Lumo Light Festival is a free and open event for the whole family, organized by the city of Oulu. The event is coordinated by the city of Oulu’s Communications and Events team, and it involves a wide network of collaboration partners, including both the city organization, local businesses, and civil society actors.
When is Lumo Light Festival held?
Lumo Light Festival will take place next on November 22-24, 2024.
Where are the installations located?
The locations of the installations will be announced in late October and early November 2024. Of the 2023 festival installations, Chiaroscuro at Rotuaari Square will remain on display until November 27th, and the communal artwork Water, My Belowed at the Culture Centre Valve until Epiphany. The experimental light work Hyssy showcases the possibilities of different shades of light in Hollihaka Park until December 17th.
How are the artists of the light installations selected each year?
Every year, a call for proposals is announced in February-March. Based on the proposals received, potential installations are selected, and negotiations take place with the artists. The program framework of Lumo Light Festival is finalized during the summer and announced at the beginning of November each year.
How much energy does the event consume?
In 2021, the entire Lumo Light Festival consumed 950 kilowatt-hours of electricity. The electricity consumption of the event is equivalent to the electricity usage of a month in an electrically heated single-family house. During the festival, the street lighting at the installation locations is turned off, and visitors also reduce their own household energy consumption by participating in the event.
Where did Lumo Light Festival get its inspiration?
The first light festival was organized under the name “Valoa Oulu!” in 2013. The idea originated as part of the “Valosta vetovoimaa” project, aiming to celebrate the new city of Oulu during its anniversary year by organizing a free-access event for all residents of Oulu.