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Over 100,000 Visit Spectra 2024

10th Anniversary of Annual Light Show a Blinding Success


By Clive Davies


By Aberdeen City Council


Spectra, Aberdeen’s annual Festival of Light, celebrated its 10th anniversary in luminous style by attracting over 100,000 visitors to the heart of the Granite City.


With this year’s theme of Connections, Scotland’s biggest light festival gathered artists from across the globe to show off a stunning variety of light-based artwork and projections for everyone to enjoy.


A beloved fixture of Aberdeen’s cultural calendar, Spectra is funded by Aberdeen City Council and executed in collaboration with production company Live Event Management.


Councillor Martin Greig, culture spokesperson for Aberdeen City Council, said: “Spectra, Scotland’s Festival of Light, has had another successful year with thousands of visitors turning out during the event to enjoy the illuminating artwork on display across the city centre. Even when the weather turned, the crowds were still there with smiles on their faces.


“The artists have been overjoyed by the response to their work and the welcome they have received in the city, and businesses are reporting record takings around the festival sites. It has been a huge effort from Aberdeen City Council staff and our partners to deliver this festival and we are very proud of everyone involved that has made it such a great success.”



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