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Aberdeen festival of light to take year off

Thursday January 10th 2019 at 7:16 AM

A popular Aberdeen festival is taking time off this year while the city council discuss how to take the event forward.

Tthe Spectra light festival will take a break for 2019 after the three-year contract expired, but is expected to take place in 2020 – dates are still to be confirmed.

The award winning event, which has run in the city for the last 5 years, attracted more than 91,000 visitors to over 30 installations in 2018.

Artists from all over the world were brought to Aberdeen to set up installations.

The city council says it will be taking on feedback from previous events to deliver a ‘refreshing and enhancing’ festival next year.

Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokesperson Councillor Marie Boulton said: “The three-year contract for SPECTRA ended in 2018 and Aberdeen City Council has taken the opportunity to consider how we might develop the event in a sustainable manner and increase its international stature in the years ahead.

“The next SPECTRA festival is expected to take place in 2020, dates are to be confirmed. Feedback from previous events are being used to shape proposals for refreshing and enhancing SPECTRA to build on its popularity. We look forward to sharing details as the plans are developed.


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