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Taking White Night up another notch

Melbourne and Ballarat will shine more brightly than ever in 2018, with new projections, more live music and some old crowd favourites highlighting White Night 2018.

Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren launched the programs for White Night 2018 in Melbourne and Ballarat, which will deliver a feast for the senses right through the night.

Celebrated producer David Atkins OAM has worked with some of the best creative minds to curate the programs.

Melbourne’s theme is designed to make people question and dream. The Serpent Mother, fresh from Burning Man, will create a world of magic and chaos, while Little Bourke street will become a snowy wonderland to the backdrop of a 12-hour music marathon.

In the skies, the Verandah Virtuoso will serenade crowds across the city, with musicians performing from balconies and rooftops. A huge video mapping installation will also transform the Royal Exhibition Building.

In Ballarat, the beauty and character of the Australian bush will take centre stage with the Ghosts of Eureka street art, Dreamscape, Techtonic Grounds, the Magic Lantern Tree and Post-Colonial Women in the Landscape.

Overhead skyline drone imaging will be used to create Ballarat from Above, while the Town Hall and Craig’s Royal Hotel projections will bathe the city in colourful lights.

Almost 600,000 people took to the streets of Melbourne for 2017’s event and more than 40,000 flocked to Ballarat to witness the historic event in regional Victoria, boosting local businesses and creating jobs.

White Night Melbourne will take place on Saturday 17 February 2018, before returning to Ballarat on Saturday 17 March 2018.

Source: Vic Government

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