1-3 July 2022

Program

Firelight Festival is here to warm you this winter. Catch a spectacular liquid, laser and light show, roving stilted characters, live music performances, enchanting storytelling, and—of course—all things fire!

When

All night

Adrift

Walk through this mesmerising glowing forest light installation created by Skunk Control for Firelight Festival 2022

Buluk Park
When

All night

Pop-up Performers

Featuring: Blunderbuss Jones, Bric a Brac, Madi Walker, MzRizk, Not My Circus, Ultrafox, Uptown Brown & Vardos

Site Wide
When

All night

Roving Performers: Stilt Walker Characters

Keep your eyes out for Eesha the Elephant, Gemma Giraffe and Escarglow - a luminous snail

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Welcome to Country + Madi Walker Colville

Firelight opens with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony presented by the Wurundjeri Corporation, followed by a performance by Madi Walker Colville

Bonfire
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Sugarfoot Ramblers

Playing high energy bebop, The Sugarfoot Ramblers have become a fixture on the jazz circuit

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Ultrafox

Gypsy swing band, Ultrafox, presents elegant swing, tender jazz ballads, gypsy waltzes, original compositions and hot rhythms

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

6pm

To

6.45pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.30pm

To

6.37pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

6.35pm

To

6.50pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.50pm

To

7.35pm

Music: Sugarfoot Ramblers

Playing high energy bebop, The Sugarfoot Ramblers have become a fixture on the jazz circuit

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.50pm

To

7.35pm

Music: Ultrafox

Gypsy swing band, Ultrafox, presents elegant swing, tender jazz ballads, gypsy waltzes, original compositions and hot rhythms

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

7pm

To

7.20pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

7pm

To

7.20pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

7.30pm

To

8.15pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.35pm

To

7.42pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

7.40pm

To

7.55pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.40pm

To

8pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

7.55pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Mariachi los Romanticos

Playing a selection of Mexico's finest Mariachi songs, from toe-tapping rancheras to tender moving boleros

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.55pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina play an intoxicating brew of Balkan Romani beats infused with Unza and Swing

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

8pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

8.10pm

To

8.30pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

8.40pm

To

8.47pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

8.45pm

To

9pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

8.45pm

To

9.05pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Mariachi los Romanticos

Playing a selection of Mexico's finest Mariachi songs, from toe-tapping rancheras to tender moving boleros

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina play an intoxicating brew of Balkan Romani beats infused with Unza and Swing

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

9.05pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

9.10pm

To

9.40pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

9.45pm

To

9.52pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

10.20pm

To

10.27pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
When

All night

Adrift

Walk through this mesmerising glowing forest light installation created by Skunk Control for Firelight Festival 2022

Buluk Park
When

All night

Pop-up Performers

Featuring: Blunderbuss Jones, Bric a Brac, Lauren Sheree, Los Parceros, MzRizk, Not My Circus, Ultrafox & Uptown Brown

Site Wide
When

All night

Roving Performers: Stilt Walker Characters

Keep your eyes out for Eesha the Elephant, Gemma Giraffe and Escarglow - a luminous snail

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Sugarfoot Ramblers

Playing high energy bebop, The Sugarfoot Ramblers have become a fixture on the jazz circuit

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6pm

To

6.45pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.30pm

To

6.37pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

6.35pm

To

6.50pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.50pm

To

7.30pm

Music: Bloco 3K

Brazilian drumming troupe, Bloco 3K, is Melbourne’s freshest samba bateria

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.50pm

To

7.35pm

Music: Sugarfoot Ramblers

Playing high energy bebop, The Sugarfoot Ramblers have become a fixture on the jazz circuit

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7pm

To

7.20pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

7pm

To

7.20pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

7.30pm

To

8.15pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas.

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.35pm

To

7.42pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

7.40pm

To

7.55pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.40pm

To

8pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

7.55pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Gusto Gusto

Enjoy a blend of German Oompah, Balkan Brass with an added dose of Australian self-deprecation

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.55pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina play an intoxicating brew of Balkan Romani beats infused with Unza and Swing

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

8pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

8.10pm

To

8.30pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

8.40pm

To

8.47pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

8.45pm

To

9pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

8.45pm

To

9.05pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

9pm

To

9.40pm

Music: Bloco 3K

Brazilian drumming troupe, Bloco 3K, is Melbourne’s freshest samba bateria

Harbour Esplanade
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Gusto Gusto

Enjoy a blend of German Oompah, Balkan Brass with an added dose of Australian self-deprecation

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina play an intoxicating brew of Balkan Romani beats infused with Unza and Swing

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

9.05pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

9.10pm

To

9.40pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

9.45pm

To

9.52pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

10.20pm

To

10.27pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
When

All night

Adrift

Walk through this mesmerising glowing forest light installation created by Skunk Control for Firelight Festival 2022

Buluk Park
When

All night

Pop-up Performers

Featuring: Blunderbuss Jones, Bric a Brac, Charlie Needs Braces, Los Parceros, MzRizk, Not My Circus & Uptown Brown

Site Wide
When

All night

Roving Performers: Stilt Walker Characters

Keep your eyes out for Eesha the Elephant, Gemma Giraffe and Escarglow - a luminous snail

Harbour Esplanade
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Sugarfoot Ramblers

Playing high energy bebop, The Sugarfoot Ramblers have become a fixture on the jazz circuit

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

5.45pm

To

6.30pm

Music: Ultrafox

Gypsy swing band, Ultrafox, presents elegant swing, tender jazz ballads, gypsy waltzes, original compositions and hot rhythms

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

6pm

To

6.45pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

6.30pm

To

6.37pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

6.35pm

To

6.50pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

6.50pm

To

7.30pm

Music: Charlie Needs Braces

Charlie Needs Braces is the solo project of proud GuriNgai woman Charlie Woods, whose original compositions are inspired by her family's Aboriginal heritage

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

6.50pm

To

7.35pm

Music: Sugarfoot Ramblers

Playing high energy bebop, The Sugarfoot Ramblers have become a fixture on the jazz circuit

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7pm

To

7.20pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

7pm

To

7.20pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

7.30pm

To

8.15pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

7.35pm

To

7.42pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

7.40pm

To

7.55pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.40pm

To

8pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

7.55pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Brunswick Women's Choir

The Brunswick Women’s Choir are a collective of women who are passionate about social justice and believe music has the power to unite

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

7.55pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina play an intoxicating brew of Balkan Romani beats infused with Unza and Swing

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

8pm

To

8.40pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

8.10pm

To

8.30pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

8.40pm

To

8.47pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

8.45pm

To

9pm

Fire Performers: Cirque Mystique

Catch Cirque Mystique performing a range of dazzling fire performances

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

8.45pm

To

9.05pm

Storytelling: Roslyn Quin

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

Victoria Harbour Promenade Small Room
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Brunswick Women’s Choir

The Brunswick Women’s Choir are a collective of women who are passionate about social justice and believe music has the power to unite

NewQuay Promenade Stage
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina play an intoxicating brew of Balkan Romani beats infused with Unza and Swing

Harbour Esplanade Stage
from

9pm

To

9.45pm

The Golden Guardian

Catch The Golden Guardian, a giant glowing lion, as it roams Harbour Esplanade emitting a spine-tingling magical soundscape. Created by A Blanck Canvas

Harbour Esplanade
from

9.05pm

To

9.45pm

Music: Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe is a master drummer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana

Victoria Harbour Promenade Stage
from

9.10pm

To

9.40pm

Storytelling: Em Chandler

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

NewQuay Promenade Small Room
from

9.45pm

To

9.52pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
from

10.20pm

To

10.27pm

Liquid, Laser, and Light Show

Produced by Oracle Liquid, a larger than life Phoenix will be the centre piece of this spectacular show

Victoria Harbour
  • Fire

    Fire

    From fire sculptures, drums, jets and cauldrons, to a flaming trumpeter roving around, every moment of Firelight Festival is a celebration of fire.

  • Liquid, light & laser show

    Liquid, light & laser show

    Be sure not to miss the 7-minute display of laser, light and water jets in Firelight Festival’s hourly Oracle Liquid show.

  • Live music

    Live music

    Dance along to Mariachi, African beats, New Orlean's style percussion and high-energy rhythms. The Firelight DJ will also be spinning hot tunes throughout the night.

  • Pop-up acts

    Pop-up acts

    Experience captivating flamenco, high energy bebop, storytelling and a host of entertaining roving chararcters to delight the entire family.