Youth Beatz: Luminarium

Thursday, 16 June 2022 11:29

Enter a world of wonder at Youth Beatz 2022!

Youth Beatz is welcoming the Arboria II Luminarium to the festival site this year on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June!

Since 1992, Architects of Air’s luminaria have enchanted over 3 million visitors in more than 40 countries around the world- the Arboria II has been to Madrid, Sydney, Barcelona, Los Angeles and now it is coming to Dumfries for the first time Visitors have the chance to explore the sculpture, experiencing the beauty of light and colour as they move through a dazzling maze of domes, columns and branches of the Luminarium. The Luminarium is half the size of a Rugby Pitch and will immerse people in a different place whilst at Youth Beatz.

The Arboria II is inspired by the beauty of natural geometry and by Islamic architecture, featuring winding passages of small domes inspired by repetitious forms found in the bazaars of Iran. The luminosity of light and colour inside is created purely by the light shining through the exhibition. Architects of Air originally grew out of a theatre project for people with learning disabilities and the Luminarium is fully accessible and embracing all ages, all abilities, cultures and communities.

The 40+ meter exhibition is truly unique experience for festival go-ers at this year’s event who will have the chance to be immersed in a world of light and colour.

The Arboria II Luminarium will be open to Youth Beatz ticket holders between 12pm – 6pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. With those under the age of 16 required to be accompanied by an adult (1 adult for every 4 children and young people). There is no cost for entry to the Luminarium. Please note individuals must leave their shoes and belongings at the reception area whilst going through the experience.

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A spokesperson on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council said “I have no doubt the Luminarium will be a highlight for those attending Youth Beatz Festival, the scale of exhibition will ensure the Arboria II is an unmissable aspect of the event. Architects of Air are world renowned and their commitment and passion for making culture and art an inclusive sensory experience and we are delighted to be welcoming their exhibition at Youth Beatz 2022”.

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