26 September 2023

Chief Minister shines light on Nightfest

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The Chief Minister, Andrew Barr has announced that tickets are now available for Floriade’s annual Nightfest program.

Mr Barr said NightFest would return to Commonwealth Park from Thursday 3 October to Sunday the 6th.

“When the sun goes down, NightFest comes to life for all those who dare to dabble in Floriade’s dark side,” Mr Barr said.

“The illuminated playground lets visitors see Floriade’s theme, World in Bloom, in a whole new light with giant interactive lighting installations, pop-up performances, markets, cuisines from around the world and more,” he said.

“Thursday to Saturday will feature live music on Stage 88, including The Veronicas, Busby Marou and Electric Fields, while Sunday night will see the return of everyone’s favourite Comedy NightFest with back-to-back laughs featuring Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes, Becky Lucas, Anthony Tomic, Sam Taunton, Guy Montgomery and The Stevenson Experience.”

Mr Barr said the Festival would be open from 6:30pm to 10:30 each night.

He said there would be two interactive lighting installations in the parks flowerbeds, created by Mandylights.

“The NightFest night markets boast local food producers, beer brewers, spirit and wine makers who will shine a light on top Canberra creators,” Mr Barr said.

He said tickets were currently on sale at Ticketek.

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