In light of the coronavirus crisis, the organisers behind GLOW have announced plans to take a different approach this year.
GLOW, a multimedia light festival, is one of Eindhoven’s most popular it events. It attracts more than 750,000 visitors each year. This coming autumn will mark the festival’s fifteenth anniversary.
Although it is not yet clear which coronavirus regulations may still be in place in autumn, organisers do not expect GLOW to be able to take place in its usual format. This is mostly due to the large crowds that it attracts.
The organisers are thinking of alternative ways to conduct the festival that abides by social distancing regulations. They are considering projecting light shows into the air, as well as mobile artworks which drive past residential areas.
Organisers want to focus on exhibitions to unite people in Eindhoven. Having people shine a line outside their homes to illuminate Eindhoven at the same moment has been considered.
Whilst there are no final plans yet, organisers hope to make a decision by June. The festival will take place from 7 to 14 November.
Translation: Rachael Vickerman