Fantasy and reality merge into one during OrbitFest, a freely accessible futuristic winter light festival.

The 5th edition of OrbitFest, a futuristic winter light festival will be held in Groningen on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Man The Player / Homo Ludens

During the annual editions of OrbitFest we shine our light on a new festival theme.
The ground-breaking book ‘Homo Ludens’ (‘Man The Player’) by the northern Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga is a good reason to give game a prominent place in the festival's 5th edition. Huizinga's book provided a blueprint for ideas on the gamification of life.
Read more about the festival theme.

From admiring light to making it yourself

The theme of the previous edition of OrbitFest was ’Heliopolis, City of the Future’. From 15th till 17th of December between 15:00-22:00 visitors were able to experience the Groningen of the future with an expo of extraordinary lighting works along with experiments in the winter lab, flash talks and workshops. OrbitFest is a ColorC production, a foundation bringing northern art and society closer together.

The festival story

The participating makers & hackers get inspiration from the future-oriented festival story. In Heliopolis, the Groningen of the future, urban citizens are fascinated by the ancient Sun as well as brand new spaceships. Read the festival story.

Maker/Hacker in Focus

Every year OrbitFest places a maker/hacker in the spotlight because he/she links our festival principles of - stimulation of the senses, innovativity, sustainability and empowerment - with the festival theme. This year's 'Maker/Hacker in Focus 2019' is Gertjan Adema. In a playful way he sheds light on the world of creating with spinning tops.

Made possible with the support of :

Stichting ColorC
Molenpad 4 9796PD
Sint Annen, the Netherlands
Tel. +31(0)644390667


ColorC 2014-2019

 

Stichting ColorC
Molenpad 4 9796PD
Sint Annen, the Netherlands
Tel. +31(0)644390667

ColorC 2014-2019