Northern Lights Festival

Photo by Barry Scollay


Northern Lights Festival is a large-scale outdoor light and arts festival celebrating Wick Harbour and the Caithness Coastline. Taking over the harbour, a visually stunning projection show will combine with live pop-up performances in a unique event marking Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.


The festival will be an immersive visual perspective exploring the heritage and history of the Far North of Scotland whilst honouring those who live and work here today. With day time happenings, nightly pop-up performances, coastal culinary treats and a special closing procession, Northern Lights Festival aims to shine a light on this magical corner of Scotland.


The festival will run from 12 to 19 September 2020 with activity happening throughout the year in the lead up.


Supported by Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.


Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 will begin on 1 January 2020 and run until 31 December 2020.


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