Spectra 2023

Aberdeen City Council announces new partner to deliver Scotland’s Festival of Light

Aberdeen City Council has today (Monday 14 August) announced a new production partner to curate and deliver Spectra 2024, Scotland’s Festival of Light, in what will be the 10th edition of the popular event.

Live Event Management Ltd, an events production company from Aberdeen, has been named as the successful bidder following a national public tender process. 

The local events production company, which has played a supportive role in previous Spectra festivals, will now begin working with the Council on creating a programme of large-scale projections, light installations and artwork to light up the city centre in February 2024.  

While plans for Spectra 2024 are still under wraps, bidders were asked to design a programme utilising key sites including Union Terrace Gardens, Schoolhill, and Broad Street featuring outstanding artwork by artists with national and international reputations.  

Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokesperson Councillor Martin Greig said: “I am delighted to announce that Aberdeen City Council will be working with Live Event Management Ltd to deliver the landmark tenth edition of Spectra. 

“It’s particularly pleasing that a local events production company was able to put together such a strong bid for the 10th Spectra, which is recognised as Scotland’s Festival of Light. 

“Creating opportunities and partnerships with local businesses is a key part of the Council’s Events plan, and I am confident that by working with Live Event Management Spectra will continue to wow audiences in February 2024.” 

Callum Macleod, Director, Live Event Management Ltd said: “Live Event Management is delighted to be working with Aberdeen City Council to produce and deliver Spectra 2024. We are particularly looking forward to working with an interesting group of local, national and international light artists, along with the local community, to deliver a programme of exciting, interesting, and challenging artworks, whilst also illuminating and showcasing Aberdeen city centre landmarks and heritage.”

Spectra, Scotland’s Festival of Light will take place in February 2024 across locations in Aberdeen’s city centre and will feature work by local, national and international artists. More information will be announced later this year.  



Image: Spectra 2023. Credit Ian Georgeson.

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