Stoke-on-Trent shortlisted to host Wizarding World Wands

MARCH 18TH  2019 – A national poll for fans to decide the future tour locations for the magnificent ‘Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos’ installation, which illuminated the City of London last autumn, has revealed eight finalists.

Birmingham, Dublin, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Reading, and Stoke on Trent will now form the final poll for fans to determine which four locations will host the installation next.

The final ‘Wands Ready’ voting process opens today and will continue through the summer, closing at 5pm on 26th August. The final four locations will host the installation in the lead up to the release of the third Fantastic Beasts film, beginning with the city with the most overall votes. The four tour locations will be announced on 31st August 2019.

Standing fifteen feet tall and set within concrete bases, the nine wands – bringing to life those belonging to some of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films – illuminate each night, performing a light show to music from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films They were created in support of ‘Lumos’, whose mission is to end the institutionalisation of children around the world.

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