Following two hugely successful years, Melbourne will once again become a hive of activity and celebration on Saturday 21 February 2015 from 7pm, as White Night transforms the city into a world of adventure and awe.
On this one night, White Night Melbourne calls on the creative industries to take over the city, encouraging the community and visitors alike to discover or re-discover Melbourne. Traditional uses of public spaces and venues will be transformed as art installations, live music, dance, design, film, sport and theatre performances bathe them in spectacular creativity, light and movement.
The 2013 inaugural White Night Melbourne event saw over 300,000 people engage with the program across several blocks of Melbourne’s CBD. In 2014 White Night Melbourne expanded to welcome over 500,000 people across the 12 hour dusk till dawn celebration, as the public experienced over 100 free events, featuring more than 440 local and international artists, and transformed more than 70 sites throughout Melbourne’s CBD.
Further expanding the event landscape for White Night Melbourne 2015, the program will again provide a mixture of free and ticketed entertainment for all. The rich and expansive program caters for families to urbanites and everyone in between. White Night Melbourne encourages everyone to go on a journey throughout the city, as the alluring 2015 program draws on the stories and cultural practices of the many different tribes that make up the city’s rich and diverse multicultural life.
Andrew Walsh, Artistic Director of White Night Melbourne said ‘the third iteration of White Night Melbourne will be a celebration of Melbourne’s artistic links to the world. The combined talents of local and international artists will transform our city into a magical experience for all to behold as we continue to create a ‘night like no other’. White Night Melbourne has quickly become a must do experience, whole city celebration, on the Victorian Major Events calendar and White Night Melbourne 2015 will not disappoint.’
Inspired by Paris’ Nuit Blanche, White Night Melbourne has successfully aligned itself with the iconic international network of White Night events. A worldwide phenomenon with over 20 countries participating, Melbourne is Australia’s first and only city to host White Night. Its unique interpretation and distinct Melbourne flair, make it an event that is ever intriguing and not to be missed.
White Night Melbourne is a State Government of Victoria initiative, created by the Victorian Major Events Company. It is produced by White Night Melbourne Productions; a joint venture between Right Angle Events and Accolade Event Management.
White Night Melbourne 2015 will take place from 7pm Saturday 21st February to 7am Sunday 22nd February.