Arboria II Luminarium

Arboria II Luminarium

Enter a world of wonder at Youth Beatz 2022!

Youth Beatz is welcoming the Arboria II Luminarium to the festival site this year on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June!

Since 1992, Architects of Air’s luminaria have enchanted over 3 million visitors in more than 40 countries around the world. Visitors have the chance to explore the sculpture, experiencing the beauty of light and colour as they move through a dazzling maze of domes, columns and branches of the Luminarium.

The Arboria II is inspired by the beauty of natural geometry and by Islamic architecture, featuring winding passages of small domes inspired by repetitious forms found in the bazaars of Iran. The luminosity of light and colour inside is created purely by the light shining through the exhibition. Architects of Air originally grew out of a theatre project for people with learning disabilities and the Luminarium is fully accessible and embracing all ages, all abilities, cultures and communities.

The 40+ meter exhibition is truly unique experience for festival go-ers at this year’s event who will have the chance to be immersed in a world of light and colour.

The Arboria II Luminarium will be open to Youth Beatz ticket holders between 12pm – 6pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. With those under the age of 16 required to be accompanied by an adult (1 adult for every 4 children and young people). There is no cost for entry to the Luminarium. Please note individuals must leave their shoes and belongings at the reception area whilst going through the experience.

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Councillor Archie Dryburgh, Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee said “I have no doubt the Luminarium will be a highlight for those attending Youth Beatz Festival, the scale of exhibition will ensure the Arboria II is an unmissable aspect of the event. Architects of Air are world renowned and their commitment and passion for making culture and art an inclusive sensory experience and we are delighted to be welcoming their exhibition at Youth Beatz 2022”.

This was echoed by John Campbell, Vice-Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee who added “We’re delighted to be hosting Youth Beatz again! The Arboria II has travelled across the world and so it’ll be great to have the exhibition and the Architects of Air team visit us in Dumfries and Galloway”.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland Director of Events, said: “EventScotland is delighted to support Youth Beatz, a fantastic music event catering to young people across Scotland and further afield. This music festival will bring economic and social benefits to Dumfries and Galloway and contribute to the wider recovery of tourism and events in Scotland. Youth Beatz joins our exciting portfolio of events and further strengthens Scotland’s place as the perfect stage for events.”