As the Huddersfield Festival of Light draws closer, we take a look back at the event over the years - this time, it's 2011.

The Festival of Light event saw thousands pack into Huddersfield two-years-ago, with internationally-renowned aerial acrobatics group Grupo Puja stunning crowds.

The Spanish/Argentinean outfit wowed onlookers from the night sky - impressing with a unique mix of live rock music and acrobatics from a huge sphere suspended above St George's Square.

Elsewhere, Retouramont - a fusion of music and dance, played out high above Huddersfield Art Gallery.

And a third aerial show took place in the Byram Arcade - which was also the setting for jazz and dance bands and a vintage fair - with Urban Angles suspended from the rafters of the Victorian centre.

Take a look at our Festival of Light 2011 gallery below.       

Other attractions include the Yorkshire Light Garden, made up of giant illuminated trees and flowers,  in St Peter’s Gardens, while the Piazza was converted into a Dutch bulbfield with a difference.

Jigantics Giant tulips stood 16 feet tall glowing brightly in the dark.

The 2011 festival featured, for the first time, a music stage on King Street, with scores of musical acts entertaining crowds.

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

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