The Jellyfish Moon dome gets built in Southport Town Centre

6th May 2016

The Jellyfish Moon dome is a 360 degree planetarium experience will be one of the centre pieces for this weekends Southport Festival. 

The Jellyfish Moon Audio Sonic Vision dome has been built outside the town hall and will be there for the first ever Southport Festival which will take place over Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May.

The Southport Festival is committed to bringing cultural activity together each spring; supporting the growth of talent, young & old, in the industry.


Encompassing the former Southport Jazz Festival and the Southport Arts Trail, the festival is bigger and has a whole range of different events so you can guarantee there will be something to suit all tastes!

Launching the event, and on each day is the installation of Jellyfish Moon – a digitally animated journey.

A unique experience for music lovers & art enthusiasts the animation includes visions of astronomy and space travel.

Only ever shown once before in the UK this is something not to be missed!


Throughout the four days there will be plenty of jazz and folk gigs, all the old favourites from the Southport Jazz Festival, plus new artists and styles of music in venues across the town.

There will be plenty for the kids to get involved in from craft ‘have a go’ sessions to theatre production, plus a Big Draw on the Beach for all of the family!

Famous names such Mark Watson (multi-award-winning star of numerous TV shows) and Simon Armitage (one of the nation’s best loved poets) are on at The Atkinson as part of the Festival plus the big comedy event on Sunday 8th May has internationally renowned comedians, hosted by Southport Comedy Festival’s very own Brendan Riley.

So whether you pop to Southport for the day, or stay the weekend, from the young to the old, you will find something for the family, with a lot of the activity FREE.


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