Festival of the Moon

“One giant leap for Wakefield”

The Festival Of The Moon

  • Two weeks of mostly FREE events
  • Friday 23 Aug - Sunday 8 Sep 2019
  • Former Market Hall, Union Street, Wakefield, WF1 3AE

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s famous moon landing with The Festival Of The Moon at Wakefield’s Former Market Hall. The countdown is on to two weeks of mostly FREE music, dance, performance, activities for the school holidays and much, much more.

The festival’s centre-piece is a stunning artwork Museum of the Moon by artist Luke Jerram.  Suspended high up from the Former Market Hall’s ceiling, a seven metre diameter replica of the moon, with every centimetre representing 5km of the moon’s surface, beams to create an otherworldly mix of moonlight, NASA footage and music from BAFTA winning musician Dan Jones. 

Museum of the Moon has orbited earth, being seen from Glastonbury to Australia and experienced by thousands of people worldwide. A once in a lifetime opportunity to come face-to-face with the moon and grab an out of this world selfie!

The Festival Of The Moon starts with a FREE launch party on Friday 23 August, from 5pm - join us for music, performance, food and drink. 

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