Light Nelson looks set to break attendance record

Light Nelson is already being billed as an "overwhelming success" drawing huge crowds and great feedback since its launch on Friday.

The event looks increasingly likely to set a record number of people attending with 34,500 people through the gates already with two more days to go. 

Light Nelson Trust Chair Brian Riley said 7,000 people attended on Friday night, more than 12,000 on Saturday and 15,500 yesterday night. 

"This is based on the count at the main Hardy St gate into Queens Gardens with some allowance for those who only went to the NMIT site," he said.

Jon Baxter's big digital mapping of the old technical institute was hugely impressive and proved popular with crowds, helping to spread the load between the two venues.

Full Stuff Article - 11 July 2016