Floriade's NightFest all set to light up Canberra in October

Floriade's NightFest all set to light up Canberra in October

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Canberra is calling in Springtime with a dark twist! Grab a set of wheels with these Canberra car rental options and get ready to discover an incredibly vibrant world after dark in October.

NightFest comes to life

When the sun goes down, NightFest comes to life for all those who dare to dabble in Floriade's dark side, returning to Commonwealth Park in Canberra from Thursday 3 October until Sunday 6 October.

The illuminated playground lets visitors see Floriade's theme, World in Bloom, in a whole new light with giant interactive lighting installations, pop-up performances, markets, cuisines from around the world and more.

Big line-up of music

Open each night from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, Thursday to Saturday will feature live music on Stage 88, including The Veronicas, Busby Marou and Electric Fields, while Sunday night will see the return of everyone's favourite Comedy NightFest with back-to-back laughs featuring Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes, Becky Lucas, Anthony Tomic, Sam Taunton, Guy Montgomery and The Stevenson Experience.

After the sun sets, the park will come alive with awe inspiring lights illuminating the flowerbeds and two interactive lighting installations, created by internationally-renowned lighting specialists, Mandylights. Set in the Rhododendron Garden, one of the installations, Framed, features a series of 20 towering picture frames, covered in thousands of pixels of LED lights which create a stunning tunnel. All set to music, this stunning display will light up Floriade in an Australian-first installation of the 60 metre long artwork.

NightFest markets

Come early and grab some dinner from the NightFest night markets, boasting a great array of treats from local Canberran food producers, beer brewers, spirit and wine makers. You can also wander the Floriade Main Vista Village Markets.

Tickets are on sale now, for more information visit floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest



Scott Podmore

Scott Podmore

Award-winning writer, editor, photographer, videographer and owner of October Grey Media. Specialising in travel and lifestyle content and a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. Has contributed regular content for the NewsCorp stable of newspapers and magazines, TravelTalk mag, The Departure Lounge and many more publications in Australia and internationally. Follow on Twitter & instragram #scottpodmore

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