Llum BCN


The Llum BCN festival, held for the second year in the Poblenou quarter, is a circuit of luminous installations in which art and technology meet. For three nights Llum BCN will transform the urban landscape of Poblenou. Large buildings of last generation, chimneys of old factories, industrial buildings and some plots will change thanks to the expressive capacity of light. And it's not just about something aesthetic, beautiful. This festival is conceived as a great laboratory for outdoor experimentation. It shows us the work of artists, designers and architects from around the world who are exploring the possibilities offered by new techniques such as dynamic lighting, interactive environments, large-scale projection. Those who visit the facilities can discover a new way to inhabit their streets, because Llum BCN also serves as a test and reflection on where and how the language of public space can evolve in the future.

International prestige artists

Among the twenty participants of the 2019 edition who have created the 40 installations, we find artists of international renown such as Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Daniel Canogar; pioneers of new digital tools such as the technologists Kyle McDonald or Joanie Lemercier; and fundamental names in the new creative scenes of Barcelona.

A distinctive value

What differentiates Llum BCN from other lighting festivals is the commitment to experimentation and innovation of the students of the schools of art, design, lighting and architecture of Barcelona, ​​who participate with fifteen lighting installations.

Open doors and activities in museums and cultural centers

During the days of celebration of the Llum BCN several museums and cultural centers such as MACBA, CosmoCaixa, Foto Colectània Foundation or the Aquàrium open their doors for free or to see some exhibitions or organize activities related to the festival.

Map of the installations

If you want information on site about the facilities you can go to three information centers:

  • The counter on the lower floor of the DHUB Barcelona building (Plaza de las Glòries Catalanes, 37).
  • In the rest areas enabled on the corner of the street Sancho de Ávila with the street Ciutat de Granada.
  • In the street Pamplona, ​​123.

And here you can access the map with the situation and names of all the facilities. May the light be with you!

Where to eat, snack or drink something near Llum BCN?

They make it easy for you. Van Van Mercado Gastronómada becomes Van Van Llum. You can enjoy a meeting point and rest area in a garden of illuminated trees, and choose food in food trucks parked in the area, or just drink something. The food trucks will be in the street of Tanger (between the street of Zamora and the street of Pamplona) and in the street of Sancho de Ávila (between the street of Badajoz and the street of Ciutat de Granada).

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Dee Canas

My favorite festival!!

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