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Lightwaves 2021

Quays Culture present Lightwaves, the annual 10-day light festival animating and illuminating Salford Quays and featuring the most ambitious line-up to date.

No tickets are required, and this year Quays Culture will launch a free mobile app to help visitors navigate their way around the 12 outdoor locations.

The programme includes

Floating Earth, a 10 metre globe floating in the canal.  

Cygnus, a mesmerising water ballet featuring 12 perfectly synchronised, glowing robot swans.

Sirens, an installation that uses holographic projections to transform the canal into a mythical underwater world inhabited by mermaids

Mystery Birds, singing caged birds released with spectacular effect.   

Not to be missed

Who to contact

Lightwaves 2021

Where to go

Salford Quays and MediaCity
M50 3AZ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Friday 3 December - Sunday 12 December