As the Huddersfield Festival of Light 2013 draws closer, we take a look back at the event over the years - this time, it's 2012.

Expectations for 2012's Festival of Light were high - literally - as thousands flocked to St George's Square to witness the daring tightrope act on the opening night of the Festival of Light event last year.

The annual winter celebration continued to push the boundaries of art and entertainment with an action-packed schedule of street theatre and music.

Amazed spectators looked up in to the night sky as high-wire artists Jade Kindar-Martin and Didier Pasquette performed their Walk To The Stars show.

The fearless duo were blessed with dry weather as they confidently walked across a one inch thick tightrope more than 75ft above the square - with no safety harnesses or nets.

Take a look at our Festival of Light 2012 gallery below.

 

Earlier in the evening, Huddersfield town centre was packed with revellers enjoying the host of street theatre, light shows, live music and stalls.

Trapeze-style performances from the Urban Angels, who swung from a specially constructed arch at the foot of the square, also attracted large crowds before and after the high wire event.

Children enjoyed the Zoom Trax on St Peter's Street before the customary fireworks ended the festivities with a bang.