The countdown for Enlighten 2017 is on, with just over a week to go until Canberra is transformed into a luminary hub of culture and creativity.

With a dynamic program featuring live music, roving performances, exclusive dining experiences and blockbuster exhibitions, Enlighten 2017 is set to delight visitors of all ages, with tickets now available for the hottest events in town.

Illuminating Canberra for its seventh year, Enlighten will transform the Parliamentary Triangle into a hive of activity, featuring the return of the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets, a range of free and ticketed entertainment, performances from a plethora of home-grown talent, as well as stunning architectural projections that will light up six of Australia’s most iconic buildings.

“This year’s Enlighten reflects a further step in the events journey and ultimately achieving a vision that we outlined for Enlighten nearly ten years ago now,” Chief Minister Andrew Barr says.

Artistic, topical and thought provoking large-scale projections will dress Australian Parliament House, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Gallery of Australia, and Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre.

Event activations will also be hosted at the National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra Glassworks, National Archives of Australia, Australia Botanic Gardens, and Royal Australian Mint.

Taking to the stage as part of Enlighten’s live music offering will be Los Angeles-based, Australian singer-songwriter Cleopold, Sydney darlings Tigertown, downtempo producer Toyo, and hip-hop duo, The Ansah Brothers.

Enlighten 2017 will also feature an Australian first – Pedaleando Hacia El Cielo – a large-scale aerial act featuring performers, singers, video imagery and pyrotechnics. Pedaleando Hacia El Cielo is free for event attendees to experience and will feature twice across the Enlighten program.


3 -12 March

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