Laser Light City

Newcastle to welcome 2024 with Laser Light City event

Laser Light City will be returning to Newcastle’s Quayside this year for one night only on New Year’s Eve. The light and music show including lasers, projections and pyrotechnics will be curated by BAFTA award-winning artist Seb Lee-Delisle. It will take place at 6pm, 9pm and midnight on December 31.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the show projected onto the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, accompanied by a bespoke soundtrack, with the best place to view being on Newcastle Quayside, opposite the Baltic.

Councillor Alex Hay, cabinet member for a thriving city at Newcastle City Council, said: “As we move towards New Year’s Eve and the start of what we hope is a very happy 2024 for everyone, I am delighted that we can continue to provide local people and visitors to the city with a free, good quality and accessible event that can be enjoyed by all ages at different times. And the added advantage is that it is also kind to the environment.

“Laser Light City has been incredibly popular over the last two years, and each year we refine the event to make it even better. That’s why this year the decision has been made to make the focus New Year’s Eve only, allowing for the shows to be bigger and more impactful.”

Newcastle City Council is working with NE1 to develop Newcastle’s Christmas offer.

Ben Whitfield, director of communications at NE1, said: “We are delighted that the seasonal celebrations won’t stop on Christmas Day and will continue into the New Year with the exciting return of the revamped Laser Light City.

“We have worked hard to make this year’s event even more spectacular, a one-night-only extravaganza that will restore the sense of occasion and focus on New Year’s Eve. With more lights, more lasers and pyrotechnics, the display will be a riot for the senses with the show accompanied by a bespoke musical score.”