Bram Stoker Festival, one of Dublin’s best-loved and most-anticipated festivals, today announced the Irish premiere of 'BOREALIS'.

Borealis, an artwork by Swiss artist Dan Acher, will create a mesmerising illusion of the Northern Lights, aka the Aurora Borealis, in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle this October Bank Holiday Weekend. This free event will run each night of the festival from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. 

An initiative of Dublin City Council, Bram Stoker Festival returns to Dublin city this year for four days and nights of deadly adventures between Friday 28 October and Monday 31 October. 

'BOREALIS' is an immersive light and sound experience, with a custom soundtrack by Guillaume Desbois. It has wowed hundreds of thousands of people across the globe including in London, Adelaide, Geneva, Paris, Abu Dhabi, and Tokyo and has captivated audiences with its recreation of one of our planet’s most beautiful natural phenomenon, in cities where it wouldn’t normally occur. 

Its lush visuals and harmonious soundscape utterly transform the sky over spectators’ heads, and time seems to slow down as eyes look up at the mesmerising lights in a breath-taking experience of true awe and wonder. BOREALIS brings the fascination and superstition humans have experienced for millenia on viewing the Northern Lights right into the city centre for Dubliners and visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Bram Stoker Festival Co-Directors Maria Schweppe and Tom Lawlor said, “We are incredibly excited to bring BOREALIS to Dublin, knowing how much it has captivated huge audiences worldwide. It is a perfect fit for Bram Stoker Festival, taking place in Dublin Castle where Stoker himself once worked. We can’t wait to welcome Dubliners of all ages to this free spectacle in the city centre, every night of the festival.”

For more information on the Bram Stoker Festival 2023, check out their website here.

The Bram Stoker Festival takes place from October 28 - 31.