White Night to light up Geelong

Arts and Culture Pillar

More than 60,000 people are expected in Geelong’s CBD to celebrate White Night, a festival that will take over city streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions as the city comes alive with spectacular projections, lighting displays and entertainment.

With David Atkins at the helm as Artistic Director, White Night Geelong will bring the city’s streetscape and rich history to life with the program playing tribute to the region’s maritime and indigenous heritage.

Among many new installations, the night will also include some important crowd favourites including The Armistice – Victoria Remembers, a projection that pays tribute to the fallen service men and women of World War I and builds on the year of the Centenary Celebration of the Armistice.

Geelong will be the third and final regional centre to host White Night this year, following Bendigo earlier this month and Ballarat in March.

The event generated more than $5 million to Ballarat’s local economy – similar results are expected for Geelong.

White Night Geelong will take place on Saturday 13 October from 7:00pm and run until 2:00am. For more information on the program and to start planning your night visit whitenight.com.au/geelong.