The Festival Of The Moon

Concert, Exhibition, Festival, Participatory Event, Show/Display, Workshop


“One giant leap for Wakefield.”

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s famous moon landing with The Festival Of The Moon at Wakefield’s Former Market Hall, two weeks of mostly FREE music, dance, theatre, art workshops, wellbeing, kids’ activities for the school holidays and much, much more. It all starts on Fri 23 August 2019 with a free launch party and runs until Sun 8 September 2019.

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 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!

As well as an audience with the moon, residents and visitors to Wakefield can blast off into more fun with theatre, singing, science virtual reality and more, including:

Dancing: A Moon Party and live music, street food, DJs and performance

First British Astronaut: Helen Sharman arrives in Wakefield to tell all about her time in space

Films & Fun: Catch a film and dress up during Star Wars Sunday

Plug In: A full day of computer gaming with Game Republic

Talks: Blur’s Dave Rowntree discusses the band’s mission to mars with Beagle 2

Feel Out Of This World: Moonlit Yoga Evenings to take those stresses away

Full event information and more announcements from The Festival Of The Moon can be found at:



23/08/2019 - 08/09/2019


  • Disabled Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Food & Drink Available

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