Winter nights will be bright in the City of Light, with the City of Perth proudly supporting the internationally renowned Lightscape at Kings Park.
Perth’s iconic Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be transformed into a wonderland of light, colour and sound when the global phenomenon Lightscape starts on 16 June.
Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said he couldn’t think of a better headline attraction for the City’s winter events calendar than the word-class light spectacle.
“Lightscape is a feast of light, sound and colour, with ticketholders experiencing a magical 1.8km trail through the iconic Kings Park and Botanic Garden after dark,” Mr Zempilas said.
“The six-week festival will celebrate Western Australia’s native flora and fauna through illumination and activation. With input from local artists, the people of Perth will experience one-of-a-kind installations with WA twist.”
The Lord Mayor visited Kings Park today to view some of the first illuminations being installed, the Neon Trees, which are being powered by the City of Perth.
“How fitting that one of the first installations is Neon Trees. The City has been highlighting the importance of preserving and growing our tree canopy throughout May with our Tree Month initiative. So far this month we’ve planted more than 160 trees and we’ve committed to planting 1,000 this year. That’s more than double the number we’ve planted in other years,’ he said.
After wowing millions in Melbourne, the UK and the US, Lightscape will make its debut in Western Australia on 16 June, lighting up Kings Park from Wednesdays to Sundays until July 30.
Following a special council meeting earlier this month, City of Perth Council approved $200,000 to support the event, including additional transport options to make it easier for people to travel from the City to Kings Park at night.
“We’re encouraging everyone to take advantage of free parking in the City after 6pm. Why not make a night of it and grab a bite to eat before or after you visit Lightscape? Or people can park in West Perth before enjoying the breath-taking display that further cements our reputation as the City of Light.”
Lightscape is also presented and funded by Sony Music and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority – Kings Park.
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