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White Night Melbourne returns on Saturday February 22. Have you got a plan for the city's all-night arts event?

The annual White Night Melbourne is back for its second year, turning the streets of Melbourne into one all-night party. Events that showcase the city's culture will be held throughout the grandest venues iconic laneways, parks and public spaces, as well as some of the city’s unique buildings. The programme has something for everyone, featuring elements of local and international design, music, art, fashion, sport, film and food.

Itself inspired by Nuit Blanche – the dusk to dawn festival that began in France and spread to Berlin, Havana, Barcelona, St Petersburg, Naples, Cairo, Buenos Aires and other cities – White Night premiered in Melbourne in February 2013, drawing crowds of over 300,000 to the CBD. It’s expected to attract half a million in February 2014 and has stretched to a larger area to accommodate this.

A little influence may also have crept in from Hobart’s phenomenally well acclaimed Dark Mofo festival, particularly with the addition of a crepuscular beam that will be visible from all over Melbourne. It’s constructed so that you can walk under it. Then there’s the pedestrian bridge across the Yarra, which will have a sci-fi style vortex to walk through. Illuminations and installations will once again be a key factor of White Night.

Plan your White Night...


  Drink and Dine


Installations   Light   Music

White Night interviews...


  I Could Have Danced

  Miniature Melbourne

Tattooed City   The Vortex    


Photos by Roberto Seba   |  

White Night Melbourne 2014 details

Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Price FREE
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Date Sat 22 Feb 2014

Open 7pm-7am

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