1. Expect the unexpected

Discover sculptural surprises around every corner. Uncover pop-up performances set against a sea of tulips. Marvel at the magical lighting displays that will transform Floriade. We’re bringing back some of our favourite installations from past NightFests. There will also be plenty of new and interactive installations for the playful at heart. Remember to keep an eye out for our circus experts and fiery performers.

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Nazeem Hussain
2. Funny fun

They say laughter is the best medicine. If that’s true, then going to NightFest has to be the best thing you can do for you this spring. NightFest’s legendary line-up of comedians is sure to have you literally laughing out loud. LOL with Tripod, Nazeem Hussain, Dilruk Jayasinha, Bart Freebairn, Rebecca De Unamuno and more. P.S. We gave them a big stage with lots of space to make you laugh, so come laugh with 1000 of your closest friends.

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Bob Evans - medium
3. Music will fill the night air

Who can resist spring nights exploring a wonderful wonderland to the perfect soundtrack? We certainly can’t. We also can’t resist name dropping all the musicians who will be performing at NightFest. Dance the night away with Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe fame, Bob Evans, Mondecreen, The Gypsy Scholars and more.

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Wine tasting at Mount Majura Vineyard. Photo: Belinda Pratten
4. Is there anything better than wine and chocolate?

Drop by The Tasting Plate to indulge in delicious local produce, including the perfect match of wine and chocolate. Capital Brewing Co. will also be on site to quench your thirst with a hand-crafted delicious drink…or two. Visitors can also indulge some bubbly at the Champagne Bar, presented by Show Pony Events, located at the Floral Emporium.

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NightFest Act
5. Double the fun

NightFest returns to Floriade in 2017, and as a special milestone birthday treat we’ve doubled the fun.  This year, we invite visitors to experience NightFest across two weekends, 22-24 Sept and 29 Sept – 01 Oct. Word to the wise, there will be different comedians, musicians and taste experiences each weekend.

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Word to the wise, if the night in question is not already sold out you can purchase tickets at our on-site box office. If you would like to secure a specific night we recommend you purchase tickets in advance via Ticketek.