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Docklands Firelight Festival

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Docklands Firelight Festival – Over five fiery nights

21- 25 July 2021 > BOOK NOW

Please note: The first wave of tickets for this event has already sold out. However we’ve had word there will be some more tickets released soon, and if you join the waiting list you’ll be first in line.

This winter, Firelight Festival will light up Docklands over five fiery nights. Explore fire installations, music and live performances, and feast on wintery food and drinks across two sites at New Quay Promenade and Victoria Harbour Promenade.

Firelight Festival is a free event but bookings are essential > Click here to find what’s on and book

The Docklands Firelight Festival has quickly become a cherished celebration of the Winter Solstice in Melbourne. The festivities take place annually within the unique surroundings of the Docklands precinct. Aiming to drive visitation to the Docklands to celebrate the Solstice, the longest night of the year, the event revels in themes of family and community, food and feasting, singing and music and renewal and rebirth, themes which are championed and celebrated across the five-day event.

Given the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Docklands Firelight Festival 2021 will be delivered in a revised format. A range of changes have been made to ensure the festival can proceed in a COVID safe manner, led by the advice from the Victorian Government and the Chief Health Officer.

This will have a significant impact on a range of elements, including the number of people permitted to attend the festival/the audience capacity. The event will be divided into two event sites, Victoria Harbour Promenade and New Quay Promenade, and will be completely fenced in to ensure capacities can be managed.

At this stage New Quay Promenade will have a capacity of 3500 and Victoria Harbour Promenade capacity will be 4500.at any one time. City of Melbourne is continuing to work with State Government to see how the attendance numbers can be increased.

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