Shimmerlands & Wax’o Paradiso

Shimmerlands is a new summer music, food and movie concept created by the team from Shadowlands. I always loved heading down to the Abbotsford Convent during warm summer nights and was keen to check out their new space at Melbourne Uni.

Surrounded by the gorgeous old sandstone builds of Melbourne University, Shimmerlands makes you feel like you’re frolicking through an enchanted forest. Man, am I sad that it took me so long to head down! Split into three distinct areas, the Shimmerlands team takes care of all of your food, drink and music needs in the one space.

One of my favourite DJ groups, Wax’o Paradiso, were presenting on the night, and even a cold rainy Melbourne evening couldn’t keep the crowds away. It was, unsurprisingly a sellout and we partied to their unique mix of disco psychedelia.

The Wax’o team had us bopping and jiving from 3-11pm. You heard right — this was an epic set and the crowd took full advantage of it.


I didn’t have the chance to check out a movie under the stars this year. However the setup looked great and I’m sure pleased many a punter. If you’re keen to check out Shimmerlands get in quick – it all comes to an end on 26 February. Next year we’ll make sure to get in earlier!

Well done to the Shimmerlands team for creating a cool new Melbourne hub over the summer.

– Rukmal
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Rukmal lives and breathes events.

Shimmerlands runs until 26 February 2017.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Shimmerlands.
Image credit: Shimmerlands.