The idea of the festival
Kolding Light Festival is a light festival that was held for the first time in December 2013 in Kolding city.
The festival will be held in the first December weekend each year. This year’s festival will be held December 2-4, 2021.
The festival’s idea is to give visitors a new and different experience of Kolding city by using light and sound. With exciting lighting, video lighting, interactive installations and lighting art, the urban space will unfold from a whole new side.
The wish is also that the festival will be able to provide inspiration for visitors, whether it is the city’s residents, tourists, artists or professionals.
In the last decade, light festivals have been established all over the world. Closest to Kolding we find festivals in Berlin and Amsterdam, but also in Lyon, Eindhoven, Sydney and Singapore and others. play there with light. Common to all is that they add more and new meaning to the public space and show culture, beauty and technology in elegant union.
In 2013, the first step in a long development was taken, where the festival will grow larger and wider. We started with relatively few large but impressive installations, as well as a number of smaller installations.
We expect that the scope will develop over the years and also hope that the festival will be able to leave lasting lighting installations around the Kolding area. Kolding Light Festival builds on the event “Kolding Lyser”, which was held in the years 2011 and 2012.
Kolding Light Festival would not be possible without great support from companies, foundations, Kolding Municipality and many more.
Who is behind Kolding Light Festival?
Behind the festival is Kolding Light Festival S / I, which is a non-profit independent institution and established by Erhvervsgruppen Kolding. This has been done with a view to creating an annual recurring event that has appeal beyond the municipality’s boundaries.
Kolding Light Festival S / I is signed by the board. Until the summer of 2018, the festival was run as an ApS, but to spread the “ownership” out to more people in the local area, Erhvervsgruppen Kolding chose to “donate” the festival to the city.
Erhvervsgruppen Kolding is a party-independent group of local business companies and business people established in 2012, which i.a. wants to contribute to Kolding and the surrounding area receiving positive publicity. Kolding Light Festival is just one of several activities initiated or supported by the Erhvervsgruppen Kolding.