Singleton to host new lights spectacular at Firelight Festival in May
A new and exciting autumn event is set to transform Singleton’s town centre this May with a spectacular light show combining unique sensory, hologram and immersive laser light experiences.
Singleton’s historic Dunolly Bridge and Cook Park precinct will be brought to life with ‘Firewalk’, a free lighting spectacular that will headline the Singleton Firelight Festival program.
Vicki Brereton, Council’s Director Organisation and Community Capacity said the Firewalk would be a must-see homage to the stories of Singleton, engaging visitors in an unforgettable sensory experience.
The festival will start on 14 May and run until 22 May, culminating in the much-loved Firelight event on Saturday 21 May.
“The 2022 Firelight program will be our biggest and brightest yet thanks to a Regional NSW event acceleration grant which has enabled Council to transform this signature event into a week-long after-dark extravaganza, including the Firewalk spectacular which our region has never seen before,” Ms Brereton said.
“Kickstarting Hunter Valley’s Food and Wine Month, over nine nights Singleton’s Cook Park and Dunolly Bridge will be illuminated with a mesmerising series of projections that bring everyone together to celebrate our area, our diversity and our creativity.
“Brought to life by world-renowned lighting experts Laservision, Firewalk will be a sensory journey that celebrates Singleton, from our traditional owners to our area’s rich agricultural and industrial heritage and vibrant arts scene.
“There will also be pop-up eateries on Saturday 14 and Thursday 19 May at Firewalk, culminating in Firelight on Saturday 21 May on John Street.”
Ms Brereton said the main event would include vibrant fire performers and live entertainment including laser and light shows, kid and teenage entertainment, live music and some of the region’s best food stalls, food trucks and laneway bars.
“If you think you’ve experienced Firelight before, then think again. There will truly be something for everyone – from dazzling laser light shows and fire dancing, to live music and of course food trucks and Hunter Valley wine, beer and spirits – it’s an action-packed program that showcases Singleton at our creative best,” she said.
“Better yet, the event also provides a vital social and economic contribution to our creative industries, hospitality, accommodation and retailers, supporting the entire ecosystem of our visitor economy.
“After having to postpone our annual Australia Day event Twilight back in January, Firelight will bring adventure and excitement back to our CBD that we can’t wait to feel again, and we cannot wait for everyone to come and experience it.”
The Singleton Firelight Festival runs from 14 – 22 May 2022 and is a free, ticketed event. For more information visit www.singletonfirelightfestival.com.au