Fantasy and reality merge into one at OrbitFest, the futuristic winter light festival

Every year during the winter months, makers and hackers from the Northern Netherlands are called upon to take part in OrbitFest. The theme of this fourth edition, to be held from 15 to 17 December, will be ’Heliopolis, City of the Future’. From 15 to 17 December between 15:00-220:00 you can experience the Groningen of the future between with an expo of extraordinary lighting works along with experiments in the winter lab, flash talks and workshops.

The festival story

The festival story serves as the basis for OrbitFest and acts as a source of inspiration for OrbitFest participants. Iki lives in Heliopolis, the Groningen of the future. Just like his fellow citizens, this young, ambitious adventurer is fascinated by the ancient Sun as well as brand new spaceships. Read the festival story >>

ColorC foundation

OrbitFest is an initiative of the Groningen-based foundation ColorC, whose productions aim at bringing art and society closer together by means of developing an original story of its own, an annually changing theme and adhering to four future-oriented core principles: sensorial stimulation, innovativeness, sustainability and empowerment.


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OrbitFest: Into Orbit 2014

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


ColorC 2014-2017

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

ColorC 2014-2017