takes place in February in Copenhagen city centre and is mostly free to attend.
The city is quiet, but around the next corner you can hear a crowd talking, wondering, pointing, cheering. You follow the flow through the city to the next square, buy a hot cup of coffee, and the light shows the way.
Light art is extremely expressive, but quiet, leaving a room for meditative experience and common contemplation. Those who have visited a light festival know that light presents the winter night cityscape in surprising ways, exposing and experimenting with colors, movements, and occasionally in conjunction with sound experiences.
The Copenhagen Light Festival is based on a flourishing and competent light art & design environment with strong traditions, providing space for growth and creating activities that increase the enthusiasm for the city’s space. The festival creates and collects light experiences in urban spaces and unconventional places for a large and wide audience – with an eye for upcoming talents and surprises and at an internationally high level.
The experiences, which are concentrated in the inner city and the harbour, are unique and relevant for culturally interested people as well as children families. Reaching out to both novices and connoisseurs, to citizens and tourists. The festival aims to present the city’s many special places such as parks, squares, facades and yet hidden places new works and installations from both established and upcoming artists. The realization of these visions is ensured through an artistic strategy that highlights international quality and displays the strong Danish lighting culture. Copenhagen Light Festival, a is spacious umbrella that embraces and accentuates concurrent cultural February events.
Photo: Christoffer Askman, KongshaugTV, CLF