Dance with the flames and keep the cold at bay when Firelight Festival comes back to Docklands over three spectacular nights. Discover fire sculptures, flame jets, fire twirlers and fire trumpeters. Then, feel amazed by a new Liquid, Laser and Light show, with a larger-than-life phoenix. This free festival will also feature plenty of wintery food and drink, and a stacked program of live performances across NewQuay Promenade, Victoria Promenade and Harbour Esplanade. Firelight Festival will run from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3.
Light up your night this winter at this flaming festival. Remember to catch the Liquid, Laser and Light Show on Victoria Harbour. Produced by Oracle Liquid, whose past works include a show at VIVID Sydney, this dazzling display will feature water jets and a fiery phoenix. It will take place four times each night, and run for seven minutes.
Then, wander through a forest light installation, see stilt-walker characters and pop-up performers, gaze at a giant glowing lion, listen to storytellers, dance to live music and, of course, celebrate all things fire.
While you’re there, indulge in some delicious winter food and drink, like paella, souvlaki and hot chocolate. Check out some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks, with familiar names like That’s Amore Cheese, Mörk Chocolate, Dingo Ate My Taco and 48h Pizza.
On Friday and Saturday, Firelight Festival will open from 5pm to 11pm. Then on Sunday, it will open at 5 and end at 10:30pm. This festival will go ahead in all kinds of weather, so knowing what Melbourne’s like, it’s best that you rug up and stay prepared for rain.
Due to the noisy nature of the festival, pets may feel overwhelmed, so it’s best to leave them at home, unless they are a Guide Dog or an assistive animal.