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Magical lanterns night to light-up Wiltz this Saturday
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Magical lanterns night to light-up Wiltz this Saturday

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The curtain will rise on one of Luxembourg's most diverse arts festivals this coming Saturday when the town of Wiltz is transformed into an imaginative fairytale land.

The curtain will rise on one of Luxembourg's most diverse arts festivals this coming Saturday when the town of Wiltz is transformed into an imaginative fairytale land.

Accomplished musicians, dancers and artists from all over Europe will perform at the "Nuit des Lampions," (lanterns night) a one-day outdoor festival which is aimed at families as well as discerning culture vultures.

"It's not a music festival, it's a family festival. Also there's something for people more into arts and theatre performances," festival organiser Marc Scheer told Wort, adding: "It's a lot about discovering new things, things that you would normally only see in a theatre or cultural centre, or gallery or maybe even in bigger cities."

On the Place des Martyrs stage, visitors can see some energetic acrobatics combined with physical theatre from Circo Pitanga.

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They will be joined by "The Spurting Man" theatre act and "Bolero" dance show among other multi-disciplinary performances.

The Castle stage will be an all-music stage with acts from many genres. Well-known local soothing electro act not to be missed is Napoleon Gold.

Of course the magic of the event are the thousands of lanterns is all shapes and sizes turning the "Jardin de Wiltz" park into a fairytale land.

Getting there

The festival opens at 4pm, with the first events starting at 5:30pm.

Entry costs €5  and is free for under 12s.

Shuttle buses will run to the festival from Eschweiler, Goesdorf, Winckrange and Bastogne.

Visitors can also reach the site via train from Rodange, Esch, Schifflange, Noertzange, Bettembourg, Berchem, Luxembourg, Dommeldange, Walferdange, Heisdorf, Lorentzweiler, Lintgen, Mersch and Ettelbruck.

For full details including timetable, visit www.ndl.lu

(Adam Walder, adam.walder@wort.lu, +352 49939721)