Beautified and bejeweled by the expert team at Mandy Lights, Commonwealth Park shines to light with sparkling sound and light displays.

We’re not quite ready to reveal what we have in store for NightFest 2018, but rest assured it will be picture perfect. We are still on cloud nine after we doubled the fun at NightFest 2017. Did you know that NightFest 2017 featured the largest lighting activation ever, with more lighting fixtures, more artistic installations and for the first time – two fully choreographed light shows set to music?

We’ve compiled a list of 6 of our favourite light installations that featured at #NightFest2017. Which one was your favourite?

Oh, and one more thing. We’re proud to say that NightFest 2017 achieved our sustainability goals, with over 98% of fixtures using LED light sources.

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1. Immerse yourself in The Vines

Visitors wandered into The Vines and lost themselves amongst the lights and sounds. The installation mimicked the natural vines that one might find in a dense rainforest, with the thousands of lights representing countless colourful floral blooms that burst to life with music.


2. We simply loved this installation

NightFest 2017 was lit up by your love. Visitors placed their hands on a controller and watched as six neon hearts beat in time with their heartbeat. A moment of connection that will stay with us forever.

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3. Bloomin’ beautiful

The Bloom transformed before your eyes…and your ears. Guests enjoyed a colourful light show choreographed to music. This installation was the centrepriece of a throwback to the 70s, located near Kangaroo Pond. Disco balls lit up the night sky as pulsing music got your feet moving.


4. A beer with a view

Larger-than-life flowers adorned NightFest. Picture perfect against the night sky, this installation surrounded the Capital Brewing Co. bar making it the ideal place to enjoy a beer with a view.


5. Throwback to a crowd favourite

These simple but beautiful illuminated umbrellas found their way back to Floriade. They first lit up NightFest in 2010 and were brought back by popular demand. Walking beneath this installation you couldn’t help but feel the magic of simplicity mixed with a healthy dose of creativity.


6. Guests entered NightFest under a sea of lights

The Cathedral of Light returned to NightFest with a creative twist. The Floriade team believes more is more, so we created three installations to adorn each entrance at our after-dark festival. Guests stepped into NightFest in style, under a tunnel of fairy lights that twinkled as you snapped that instaworthy pic.