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Moorfields Station to host Ritual 2.0 as part of Light Night 2019

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20 April 2019

As part of LightNight 2019, Merseyrail is hosting a light and sound spectacular at Moorfields Station. Ritual 2.0 is a specially commissioned installation from AV artist Sam Wiehl and musician Forest Swords.

LightNight is a fantastic display of the culture and creativity that Liverpool has in abundance, and we are proud to be taking part in such a unique festival by bringing this innovative display to Moorfields station.

Suzanne Grant

Commercial Director

The immersive experience takes place in the tunnel near to the Old Hall entrance of Moorfields and features digital graphics created by the artist who has produced work across Europe and is based in Liverpool. The accompanying soundtrack will be mixed by Forest Swords, a critically-acclaimed experimental musician, producer and composer from the Wirral.

The event launches Liverpool publication Bido Lito!’s bido100! programme, a series of projects marking the 100th issue of the magazine. Ritual 2.0 will explore the relationship between the future, technology and creativity, as the magazine looks forward to what our city will look like in 100 issues’ time.

Through new trains on our network and future smart ticketing Merseyrail is supporting the development of the Liverpool City region and the technology of tomorrow. With this event Merseyrail is supporting artistic endeavour in the city as well as engaging with interesting conversations around Liverpool’s future.

Ritual 2.0 will provide an illuminating experience for all visitors to the event and give participants a chance to see Moorfields Station in a whole new context. Performances at Ritual 2.0 start from 17:00 with the installation running until 22:30.

LightNight is a free one-night arts festival which brings a variety of spaces around Liverpool to life through cultural events. Ritual 2.0 is one of the festival’s seven commissions for 2019. With a packed programme of more than 100 events, the festival offers an unforgettable experience to be enjoyed with friends and family. Venues across the city will stay open late to present live music, workshops, theatre, exhibitions and much more.

Speaking about the event, Suzanne Grant, Commercial Director at Merseyrail said “LightNight is a fantastic display of the culture and creativity that Liverpool has in abundance, and we are proud to be taking part in such a unique festival by bringing this innovative display to Moorfields station.

“Merseyrail is harnessing modern technology to deliver a transformed experience for passengers with the introduction of new state-of-the-art trains and smart ticketing improvements, so it is a perfect fit to host Ritual 2.0 in one of our busiest stations for all Light Night visitors to experience.”