28–30 June

Firelight Festival

From fire sculptures and drums to jets and cauldrons, every moment of Firelight is a celebration of fire. Be immersed in dazzling lighting installations along the harbour. Experience an eclectic mix of pop-up entertainment from fire performers, roving drummers and Bollywood dancers, and dance along to live African beats, brass disco pop and carnivalesque party music.
New for 2024
from

5.00pm

To

9.30pm

Neon Face Painting

Illuminate your spirit with vibrant neon face painting.

Victoria Harbour Promenade
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

Play Space: River of Giants

Explore and play on this magical playground as Australian animals come to life with glowing neon every night.

Victoria Harbour Promenade & Monument Park
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

Liquid Sky by Genius Laser Technology

Be immersed in dazzling lighting installations as Liquid Sky washes Docklands Central Park with colour and light.

NewQuay Central Park
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

Morphology by The Indirect Object

Experience a mesmerising collection of neon wire sculptures as Victoria Harbour Promenade is transformed with glowing light.

Victoria Harbour Promenade
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

DJ Retro Red

Feel-good funk master ignites the dance floor with rhythms from every corner of the globe.

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.10pm

To

6.00pm

Melbourne Belly Dance

Experience the captivating rhythms and graceful movements of bellydance in a world of cultural richness and self-expression.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

5.15pm

To

6.00pm

Rod Coote

Enjoy heartfelt music from this folk-pop singer and songwriter.

Buluk Park Stage
from

5.15pm

To

6.00pm

Tim Scanlan + Mana Okubo

Dance along to a mesmerizing fusion of cultures and sounds with a blend of ancient tunes and modern beats from around the world.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

5.45pm

To

6.15pm

Janagarjana Dhol Pathak

A local drumming group whose vibrant beats evoke positive energy and showcase the rich tradition of Indian art and performance.

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

6.15pm

To

6.30pm

Welcome to Country

Firelight opens with a Welcome to Country presented by the Wurundjeri Corporation.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

6.20pm

To

7.05pm

Super Mande Percussion

Discover the diversity of West African music, culture, drumming and dance, blending traditional percussion with folk and jazz.

Buluk Park Stage
from

6.30pm

To

6.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

FireLily Dance presents Luminosity

Experience a captivating tapestry of light and movement, igniting the night with a dazzling performance.

Water Plaza
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

La Descarga

Experience the pulsating rhythms of Afro-Colombian music and dance for an electrifying and tropical journey.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.30pm

To

7.20pm

Neon Ngargee by Murrundaya Yepengna Dance Troupe

Join an interactive immersion in Kulin Nation song and dance, echoing the historical resonance of each story into our own present.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

6.30pm

To

8.30pm

LED Circus Playspace with Hoop Sparx

Play in a circus of light, where you can paint the night sky, learn circus tricks, enjoy endless fun with LED hula hoops and more.

NewQuay Central Park
from

6.50pm

To

7.30pm

Brass Disco Pop Up Party!

Join the DJ Walker horn section infusing the streets with the vibrant spirit of the disco era and groove to brass-infused beats.

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.15pm

To

7.45pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

7.15pm

To

7.45pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

7.15pm

To

8.05pm

Djarlo

Be blown away by the didgeridoo rhythms and accompanying dynamic dances of the Aboriginal dance group.

NAB Forecourt
from

7.30pm

To

7.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.30pm

To

8.30pm

Jukebox Singalong

Your ticket to a dazzling performance – request your favourite songs and sing along in an unforgettable interactive experience.

Buluk Park Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

FireLily Dance presents Luminosity

Experience a captivating tapestry of light and movement, igniting the night with a dazzling performance.

Water Plaza
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Junkyard Beats

Enjoy explosive drumming, dance and circus tricks with an interactive musical experience from this sustainable musical ensemble.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Tim Scanlan + Mana Okubo

Dance along to a mesmerizing fusion of cultures and sounds with a blend of ancient tunes and modern beats from around the world.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

7.50pm

To

8.30pm

Brass Disco Pop Up Party!

Join the DJ Walker horn section infusing the streets with the vibrant spirit of the disco era and groove to brass-infused beats.

Harbour Esplanade
from

8.30pm

To

8.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

8.30pm

To

9.00pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

8.30pm

To

9.00pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

8.45pm

To

9.15pm

Janagarjana Dhol Pathak

A local drumming group whose vibrant beats evoke positive energy and showcase the rich tradition of Indian art and performance.

Harbour Esplanade
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

Super Mande Percussion

Discover the diversity of West African music, culture, drumming and dance, blending traditional percussion with folk and jazz.

Buluk Park Stage
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

La Descarga

Experience the pulsating rhythms of Afro-Colombian music and dance for an electrifying and tropical journey.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

9.00pm

To

10.00pm

Jhoom Bollywood

Celebrate South Asian culture through Bollywood dance, blending diverse styles and cultures with a distinct storytelling approach.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

9.30pm

To

9.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.00pm

To

9.30pm

Neon Face Painting

Illuminate your spirit with vibrant neon face painting.

Victoria Harbour Promenade
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

Play Space: River of Giants

Explore and play on this magical playground as Australian animals come to life with glowing neon every night.

Victoria Harbour Promenade & Monument Park
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

Liquid Sky by Genius Laser Technology

Be immersed in dazzling lighting installations as Liquid Sky washes Docklands Central Park with colour and light.

NewQuay Central Park
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

Morphology by The Indirect Object

Experience a mesmerising collection of neon wire sculptures as Victoria Harbour Promenade is transformed with glowing light.

Victoria Harbour Promenade
from

5.00pm

To

10.30pm

DJ Retro Red

Feel-good funk master ignites the dance floor with rhythms from every corner of the globe.

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.15pm

To

6.00pm

Rod Coote

Enjoy heartfelt music from this folk-pop singer and songwriter.

Buluk Park Stage
from

5.15pm

To

6.00pm

La Descarga

Experience the pulsating rhythms of Afro-Colombian music and dance for an electrifying and tropical journey.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

5.15pm

To

6.00pm

Ungus Ungus Ungus

Carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Janagarjana Dhol Pathak

A local drumming group whose vibrant beats evoke positive energy and showcase the rich tradition of Indian art and performance.

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.20pm

To

7.05pm

Mount Kujo

Enjoy a soulful and dynamic blend of funk, jazz, Latin and Afrobeats from a vibrant collective of musicians from around the world.

Buluk Park Stage
from

6.30pm

To

6.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

FireLily Dance presents Luminosity

Experience a captivating tapestry of light and movement, igniting the night with a dazzling performance.

Water Plaza
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

La Descarga

Experience the pulsating rhythms of Afro-Colombian music and dance for an electrifying and tropical journey.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

TEK TEK Ensemble

A captivating music performance drawing inspiration from tropical jungles, late-night discos, vintage chic and desert rituals.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

6.30pm

To

8.30pm

LED Circus Playspace with Hoop Sparx

Play in a circus of light, where you can paint the night sky, learn circus tricks, enjoy endless fun with LED hula hoops and more.

NewQuay Central Park
from

6.50pm

To

7.30pm

Brass Disco Pop Up Party!

Join the DJ Walker horn section infusing the streets with the vibrant spirit of the disco era and groove to brass-infused beats.

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.15pm

To

7.45pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

7.15pm

To

7.45pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

7.15pm

To

8.05pm

Djarlo

Be blown away by the didgeridoo rhythms and accompanying dynamic dances of the Aboriginal dance group.

NAB Forecourt
from

7.30pm

To

7.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.30pm

To

8.30pm

Jukebox Singalong

Your ticket to a dazzling performance – request your favourite songs and sing along in an unforgettable interactive experience.

Buluk Park Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

FireLily Dance presents Luminosity

Experience a captivating tapestry of light and movement, igniting the night with a dazzling performance.

Water Plaza
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Junkyard Beats

Enjoy explosive drumming, dance and circus tricks with an interactive musical experience from this sustainable musical ensemble.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Ungus Ungus Ungus

Carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

7.50pm

To

8.30pm

Brass Disco Pop Up Party!

Join the DJ Walker horn section infusing the streets with the vibrant spirit of the disco era and groove to brass-infused beats.

Harbour Esplanade
from

8.30pm

To

8.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

8.30pm

To

9.00pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

8.30pm

To

9.00pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

8.45pm

To

9.15pm

Janagarjana Dhol Pathak

A local drumming group whose vibrant beats evoke positive energy and showcase the rich tradition of Indian art and performance.

Harbour Esplanade
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

TEK TEK Ensemble

A captivating music performance drawing inspiration from tropical jungles, late-night discos, vintage chic and desert rituals.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

Mount Kujo

Enjoy a soulful and dynamic blend of funk, jazz, Latin and Afrobeats from a vibrant collective of musicians from around the world.

Buluk Park Stage
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

9.00pm

To

10.00pm

Jhoom Bollywood

Celebrate South Asian culture through Bollywood dance, blending diverse styles and cultures with a distinct storytelling approach.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

9.30pm

To

9.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.00pm

To

6.00pm

MBassy Dance

Experience the vibrant rhythms of Latin salsa dance through a dynamic performance and inclusive workshop by a local dance studio.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

5.00pm

To

9.30pm

Neon Face Painting

Illuminate your spirit with vibrant neon face painting.

Victoria Harbour Promenade
from

5.00pm

To

10.00pm

Play Space: River of Giants

Explore and play on this magical playground as Australian animals come to life with glowing neon every night.

Victoria Harbour Promenade & Monument Park
from

5.00pm

To

10.00pm

Liquid Sky by Genius Laser Technology

Be immersed in dazzling lighting installations as Liquid Sky washes Docklands Central Park with colour and light.

NewQuay Central Park
from

5.00pm

To

10.00pm

Morphology by The Indirect Object

Experience a mesmerising collection of neon wire sculptures as Victoria Harbour Promenade is transformed with glowing light.

Victoria Harbour Promenade
from

5.00pm

To

10.00pm

DJ Retro Red

Feel-good funk master ignites the dance floor with rhythms from every corner of the globe.

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.15pm

To

6.00pm

Rod Coote

Enjoy heartfelt music from this folk-pop singer and songwriter.

Buluk Park Stage
from

5.15pm

To

6.00pm

Tim Scanlan + Mana Okubo

Dance along to a mesmerizing fusion of cultures and sounds with a blend of ancient tunes and modern beats from around the world.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Janagarjana Dhol Pathak

A local drumming group whose vibrant beats evoke positive energy and showcase the rich tradition of Indian art and performance.

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

6.00pm

To

6.30pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

The Scrims

Enjoy the rootsy blend of bluegrass and swing with this high-energy folk/blues band known for bombastic pace and rollicking sound.

Buluk Park Stage
from

6.30pm

To

6.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

FireLily Dance presents Luminosity

Experience a captivating tapestry of light and movement, igniting the night with a dazzling performance.

Water Plaza
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

La Descarga

Experience the pulsating rhythms of Afro-Colombian music and dance for an electrifying and tropical journey.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

Ungus Ungus Ungus

Carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.30pm

To

7.15pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

6.30pm

To

8.30pm

LED Circus Playspace with Hoop Sparx

Play in a circus of light, where you can paint the night sky, learn circus tricks, enjoy endless fun with LED hula hoops and more.

NewQuay Central Park
from

6.50pm

To

7.30pm

Brass Disco Pop Up Party!

Join the DJ Walker horn section infusing the streets with the vibrant spirit of the disco era and groove to brass-infused beats.

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.15pm

To

7.45pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

7.15pm

To

7.45pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

7.15pm

To

8.05pm

Djarlo

Be blown away by the didgeridoo rhythms and accompanying dynamic dances of the Aboriginal dance group.

NAB Forecourt
from

7.30pm

To

7.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.40pm

To

8.40pm

Kofi Kunkpe

Hypnotic West African drummers, musicians and dancers will get you up and moving with this vibrant performance.

Buluk Park Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

FireLily Dance presents Luminosity

Experience a captivating tapestry of light and movement, igniting the night with a dazzling performance.

Water Plaza
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Junkyard Beats

Enjoy explosive drumming, dance and circus tricks with an interactive musical experience from this sustainable musical ensemble.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Tim Scanlan + Mana Okubo

Dance along to a mesmerizing fusion of cultures and sounds with a blend of ancient tunes and modern beats from around the world.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.45pm

To

8.30pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

7.50pm

To

8.30pm

Brass Disco Pop Up Party!

Join the DJ Walker horn section infusing the streets with the vibrant spirit of the disco era and groove to brass-infused beats.

Harbour Esplanade
from

8.30pm

To

8.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
from

8.30pm

To

9.00pm

Storytelling with Em Chandler

Hear stories about dark nights, mysteries, kindness, surprises, and even a fantastic creature or two.

Water Plaza
from

8.30pm

To

9.00pm

Storytelling with Roslyn Quin

Listen to tales of ancient battling gods and goddesses, heroes, villains, and tricksters alike for your amusement and enchantment.

Monument Park
from

8.45pm

To

9.15pm

Janagarjana Dhol Pathak

A local drumming group whose vibrant beats evoke positive energy and showcase the rich tradition of Indian art and performance.

Harbour Esplanade
from

8.45pm

To

9.45pm

Jhoom Bollywood

Celebrate South Asian culture through Bollywood dance, blending diverse styles and cultures with a distinct storytelling approach.

Yanonung Quay Stage
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

Ungus Ungus Ungus

Carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined.

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

The Scrims

Enjoy the rootsy blend of bluegrass and swing with this high-energy folk/blues band known for bombastic pace and rollicking sound.

Buluk Park Stage
from

9.00pm

To

9.45pm

Uptown Brown

A one-man band extraordinaire who will captivate you whilst delivering soulful renditions of 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues.

Monument Park
from

9.30pm

To

9.45pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle in this captivating showcase of fiery performances.

Harbour Esplanade
INTRODUCING 28 June – 14 July Marvel Stadium
This winter, a subterranean space underneath Melbourne's iconic Marvel Stadium will be transformed into a mythical labyrinth of light and sound. Interact with state-of-the-art technology, offering an unprecedented experience unlike anything witnessed in Australia before.

Explore more at Firelight Festival

  • Foodie faves

    Feast on Melbourne’s best wintery pop-up food and drink offerings at Firelight Festival. With a range of tasty treats to warm your belly, there’s something for every type of foodie all weekend long.

  • Discover Docklands

    There’s more to explore in Docklands. Find waterfront restaurants and bars, exciting entertainment and experiences, shopping and special deals to round out your visit to Firelight Festival.