G20 will be interactive with lights display for 17 nights

"WHAT colour is Brisbane tonight?"

That is the question that will be on everyone's lips in the lead-up to the G20 Summit later this year.

Queenslanders will be able to play their own part in the G20 with an interactive lights display to highlight the cultural celebrations in the lead-up to the summit.

Premier Campbell Newman said on Thursday the government was organising the event to take advantage of the vast economic and tourism benefits that would flow on from hosting the event.

"The Lighting and Projection Project will illuminate the CBD for 17 nights in the lead-up to the G20," he said.

"It will feature displays and interactive lighting shows across around 15 buildings, drawing the attention of people to our wonderful city.

"The G20 Cultural Celebrations will showcase our amazing state not just to the international media and global leaders but also to the people of Queensland and Australia.

"This is our chance to show the rest of the world what a remarkable place we live in - a vibrant, strong state with a bright future."

The show's creative director Jono Perry said the project would have something for everyone.

"My hope is that the people of Brisbane will be asking 'What colour is Brisbane tonight?' as the lighting spreads across building facades," he said.

"People will be able to interact with the control and choose the colour of certain buildings in the CBD as part of the event."

The G20 Summit will be held on November 15 and 16 in Brisbane.

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