Enlighten will breathe light, colour and movement into Canberra after dark from 27 February to 7 March with a world-class program of events including two Australian premieres.
Now in its fifth year, Enlighten will transform the Parliamentary Triangle into a dazzling arts precinct featuring free entertainment and the event’s trademark architectural projections, which will illuminate six of Canberra’s most iconic buildings.
The 2015 event also welcomes the exciting addition of the new Enlighten Night Noodle Markets, which will create a bustling atmosphere with an array of authentic Asian eats, themed bars and live music in Upper Commonwealth Place.
Events ACT’s Adelina La Vita said today’s vibrant launch provided a glimpse into this year’s exciting program.
“Enlighten will light up Canberra for nine spectacular nights, with free outdoor entertainment on Friday 27 February, Saturday 28 February, Friday 6 March and Saturday 7 March,” she said.
“We have partnered with 12 of the capital’s cultural institutions, who will open their doors after dark to host a range of exclusive events and surprising experiences. However tickets will sell out quickly, so make sure you book early.”
Ticketed events include the Royal Australian Mint’s 50th anniversary celebration, Party Like its 1965, the National Museum of Australia’s By The Water concert featuring Katie Noonan and the opportunity to enjoy a sunset on the roof of Australian Parliament House.
Visitors to Enlighten 2015 are in for a real treat with two Australian firsts – the extraordinary Spanish aerial act, Voala Station, and a visually spectacular light installation that will be staged on Lake Burley Griffin called Voyage.
Musical magic can be found in the Electric Garden with a range of DJs and bands such as Melbourne indie pop outfit Alpine and Canberra natives Liam Budge and Crystal Barecca. The soulful indie-jazz band Lake Street Drive will also come all the way from the USA.
To view the Enlighten 2015 program or book tickets please visit www.enlightencanberra.com.au
(Enlighten Media Release)