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This May Singleton will host a light spectacular - Firelight Festival

A new and exciting autumn event will 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.

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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 launches on 14 May and runs 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."

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Brought to life by world-renowned lighting experts Laservision, Firewalk will be a sensory journey that celebrates Singleton, from their traditional owners to the area’s rich agricultural and industrial heritage and vibrant arts scene.

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In addition to the light and fire spectacular there will be pop-up eateries on Saturday 14 and Thursday 19 May at Firewalk.

The major Firelight event on Saturday 21 May will take place on John Street and is set to 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.

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“If you think you’ve experienced Firelight before, 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,” Vicki 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.

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“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.”

Singleton Firelight Festival

When: 14 – 22 May 2022
Where: Singleton
Firelight Festival is a free, ticketed event. Click here to book your free tickets

For more information about Singleton Firelight Festival visit www.singletonfirelightfestival.com.au