Melbourne will be up all night on Saturday 20 February for White Night with experiences, displays and entertainment running all night long across the city.
White Night will begin at 7pm on Saturday night and will run for 12 hour. Tthe city is usually busiest between 9pm and 11.30pm but the atmosphere is electric all throughout the night. The key to a successful White Night is planning to make sure you know what is happening when so you don’t miss out but also leaving time to discover things but accident. See the full program here and to help inspire you, here is our plan for the night:
It’s going to be a big night so make sure to fuel up before you get started, have dinner at Alluvial Restaurant or ask our concierge for a personalised recommendation to get your White Night started with a bang.
The opening ceremony of White Night, Balit Ngulu honours the traditional owners of the land through dance where we are invited to join in as well.
9PM – Landscaping Architecture
The State Library façade becomes the backdrop to an expansive video installation, the lights will run all night but DJ JNETT is spinning the decks between 9pm and 11pm this is one of our first stops for the night.
Melbourne is all about hidden laneways and creative expression and Rutledge Lane is blending street art and contemporary dance as on overlay to Australian tunes. Dance performances run throughout the night, but we are getting in early as this is a must see.
1AM – Trip the Light Fantastic
Bring a friend and get your dance on at the open air dance floor at Birrarung Marr for an all-night dance marathon. 11 different bands will bring different musical influences to the floor throughout the night. At 1am enjoy the jazz inspired dance vibes from The Hoodangers and feel yourself transported from Melbourne to New Orleans.
Burlesque meets art in a colourful kaleidoscope with graphic projections featuring animation and texture at RMIT within the Northern Lights precinct of White Night.
5AM – The Blues Speakeasy Stage
Blues music runs all night here where the speakeasy styles of 30s and 40s Mississippi will have you on your feet. You may be starting to feel the effects of the long night at 5am but Rattlin’ Bones Blackwood will have you forgetting your sore feet with his energetic one man show.
After an all-night extravaganza of art, music and stops for cocktails it’s time to get some sleep. Recover from the excitement of White Night at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto and spend your Sunday in luxury, see our accommodation packages here.