A vibrant new audiovisual festival will light up the Murray River next month
28.04.2021

A vibrant new audiovisual festival will light up the Murray River next month

Words by Talia Rinaldo

Moama Lights will illuminate a 600-metre trail with an immersive light and sound installation.

Nestled on the banks of the Murray River, Echuca Moama has long been the ideal weekend getaway for families, couples and friends thanks to its scenic landscapes, paddle steamers, lively spirit, and the perk of being not too far from Melbourne to warrant a little getaway.

A prime winter destination, you’ve now got one more reason to pack the car and hit the Hume next month with a brilliant new festival set to take over the town.

What you need to know

  • Moama Lights is a three-week celebration of art, light, and all things Moama
  • Every night from Saturday May 8 until Saturday May 22, captivating light installations will transform Horseshoe Lagoon and tell the story of Echuca Moama through light and sound
  • Moama Lights is a free event

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Coined Moama Lights, this three-week celebration of art, light, and all things Moama will see the Murray River come to life in a dazzling, glowing wonderland in the form of an immersive sound and light trail.

Starting at the underside of the Echuca Moama bridge, every night from May 8-22 the 600-metre trail will highlight the natural beauty through Horseshoe Lagoon before finishing at the Murray River.

The event will explore three different chapters of Echuca Moama’s story – its Indigenous heritage, subsequent European colonisation and finally, modern-day Echuca Moama – with light installations and projections including theatrical fog, strobe,s and cutting-edge moving light technology.

Set against the backdrop of a beautiful bush setting, prepared to be truly mesmerized by a field of illuminated native flowers, an ever-changing display of spectacular colours, twinkling stars, floating leaves and local art across the Murray River.

The event is free to attend but you will need to register your attendance via the website.