White Night Melbourne

White Night Melbourne: The Plus Ones’ guide

White Night: White Night whispers promises of all-night wonderment from 7pm-7am. There are big projections, roving performance, and centralised music stages. Here are our top picks.

Outside The Box 7pm-7am
Lonsdale Street ( between Swanston & Russell)

Graffiti art face off battle from dusk til dawn. 12 artists have 2.5 hours to respond to the theme ‘What If?’

The Bells – Federation Square

Five modern day campanologists perform inside an 8 metre high bell tower, each hour, on the hour, as timekeepers of the night. 5 giant ropes with installed audio systems move with the performers aerial choreography.

Buskers Pitch – Cnr Russell and Latrobe

Melbourne has long been a city for street performance, where picking up a busking licence costs you nothing but $80 and a fistful of courage. Continue this tradition by pitching and being surprised by the curated selection of this city’s most entertaining buskers. Support performers who bring our city to life!

From the big guns:

Fashion City – Bourke St Mall Every Hour, on the Hour
7pm – 7am 40 mins set

A haute couture extravaganza, with guest vocalist and DJ, Ministry Of Dance’s Jason Coleman hosts over 60 dancers and models in a celebration of Fashion and  at the city that is the Fashion Capital of Australia.

Liquid Sky – Federation Square

150m holographic overhead Skynet kinetic sculpture inspired by the murmuration of birds in the air and coalescing schools of fish underwater.

Secret Life of Books – SLV
7pm- 7am

This event wouldn’t run without the Queen at the top end of Swanston Street, the State LIbrary of Victoria, making her presence known, who, since the event’s inception, has always offered unique immersive experiences and incursions. Step inside the Latrobe Reading Room and witness the Victorian merge with the 21st century.

 Welcome to Country
with N’arweet Carolyn Briggs and Aunty Di Kerr. “To welcome White Night audiences to their country, members of the Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) and Boon Wurrung will perform a traditional Welcome to Country Ceremony that dates back over 40,000 years.”

– Team TPO
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Dig + Fish.
Image credit: White Night Melbourne.