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Festival of lights in Lyon

12-04-2013 09:42 BJT

The heart and spirit of the festival

A festival for Lyon: rooted in the history and culture of Lyon (since 1852), the festival is the extension of the first Lighting Plan. It is a festival that lasts 4 evenings from 1999 based on Lyon’s expertise with urban light.

A leitmotiv : “Lighting in all its guises”: about 30 light shows in the city center, around 50 events in the different areas of the city, about ten parades and pedestrian routes.

An open festival: more than 80 designers come from different fields to explore every artistic and technical form.

One team

A “Fête des Lumières” committee within the city of Lyon’s events and activities department includes 3 full-time staff workers all the year round under the supervision of the director of Events Department, and a technical department made up of a director and 10 assistant directors.

Different City of Lyon departments (Public Lighting, Public Relations, Economy Commerce and Crafts, Safety and Prevention, etc.) as well as with the Rhône Prefecture, the Greater Lyon, the emergency services, the Rhône-Alpes Region, the Greater Lyon Tourist Office, etc. will be in collaboration.

There will be over 500 artistic and technical contributors during the Festival.

The Partners Club set up in 2002 which now has over 60 companies involved reprensenting 50% of the overall budget for the Festival.

The wings of the festival - Preparations take place throughout the year

January – February: The strategy and main ideas are worked out.

March – May: Project bids launched.

June – July: Projects selected, program finalized.

September – November: Operational phase (monitoring the artistic projects,marketing and press relations, etc.).




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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