Firelight Festival returns to Docklands in 2024

City-of-Melbourne-Firelight-Festival-2024A never-before-seen labyrinth of light and sound will ignite the Docklands precinct this winter – shining a spotlight on local businesses at an extended Firelight Festival experience.

“Firelight Festival will once again set Docklands ablaze with activity in June, with a world-first underground light experience, dozens of fire performers and a smoking-hot line-up of delicious eats,” said Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

“Unique and spectacular celebrations like Firelight are why Melbourne firmly holds the torch as the events capital of Australia.”

As part of the much-loved Firelight Festival, the ticketed Firelight Labyrinth experience will make its world debut in Melbourne, designed by international creative lighting specialists, Mandylights.

Transforming the underground space at Marvel Stadium, visitors will weave their way through a mythical maze of light and sound – through cutting-edge technology, dynamic audio and over 144,000 lights.

“Marvel Stadium is excited to be bringing Firelight Labyrinth to the stadium precinct. It’s just another family friendly event we are delivering with the aim to showcase activity at the stadium 365 days per year, alongside our newly renovated state-of-the-art Stadium Square,” said Marvel Stadium General Manager Scott Fitzgerald.

The City of Melbourne’s free Firelight Festival will once again illuminate New Quay Promenade, Victoria Promenade and Harbour Esplanade in Docklands, offering a diverse range of tasty eats and entertainment, including:

  • Dazzling fire performers, African drumming, live music and storytelling
  • Fire pits and drums, flame jets, fire sculptures and arches
  • Food and drink offerings including dumplings, smoked meats, paella, hot chocolate and churros.

Firelight Festival will spark into action as the school holidays begin, from Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June, while the all-new Firelight Labyrinth experience will run from Friday 28 June to Sunday 14 July.

General admission tickets for Firelight Labyrinth will be priced at $37.50, and child tickets at $22. Concession and family discounts are available, and people will be given the opportunity to win free tickets as part of a unique, all-inclusive Docklands experience.

For more information about the free Firelight Festival and the ticketed Firelight Labyrinth, visit: for details.

Image: Firelight Festival – courtesy of City of Melbourne