A bright and entertaining laser show has been planned for LithGlow on Saturday, May 11 with Laservision recounting Lithgow's history on the Blast Furnace walls.
The annual event was officially opened at Lithgow's tourism centre on Monday, May 6 by Lithgow City Council tourism manager Simon Francis and mayor Ray Thompson.
Laservision marketing director Matthew Tuey said the company loved to support the communities around Australia.
"We are an international company and we do some major events all around the world, but some of our favourite events are here in regional Australia," he said.
"We get to tell a very rich history, in a very entertaining way, we specialise in sensory experiences."
Mr Tooey said the company used all different mediums and technology, from laser lights, projection mapping to types lighting, sound and audio.
"We love to combine all those things together to really put the magic together," he said.
Mr Tuey said he had seen the work behind the scenes that the company's creative team has put in and he is excited by it.
"We are excited for this weekend because we are going to get to show a really great story of Lithgow at the Blast Furnace," he said.
Mr Tuey said there were always different challenges when it came to putting on a laser show.
"Ambient lighting is always a challenge, and making sure the medium reflects, but the Blast Furnace looks like a nice area to give the best experience possible," he said.
"This particular project is going to be very content rich, telling the history of Lithgow, but it will also have very artistic elements to it considering it is projected on the side of a building.
"The lasers will be engulfing the building, taking it from this 2D surface and making it come to life."
Tourism manager Simon Francis said it was a big coup to have the international award winning entertainment company in Lithgow.
"They have been responsible for lighting up the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Marina Sands Festival among other huge things," he said.
"I am really looking forward to seeing how special they can make the Blast Furnace look."
The laser show will run every 30 minutes from 6pm.
Mr Francis said it was that exciting that LithGlow was constantly evolving.
"We have some really special things, the Fire and Ice at Portland Foundations promises to be huge on Friday night and then we have the Blast Furnace on the Saturday night," he said.
Laservision will be lighting up the walls of the Blast Furnace, the Aussie Night Markets will be attending once again, there is a fire show and you can wander the grounds of Eskbank House, Mr Francis said.
"It's going to be a great night for everybody, the whole family will absolutely love it," he said.
Lithgow City Mayor, Ray Thompson acknowledged Matthew Tuey from Laservision.
"Its fantastic to have someone from such a world renowned company here in Lithgow doing our lasers for LithGlow," he said.
Mr Thompson said he was excited to see what will be happening at the Blast Furnace on Saturday, with the markets, stalls and laser vision on the building.
"We've had Ironfest and now rolled into LithGlow so it's all happening in Lithgow at the moment and we are really, really proud of whats happening with our tourism centre," he said.
"I would just like to acknowledge our staff, congratulations, and lets have another wonderful week in Lithgow."
Tourism officer Robbie Park said he had seen the light show and was blown away by it.
"It looks fantastic, it really tells a story about the importance of steel and iron works, it is an amazing show for the Blast Furnace," he said.
"LithGlow will have some new elements and a few surprises."
The Foundation Portland has teamed with Lithgow City Council to host a Fire and Ice dinner and show experience at the Foundations on Friday, May 10.
The evening includes an array of entertainment, arrival drinks, canapes and a full grazing style meal.
You can purchase tickets here.
Then on Saturday night the Aussie Night Markets will run from 5pm with entertainment starting at 6pm at Blast Furnace Park.
Portland Foundations will also have a free community event from 7pm with lights, projection, music, and a giant bonfire.
There will be a free shuttle bus to Blast Furnace Park with buses circulating between Lithgow CBD and Blast Furnace Park approximately every 10 minutes from 5pm to 10pm.
While you're with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Lithgow Mercury. To make sure you're up to date with all the news, sign up here.