LUMA festival lights up Queenstown

Queenstown's LUMA Southern Light Project has kicked off its four-day festival in a blaze of art, light and music.

Running until Monday June 5, the collection of art sculptures, light installations and illuminations are showcased in the Queenstown Gardens.

More than 5000 people visited LUMA for its opening night, to see the light sculptures and artworks created by New Zealand and international artists.

Video provided by Shotover Media shows the amazing displays.

Artist artist Angus Muir told Newshub he was happy to see the festival return.

"It's really exciting to be back at LUMA for the third year," he said. "It's been really awesome watching it grow year on year."

The festival is also celebrating Queenstown Gardens' 150th anniversary with several historical installations, including a "Time Travel" art piece located in the rotunda.