As the Huddersfield Festival of Light 2013 draws closer, we take a look back at the event over the years - this time, it's 2009.

The Festival of Light event in 2009 brought a bit of French flair to the town, with French artists, Transe Express, amazing crowds with their acrobatic 'Lacher De Violons' -  Freeing the Violins - show.

The show, which featured a series of street artists parading through the town centre, drew an estimated crowd of up to 5,000.

The spectacular procession featured acrobatics, opera, rock music and fireworks.

The main performance featured an aerial show, with some of the artists more than 30m above the crowd, suspended from a crane in front of the railway station.

Take a look at our Festival of Light 2009 gallery below.  

Families from throughout the town and further afield lined the streets and packed the square for the extravaganza.

Festival-goers mixed with the drummers and artists as they paraded along with the lights and sparklers following them, while violinists played with the voices of the artists heard over loud speakers.

Rock musicians on top of a bus provided the most entertainment, playing music by Led Zeppelin while acrobats swung from the side of the moving bus.

It was a first for St George’s Square, which hosted its first public event since it was officially opened.

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Click here to take a look at the Festival of Light in 2010

Click here to take a look at the Festival of Light in 2011

Click here to take a look at the Festival of Light in 2012