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Docklands Drone Show

a sunset over a city

Docklands will host Australia’s largest-ever drone show

See the night sky sparkle this summer as 350 drones light up Docklands to tell stories in the stars. Two eight-minute shows run over Victoria Harbour nightly in an enchanting visual spectacular combined with poetry soundscapes.

From 15 to 24 January, hear ‘Melbourne, Feel the Sound’, a poem about emerging into our lives again and rediscovering Melbourne, by local artist Ren Alessandra, winner of the National Poetry Slam 2020.

From 25 to 30 January, see the Wurundjeri creation story of ‘How The Platypus (Dulai Wurrung) Was Made’ come to life, told and illustrated by Wurundjeri, Dja Dja wurrung and Ngurai illum wurrung artist Mandy Nicholson.

Summer Nights Drone Show is presented by City of Melbourne with support from the Victorian Government and Development Victoria.

The unique aerial display has been developed by internationally renowned drone art company, Celestial, which delivered Edinburgh’s 2020 New Year drone display, as well as a drone art creation for Amnesty International’s 60th anniversary. Check out the video below to see what you can expect on the night.

In the event that poor weather prevents the Summer Nights Drone Show from going ahead, a cancellation notice will be posted on the page link below.