NightFest is back for 2018 lighting up Canberra for 5 Nights
NightFest, Floriade’s ticketed illuminated wonderland returns to Canberra for five nights of live entertainment, food and much more! Spend your evenings in the flowerbeds with Kate Miller-Heidke, Arj Barker and more as NightFest returns from 6.30pm – 10.30pm from Wednesday 26 September through to Sunday 30 September. Arrive as the sun sets over Commonwealth Park and prepare to be dazzled by incredible light installations as the Pop Culture inspired flowerbeds light up before your eyes, enjoy roving performers, bustling night markets and a fantastic line up of entertainment every night.
Grab some dinner from the array of food offerings available and take a walk through the mesmerising Nautilus Forest created by internationally-renowned lighting specialists, Mandylights, with its spiraling trees that ripple and pulse with vibrant colour. Or, head down to Underground Gin’s pop up bar and try some locally produced multi-award winning gin.
Wednesday 26 September
On the Wednesday night, grab some popcorn and a blanket as Stage 88 transforms into an open-air cinema. Catch Back to the Future (PG) at 6.45pm and Ghostbusters (PG) at 8.45pm.
Thursday 27 September
Thursday night see musicians hit the stage as the music flows through the flowerbeds with performances by Lucy Sugerman, Mojo Juju and Thelma Plum.
Friday 28 September
Finish the working week with a night of music, food and wine as NightFest gets you off your feet and singing along. Join Caiti Baker, Bowie Unzipped featuring Jeff Duff and headliner Kate Miller-Heidke.
Saturday 29 September
Get your double denim and dance moves ready for Saturday’s Party NightFest, as the Park switches to party mode Juzzie Smith, Big Boss Groove and Cell Block 69.
Sunday 30 September
Cap off the weekend with a night of laughs as MA15+ Comedy NightFest returns with Arj Barker, Akmal Saleh, The Stevenson Experience, Chris Ryan, Melanie Bracewell, Andy Saunders, Nikki Britton and Matt Okine.
Tickets to NightFest are available now and with three options available, there is something for everyone. Purchase a Season Ticket and attend every night of NightFest, or take advantage of the Trilogy Ticket and pick any three nights to attend. Standard tickets are also available for purchase for individual nights. Tickets start at $31.70 for adults.