Electric Kingdom Melbourne will set the night alight

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Electric Kingdom Melbourne will set the night alight

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For eight nights only, Electric Kingdom will transform Melbourne into a glowing safari.

Running from September 7 to 17, Electric Kingdom is Melbourne’s after-dark exploration of light and wonder.

The beloved family-friendly event welcomes visitors to the banks of the Yarra River to check out illuminated animals, travelling performers, a dynamic soundtrack and so much more, all for free.

Electric Kingdom Melbourne 2023

  • Thursday to Sunday from September 7 to 17, the immersive event features art, performance and sound at Birrarung Mar
  • The event runs nightly from 6pm to 10pm
  • Tickets are free, but you have to register for a 30-minute time slot

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The award-winning event has won the hearts of visitors across the city through its use of large-scale animated sculptures, neon lighting and innovative crowd engagement.

Showcasing critters from the land and the sea, they’ll be telling the stories of endangered wildlife and the Australian First Nations peoples. It’s a chance for visitors big and small to learn about the magic of the natural world through a mesmerising creative display.


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Following a previously sold-out run, the eight-night experience is expected to see a lot of interest. While tickets are free, visitors still need to register for a 30-minute time slot, many of which are already full. Entry start times run from 6pm to 9pm from Thursday to Sunday mid-September – we suggest getting in soon to avoid missing out.

The event has been created by the Melbourne-based creative company A Blanck Canvas which guests may recognise from their work at Moomba Festival, Melbourne’s White Night Festival and Dubai’s 2020 World Expo.

It is also supported by the City of Melbourne, the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund and the Victorian Government. 

To register for free tickets to Electric Kingdom Melbourne, running from September 7 to 17, head here.