The most colourful party of the year is set to rock as White Night Melbourne returns Saturday 20 February, 7pm-7am. The CBD will be transformed into a vibrant playground with 100 hours of live entertainment and 220 performers ready to entertain. This will be the fourth annual event and I’ve been to each one to date and I wouldn’t miss this year. It’s a great night out with friends and nice to have the parts of the CBD closed off to traffic so you can wonder care-free and experience the many events on offer. As an Instagram fan it certainly provides for plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. Prepare to lose yourself in this colourful all night adventure – let’s take a look at some of the highlights to expect on the night…
Artist Amanda Morgan tips her creative cap to heritage and architecture in an immersive large-scale video installation in William Guilfoyle’s garden. Activated with imagery from Amanda and photographer James HH Morgan, and music from DJ JNETT, one of Melbourne’s favourite meeting places will be transformed into a colourful playground or a contemplative resting place. DJ JNETT live set 9pm-11pm
Imagineers Anita G and Andy Phillips combine their skills and passions to create a hub for camera-carrying photographers of all skill levels who want to congregate, share images, learn tricks of the trade, or explore the latest in light painting techniques. Participants will use their own cameras along with provided Pixelsticks, Light Painting Brushes and home made tools to pursue this creative and colourful genre of photography under the guidance of two ardent light painters.
With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, KINKY BOOTS’ message is about standing up for who you are and what you believe in, proving that when you learn to accept someone exactly as they are, you can change your whole world.
Join some of the world’s biggest celebrities who have donned the iconic KINKY BOOTS by taking your own photo in one of the fun interactive Kinky Booths ‘wearing’ the dazzling red boots. Instantly share your animated image and show the world that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out!
John Wardle Architects’ playful steel, timber and textile structure takes inspiration from Melbourne’s iconic performance space, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Taking inspiration from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, an iconic public performance venue in Melbourne, John Wardle Architects’ playful steel, timber and textile structure creates a theatrical centrepiece offering shade and retreat. Garden Bar & BBQ 7pm – 2am. Enjoy the 2015 Summer Architecture Commission with access to food and beverage.
Balloons, of course! Check out the Hot Air Balloons on display at Birrarung Marr.
A massive open-air dance floor at Birrarung Marr will light up the night for White Night’s hugely popular dance marathon. Grab your partner and put on your dancing shoes for 12 hours of dancemania as Melbourne’s movers and shakers boogie their way through a veritable smorgasbord of dance tunes from around the globe. Whether you’re a prancer or a dad-dancer, have twinkle toes or two left feet, get ready to waltz under the moonlight, tango at midnight or shake that bootie ‘til sunrise.