The State Government has confirmed the return of White Night Melbourne on February 20, 2016.
Despite the success of the 2015 event, the government had not confirmed next year’s event until August 10.
The all-night festival attracts hundreds of thousands to Melbourne’s CBD, as lights and lasers beam striking images and captivating colours across landmark buildings and city facades. Street performers and artists keep crowds entertained, and city retailers trade well into the night.
Some 1.3 million people have attended White Night Melbourne over three spectacular years, making it one of the most popular dates on Victoria’s calendar of events. The 2015 instalment generated $16.8 million for Victoria’s economy – supporting jobs and growth.
White Night Melbourne is Australia’s contribution to the global phenomenon, Nuit Blanche, and Victoria is the only Australian state that offers the all-night event. Melbourne joins 23 cities worldwide, including Paris, Toronto and Sao Paolo.