Svetlo Valmez Light Festival is a Huge Success in a Small City
More than 25,000 visitors, several performers and bands, more then twenty video mapings and light installation and three stages during one evening in a small Czech city. The 2nd edition of Svetlo Valmez light festival overcame all expectations and become a real member of the European light festivals in big cities. “When we thought about this idea to do a light festival in a small Czech city, we wanted to bring to Valasske Mezirici something new, something fresh and modern. Now we know, that we started an amazing tradition and something really unique and global,” said festival director Pavel Roder. The debut of this festival has won the “Best Czech event for public” award organised by Czech event association. The three music stages hosted students from a local art and music school. For the evening the organizers invited iconic Czech bands and fans were completely amazed by the concert by Klara Vytiskova & The Pop, and Groove Army.Award winning film music maker Jan P. Muchow played to an almost sold-out city square. The young current Czech pop star Thow Artway performed as first on the Cabot stage. The festival was unique thanks the combination of light arts, music performances, food festival and youtubers competition. The famous and top world-class rated YouTuber Jirka Král (over 1,2 mil+ followers) was the main star for the SKODA AUTO zone. He played on a huge made from one building wall a split screen car game agains their fans – mainly youth people. This was impressive 25 metres wide projection.
“We are very pleased for this success. The creative team and production team worked very hard on the program. We are not a big production, and in a few young people full of enthusiasm and energy we created something world unique. I am very proud of the Meopta – the magical world of optics zone. Hundreds of children have been fascinated by the UV light, how the lasers works, the “mission impossible” laser labyrinth and many more. It was an amazing experience for children and parents too,” said marketing director Jiri Baros.