The Outer Space

The Outer Space

“We all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun” – John Lennon

Last year’s popular Outer Space area returns to the Arboretum with new multi-sensory artworks and installations. Outdoor Arts experts Walk the Plank are once again producing this immersive celestial experience and inviting festivalgoers to get closer to the cosmos with fire, sound and light installations.

This year the unique area charters new ground, premiering three new commissions; a bespoke fire installation, created by Walk the Plank with Hannelora Johansson, Post-Natural Symphony by Kazimier Productions and TriOnion by Ian Broscomb’s. As night falls explorers will be able to navigate an atmospheric fiery terrain, as Walk the Plank bring their pyrotechnic expertise to the Outer Space. Fire installations flicker like solar flares on the sun’s surface and the Circle of Fire will provide a space for late-night stargazing and cosmic reflection.

Outer Space is open until 3am and best experienced after dark.

The Lovell Stage
Mission Control
Space Pavilion
Star Pavilion
The Star Field
Planet Field
Miracoco Luminarium - Architects of Air
The G'Astronomy Village
Micro Brewing & Real Ale Festival
The Arboretum
Family Encounters
The Outer Space
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  • Ticketline
  • Arts
  • Manchester
  • Attitude is Everything
  • Higgidy
  • Blue Moon
  • Practical Action
  • Wines Of Argentina
  • Amstel
  • Amazon Music