16 April 2024

Spectacular laser light show to return to coast

Yorkshire Coast BID’s laser light show will be returning to Withernsea and other coastal towns for a week-long spectacle at the end of this month.

Light Night, between February 26 and March 3, promises to be bigger and brighter than ever, with residents and visitors to the Yorkshire coast being given the opportunity to see a spectacular laser show every night between 7pm and 10pm.

The idea behind the series of events is to shine a light on locations and landmarks along the Yorkshire coast, with new laser locations added, connecting the area together.

On a clear night, not only will people be able to see the shows in their hometowns, but people from up to 25 miles away will be able to see the skies illuminated with lasers.

The show on the Promenade in Withernsea will be located not far from the fishing compound, to highlight the fishing industry on the Yorkshire coast and what it contributes to the community.

Other laser shows will be hosted at Whitby Abbey, Raven Hall Hotel in Ravenscar, Scarborough’s South Bay, the Chalk Tower in Flamborough, and the Forum, Bridlington.

The Bridlington show – a new location this year – will see lasers mounted to the roof of the building, providing a vantage point of the show all the way over towards Sewerby.

Viewing parties will be taking place throughout the event. The Lodge Bridlington will be hosting an event on Saturday, March 2, between 8pm and 3am, with an indoor laser show and DJs including Charlotte Devaney, finalist for the Best Female DJ award at the Drum and Bass Awards 2024. Tickets are £5 on the door.

Light Night has been created by Yorkshire Coast BID in collaboration with Polestar Productions to showcase the beauty of the Yorkshire coast while also attracting visitors outside of the peak tourist season.

Kerry Carruthers, chief executive of Yorkshire Coast BID, said: “After the success of the pilot event, we wanted to bring it back with more lasers, dates and locations as a way to showcase the scale and diversity of the Yorkshire coast.

“There are so many incredible historic and cultural landmarks and viewpoints across the coast, that we see this as an event with great potential to keep evolving over future years to not only attract visitors to stay in the area, but also provide a free activity for residents to enjoy and a reminder for us all, about what the area is known for.

“From historic abbeys to the fishing industry and iconic lighthouses, we have it all, and we’d like to thank everyone who is playing a role in bringing this event to life.”

Tony Gill, managing director of Polestar Productions, said: “As a Yorkshire-based production company, we are delighted to be taking part in facilitating this spectacular event again. It allows the community to get together and share a special moment, while allowing a chance to take in the beauty right on our doorstep.”

Detailed information about the shows and the ideal viewing locations can be found at loveyorkshirecoast.co.uk. There will also be a series of viewing parties, more details of which are set to follow closer to the event.