A BREATH-TAKING parade is promising to take a crowd of thousands on a journey into dreamland when Light Night Leeds returns next month.

The annual cultural spectacular is aiming to transform the city centre for the 15th year in a row with more than 60 installations and performances by artists from across the world.

This year’s event will explore the themes of mind, body and spirit. Launching the festival will be a procession of illuminated dancers, drummers, monsters and marionettes.

Beginning on The Headrow, the When Dreams Run Wild parade will feature a special centre-piece created by The Lantern Company and local community groups, Spanish artists El Carramato’s Big Dancers and Picto Facto’s giant Lampadophores from France, accompanied by performers from Northern Rascals and the Spark! LED Drummers.

The parade takes place on Thursday, October 10 at 7.30pm and will mark the official opening of the two-night extravaganza.The international festival will feature large scale projections and interactive installations.

Since Leeds held its first Light Night in 2004, the event has grown to become one of Europe’s most popular festivals of its kind, regularly attracting more than 80,000 people. It takes place on October 10 and 11 from 6pm until 11pm.Visit www.lightnightleeds.co.uk or follow @lightnightleeds on Twitter and Instagram.