Docklands Firelight Festival

Burning sculptures on the water, fiery foods and fireworks will be highlights of winter celebrations at Docklands.

Creative Director Gill Minervini said the new Firelight event will make people feel warm inside and out.

‘Our vision is to create three nights of fire, food and music – something that will warm, excite and inspire our audiences to embrace winter and see Docklands in a new light,’ Gill said.

‘The event features lots of fire including the spectacular burning of large wooden sculptural effigies on the water by Melbourne artist, Christian Patton.

‘There’ll also be great barbecue, bars, pop-up music and roving entertainment.’

Gill is no stranger to working with fire and water, having produced popular events at the Adelaide Festival, Tasmania’s Dark Mofo and beyond in recent years.

‘I’m happy when I’m part of something that brings people together to share new experiences,’ Gill said.

‘It’s important to bring people together and to celebrate the seasons in a communal way – this has been happening for thousands of years.

‘I encourage everyone to wrap up and come out for something new at Docklands.’

‘It’s important to bring people together and to celebrate the seasons in a communal way.’

Firelight will take place on NewQuay Promenade from 30 June to 2 July from 5pm.

For more information, visit What’s On.