NightFest is set to be an illuminated playground with organisers going big this year – big names, big light installations and big performances set to be unleashed when the sun goes down.

Returning to Commonwealth Park from Thursday 3 October until Sunday 6 October, Floriade’s dark side will let visitors frolic in this year theme, World in Bloom, with giant interactive lighting installations, pop-up performances, markets and cuisines from around the world and more.

Open each night from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, Thursday to Saturday will feature live music on Stage 88, including The Veronicas, Busby Marou and Electric Fields, while Sunday night will see the return of everyone’s favourite Comedy NightFest with back-to-back laughs featuring Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes, Becky Lucas, Anthony Tomic, Sam Taunton, Guy Montgomery and The Stevenson Experience.

Visitors are also in for a treat from internationally-renowned lighting specialists, Mandylights who are set to light up the Rhododendron Garden, with Framed, an awe inspiring series and Australian-first art installation that’s 60 metre long!

To keep you going through the night, NightFest night markets will also shine a light on local food producers, beer brewers, spirit and wine makers!

Tickets are on sale now, for more information visit