It’s our brightest event of the year. Actually, it’s more than just an event; it’s an experience.

Presenting the second instalment of UP IN LIGHTS, presented by YP Gold Coast and BIG CITY LIGHTS*.

Join us for a private event in the heart of the CBD, with a complimentary drink on arrival, followed by a stroll through a self-guided art experience that showcases the incredible talent and creativity our city has to offer. Every turn will be a new discovery waiting to light up your night!

Rosie Dennis, Artistic Director of BIG CITY LIGHTS*will kick off the evening with exclusive insights for our attendees into the festival’s vibrant program before we leave you to explore and enjoy a night of entertainment and artistic exploration.

📅 Date: Friday, 28th June 2024
Time: From 5:00 PM
📍 Location: Cnr of Davison Lane and Davenport Street, Southport (enter down Davison Lane)
💵 Price: $15.00

What’s Included?
🍹 Complimentary drink on arrival – cheers to that!
🍸 Bars will be available for drink purchases.

Whilst food isn’t included in the ticket, the festival precinct will be bustling with local vendors ready to tickle your taste buds.


BIG CITY LIGHTS* is a new festival celebrating urban and digital design, digital culture, music and light.

Art and culture play an important role in shaping cities and defining places. Taking Southport CBD as an incredible canvas, BIG CITY LIGHTS* invites a reimagining and reinterpreting of landscape and place with large-scale projections, laneway activations and installations.

BIG CITY LIGHTS* is a self-guided experience – you choose where you go and how long you stay. There is currently no other festival like BIG CITY LIGHTS* in South-East Queensland.

BIG CITY LIGHTS* is presented by Experience Gold Coast and supported by the City of Gold Coast.

For all the glowing details, head over to So, what are you waiting for? Don’t be left in the dark – grab your tickets now and join us for a night of lights, laughter, and luminous art!

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast.
We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture.
We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork – Joan Ross, “Always the Last One to the Party”