When the sun goes down on Canberra, that's when Floriade's dark side comes to life with NightFest, which this year will include the likes of The Veronicas, Electric Fields and Dave Hughes.
The illuminated playground lets visitors see Floriade's theme, World in Bloom, in a whole new light when it returns to Commonwealth Park from October 3 to 6, with giant interactive lighting installations, pop-up performances, markets and cuisines from around the world.
The Thursday to Saturday events will feature live music on Stage 88, including The Veronicas, Busby Marou and Electric Fields, while Sunday night will see the return of Comedy NightFest with back-to-back laughs featuring Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes, Becky Lucas, Anthony Tomic, Sam Taunton, Guy Montgomery and The Stevenson Experience.
The night event will see the park come alive with awe-inspiring lights illuminating the flowerbeds and two interactive lighting installations, created by internationally-renowned lighting specialists, Mandylights.
Set in the Rhododendron Garden, one of the installations, Framed, features a series of 20 towering picture frames, covered in thousands of pixels of LED lights which create a tunnel.
All set to music, the display will light up Floriade in an Australian-first installation of the 60-metre long artwork.
The NightFest night markets boast local food producers, beer brewers, spirit and wine makers who will shine a light on top of Canberra creators. There will also be the usual Floriade Main Vista Village Markets.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information go to floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest.