The streets of Stonnington will lighten up after dark, when Glow Winter Arts Festival returns for its second year, showcasing a diverse and contemporary line-up of comedy, cinema, installations, roving performances and live music.
Running from 13 to 23 August, the Festival embraces the creative communities of Melbourne’s Southside, providing an artistic playground to explore after dark.
This year, the festival will comprise five feature events.
An open-air ice skating rink will be set up in the centre of Prahran, surrounded by projections, installations, performances and food stalls. This magical mash of must-sees is the Glow Festival Hub, constructed from an assortment of shipping containers and raw materials, and provides free live entertainment throughout the festival.
A short stroll away in Market Lane, Flicks + Feasts is back by popular demand, offering four nights of classic films paired with matching cuisines alongside Prahran Market. This year, the program includes Blue Hawaii (1961), Spirited Away (2001), Bride & Prejudice (2004) and The Italian Job (1969), teamed with American, Japanese, Indian and Italian dishes from local food trucks.
Chapel Off Chapel will host the return of Comedy Club, with a stellar line-up of Australian comedians including Fox FM’s Dave Thornton, Nova FM’s Tommy Little, Cal Wilson and Michael Chamberlin.
The team behind the Gertrude Street Projection Festival will be heading south for the first time to light up one of Prahran’s most iconic streets – Greville Street – with a kaleidoscopic exhibition of shapes, colour and light.
Arts Burst will take over the streets of Stonnington on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August, with a vibrant and eclectic display of roving performances, installations and music.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Open-air Ice Skating Rink: $18 adult, $10 child, free for kids 6 and under with adult ticket purchase
Glow Comedy Club: $35 adult, $25 concession
All other events: FREE
For more information about the festival, and to book tickets, please visit: www.glowfestival.com.au or call (03) 8290 7000