Program of the Barcelona 2020 Festival of Lights

Night falls and the city is lit up with dreamy projections. The moon dominates the horizon and then magic, creativity and technology come together to tell a sensory story about the city. This is precisely what will happen next weekend in Barcelona on the occasion of the festival of lights, the Llum BCN 2020.

A moon over the Design Museum’s cigarette window

As it was done in previous editions during the Santa Eulalia festivities or emulating the classic Fête des Lumières in Lyon, Barcelona will be showcasing light shows during the night of February 14, 15 and 16.

The stage will be the Poblenou district and it will temporarily become a laboratory for artists from all over the world exhibiting their works of light. New technologies will join art to stage new environments and play with Barcelona’s furniture and lights to create new perceptions and sensory experiences.

Spectrometer, Place de Glòries

Without a doubt, the Poblenou neighbourhood fits in perfectly with this initiative because of its modernity and constantly changing horizon.

A total of 23 artists are participating in the 2020 BCN Light Festival. Among them are Luke Jerram, from the United Visual Artists studio, Kurt Hentschläger and Antoni Arola.

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra is transformed into a textile factory

Can you imagine a moon floating over the pond of the Design Museum in Plaça de Glòries? An old textile factory telling us about its own past? A magnetic field of grass above our heads? These are just some of the performances we will be able to see at night during the weekend of February 14-16.

In Poblenou you already have a good gastronomic offer, also during the festival of Llum BCN 2020 will be enabled the Van Van Llum gastronomic space with food trucks parked in the street Pere IV with Àvila and between Sancho de Avila with Ciutat de Granada and Roc Boronat.

Room B of the Design Museum is transformed into a grassy meadow

Practical information on the Llum BCN 2020


Friday 14 and Saturday 15 February: from 7 p.m. to midnight Sunday 16 February: from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Price of the entrance:

Free. In all scenarios.

Information points:

At the reception desk on the ground floor of the Disseny HUB Barcelona building, to the rest areas set up on the corner of Pere IV and Carrer d’Avila and in Sancho de Ávila with Ciutat de Granada and Roc Boronat.

Official Site | Llum BCNMap of the facilities with projections | Facilities and routes

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