Win a First Light Festival Experience!
This fabulous competition will get you in the mood for a summer of festivals on the Suffolk Coast! The lucky winner will pick up a First Light Festival experience complete with wild beach camping, beach feasts and entry to ticketed events!
Be prepared First Light is on 18th and 19th June, so make sure you're free that weekend before entering! The prize... 2 Wild Beach Camping Pitches at the Festival 4 Tickets to the Saturday Night Beach Feast 4 tickets to either the Silent Disco or Cinema Complete the entry form at the bottom of this page for your chance to win! About First Light Festival
First Light Festival runs continuously across the summer solstice weekend from midday Saturday 18 June to midday Sunday 19 June. On Lowestoft South Beach through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars - a unique shared experience with music, dance, film, talks, walks, sports and workshops as well as the best local and regional food, drinks and produce. The festival site sprawls out across the promenades and gardens to offer arts, activities and entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting.
Find out more firstlightlowestoft.com Friday on the Beach
For 2022, First Light Festival is kicking off the party early with Friday on the Beach – a pre-Festival warm-up night of films and feasts, with an option to camp overnight on Lowestoft’s sandy South Beach.
Start your weekend with a delicious local meal by award-winning Chef Nicola Hordern, cooked and served right on the beach. Then, step across the sand and pick up your headphones as we screen the 1927 silent classic, Sunrise, with acclaimed pianist Stephen Horne providing a live improvised score as the sun sets.
With beach camping and campervan pitches available, there’s the option to nest down in the dunes, enjoy a night under the stars, and wake up fresh-faced on Saturday ready for 24 hours of First Light festivities!
What's on, when and where ...
Head to the Sunlight Stage, where the lineup includes an electrifying, cross-genre mix of music from bands, classical musicians and DJs. International drum and bass DJ LTJ Bukem headlines on the Saturday night, with other acts including DJ Les Spaine, the Godfather of UK funk and former head of Mowtown UK. British jazz legend Andy Sheppard, jazz-funk collective Secret Night Gang and London Afrobeat Collective front woman, Juanita Euka.
Alongside over 140 free events and performances, you can also groove the night away in the Moonlight Silent Disco; Discover up and coming artists in the Gardens; Meet experts from the Natural History Museum and CEFAS and learn about the environment and the world around us at Interstellar Ideas on the Green; Enjoy a gin whilst listening to live DJs in the Fisher’s Gin Beach Bar; Take part in beach yoga, HITT workouts and meditation in the Wellbeing by the Waves tent; Tuck into a freshly cooked beach feast made by acclaimed Suffolk chef Nicola Hordern and watch Academy-Award winning films with live music accompaniment at the Screen on the Sands.
There's plenty for young festival-goers to enjoy too, with story-telling, live theatre, crafts, science talks and dance in the Cosmic Pirates tent.
All taking place on Lowestoft’s golden sands; the 24-hour festival is the UKs only beach festival where you can camp on the beach and wake up to the sounds of crashing waves...
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