Travelling Postcard

Thanks to Singapore Airlines, you can virtually escape to one of many destinations around the world by creating your own travelling postcard. Using a dash of imagination, you’ll have your friends and family wondering just where you’ve been!

Best of all, by sharing their travelling postcard creations online visitors to Enlighten Festival 2018 had the chance to win two return economy tickets to one of seven destinations around the globe. Singapore Airlines is excited to announce that Jon Kroiter is the lucky winner of this enlightening holiday.

Details

2 – 4 & 9 – 11 March
6pm – 10pm each evening

Cost

Free

The Cherry Pickers

The CherryPickers is a 4 piece cover band that specialises in smiles on the faces of their audience! Canberra’s clubs, pubs, corporate and private functions have been enjoying listening and dancing to the band since 2010.

The repertoire is classic and modern hits played the CherryPickers way – with class musicianship, soaring lead vocals and tight harmonies.

Just wait to you hear then, you’ll be hooked!

Details

3 March
7:15pm

Cost

Free

Ashley Feraude

Ashley Feraude is an award-winning music producer, creative consultant and an aesthetics enthusiast.

In a long DJ career, he has played at major international festivals and holds down numerous residencies in Canberra’s lounge’s and bars. He also produces music under the alias Magnifik which is filled with electronic soul and his album ‘The Gentleman of Disco’ won the Best Producer category at the ACT Music Awards.

If that wasn’t enough, Ashley is the music Director for Fashfest and the editor of an interior design series for HerCanberra.

Details

6:45pm – 7:45pm
Switch on VIP Function

Canberra RnB collective

The name says it all, this is a group of Canberra based music pros that get together to celebrate the best of old skool RnB funk! Headed by Dan Bray it’s a six piece collective featuring drums, bass, sax, keys, voice, guitar. If you love your classic jams, serious funk and of course that sweet soul … this band will get you freaking on the dancefloor like James Brown

Details

2 March
8pm

Cost

Free

Switch On

 

Unveiled by one lucky member of the public chosen through an ActewAGL competition , Switch On will be the first chance to see the capital’s major attractions including the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Australian Democracy, Questacon and Australian Parliament House transform in myriad colours, shapes and images projected on the buildings’ facades as the night sky fills with explosive magic.

 

Details

2 March
7:45pm

Cost

Free

balloon glow

Hot air balloons will glow to life against the backdrop of Enlighten Festival’s illuminations. See fiery magic light up the night sky as music fills the air. Pilots will mesmerise the crowd with flame fueled action choreographed to the ultimate soundtrack.

Be sure to join us at the Canberra Balloon Spectacular March 10 -18 to see more picture perfect hot air balloons.

Please note that this balloon glow is weather dependent.

Details

9 March
8:00pm – 8:45pm

Cost

Free

Simon Anau Band

Simon Anau is a Canberra based soul, funk and RNB musician who performs acoustic covers and originals and features as the lead singer of band ‘Small Town Funk’. After migrating from New Zealand to Australia at a young age, he has been able to combine his love of old school Motown music with today’s popular hits and RNB music to create funky and soulful tunes. Simon is currently working on his first EP and currently performs every weekend at cafes and restaurants around Canberra. Simon’s outgoing and upbeat personality allows him the ability to interact and engage with intimate and large crowds through humour, dance, choreography and entertainment.

Details

3 March
9:45pm – 10:45pm

Cost

Free

The Colours Are

A sterling 4 piece band of alternative rockadellic talent straight outta Canberra town! The Colours Are bring to life a hypnotic balance of masculine and feminine energy by combining a dynamic mixture of dreamy, fully charged instrumental flare produced by the musically dexterous wizards Stuart Black on guitar, Mark Raets On bass, Adrian Urosevic on drums and the range busting ethereal songstress Chantelle Milin AKA NeonHoney. Their music leaves a lasting impression by inviting the listener on an emotional journey full of dreamy psychedelic licks, powerful angelic vocals and mega rockin’ drops to thrill and inspire.

Details

2 March
7:15pm

Cost

Free

Ned Philpot

Ned began playing the guitar at the age of six, singing soon after and wrote his first song at 8 years of age.  After reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, 10,000 hours at the age of 15, Ned tirelessly pushed himself to refine his sound.

Growing up on blues and old rock records handed down from family members, Ned has combined many influences to fuse together his own style.

Details

2 March
8:30pm

Cost

Free

Vision

This octagonal installation is proudly presented by PAK Lighting and represents the image of kaleidoscope and the concept of Ba Gua (the Eight Diagrams), which is the arrangement of eight symbols that the ancient Chinese used to understand the rules of the universe and nature. On the top and back façades, triangular reflectors are arranged geometrically to create crystal-like illumination effects by reflecting the light from LED strips. The front is an opaque PVC surface, on which animations are projected. When audiences walk towards the installation, they see transitions of fragmented and twisted narrative images from their daily life and hear mysterious sound effects synchronised to the light effects and animation.

Details

2-11 March
8:00pm – 11:00pm
East Lawns

Cost

Free