Each year in early October, flocks of tourists visit the Netherlands' capital city to experience the "illuminated playground" that is NightFest. So read this LED Monkey blog and find out how LEDs Light up Netherlands' NightFest

Comprising one million bulbs, the Nightfest festival lasts four nights and transforms Commonwealth Park into an illuminated wonderland.

This year, the theme has been announced as the "World in Bloom." This will undoubtedly see creative, innovative and delicious responses in the form of food and drink, entertainment and interactive displays.

Flowers at NightFest

Blooming Lovely!

Each night, visitors will enter Nightfest from 6:30pm where they'll see awe-inspiring LED light displays, showing off spectacular beds of colourful flowers. 

The flowerbeds will sit amongst two giant interactive lighting installations, both designed and installed by Dutch lighting specialists, Mandylights.

One of the installations, entitled Framed, can be found in the Rhododendron Garden. Comprising 20 gigantic illuminated picture frames, each frame boasts thousands of pixelated LED lights!

Framed Art Light Installation

60-Metre Tunnel of Light

Positioned together, this creates a slightly disorientating, but stunning, 60-metre walk-through tunnel. The display will be set to music, so all the senses are sure to be engaged in this mesmerising installation.

Floriade’s executive producer Vickii Cotter revealed that there would be another light installation at the festival, but it's being kept under wraps for now. She said;

"We are really excited about the two installations, one of which is still a secret.

When you go down the Rhododendron Garden walkway, you will be able to walk through a framed tunnel. It is going to look stunning."

Posing for selfies at NightFest

Full of Music and Laughter

During the weekdays and on Saturday night, there will be some fantastic live music on Stage 88. Amongst the big names are The Veronicas and Australian duo, Busby Marou. Take a look below to see the full line-up and when each act will be performing.

Thursday – Opening Night carnivale
Friday – The Veronicas and Electric Fields
Saturday – Busby Marou

However, Sunday will be a day exclusively of laughs as Comedy NightFest makes a return. It's set to feature Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes and Becky Lucas, to name a few.

For the full Sunday line-up, see below!

Sunday – Comedy NightFest, featuring Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes, Becky Lucas, Anthony Tomic, Sam Taunton, Guy Montgomery and The Stevenson Experience.

NightFest Pub Sign

As well as fantastic entertainment and displays, the festival will feature mouth-watering local food along with beer, spirits and wine.

Ms Cotter added;

"People will be able to come and enjoy NightFest and the amazing installations that we have, as well as enjoy the lights, the flowers, the delicious food and amazing entertainment."

Sounds to us like this isn't something you want to miss! So, to book your tickets and avoid disappointment, click here!

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