A brand-new winter festival will descend on Melbourne in August 2019 as the city’s unmatched music and cultural offerings are celebrated at a signature event unlike anything Victoria has ever seen.

Bringing Melbourne’s iconic after-dark experiences to life, this initiative will incorporate the hugely successful White Night Melbourne which will be relocated from its existing February timeslot.

The event will also feature a broader multi-day program that cements Melbourne’s reputation as a vibrant, creative, 24-hour global city. Music will be a pillar of the event with support from an innovative program of experiences that features design, film, food, performance and street art from Australia and overseas.

The reimagined winter event will build on the expanded White Night of 2018, which included live performance, music, food and culture experiences to make it the most successful one-night cultural event on Melbourne’s enviable event calendar.

White Night Artistic Director David Atkins OAM said; “This event will give Melbourne a bigger stage to entice audiences and demonstrate Victoria’s rich cultural offering – Melbourne has always been the cultural capital and this initiative will ensure it maintains that mantle."  

Timing and program details to be announced.