Illuminate Adelaide: A Winter Wonderland of Art and Music

Winter is here and Adelaide is ready to light up the night with the return of Illuminate Adelaide. This premier event is set to dazzle and delight visitors with a city-wide program of free and ticketed installations, live music, dance, immersive experiences and much more. From 28 June to 30 July, the city will be transformed into a wonderland of light, sound, and art, featuring local, national, and international artists.

One of this year’s event highlights is Resonate, a stunning audiovisual installation set in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. This immersive experience will take visitors on a journey through the garden’s stunning landscape as it is brought to life with a symphony of light and sound, encouraging you to connect with the natural wonders around you.

Another must-see installation is Mirror Mirror, located in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. This captivating interactive experience encourages you to step out of your everyday life and into a choose-your-own adventure where your imagination leads the way.

For those seeking a more mystical experience, Architects of Air: Arborialis, in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka, is a perfect choice. This stunning inflatable structure, designed by the renowned Architects of Air, is like a giant, glowing tree, with winding tunnels and chambers that visitors can explore. This unique installation is sure to transport visitors to another world.

Looking for something free to do? Join the City Lights trail across the Adelaide CBD and explore over 40 interactive and immersive installations around Adelaide’s hidden gems and iconic buildings. Warm up before or after at Base Camp in Rundle Park/Kadlitpina, where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat in the heart of Adelaide’s East End.

But the art is not the only draw of Illuminate Adelaide. The music program, spread across various locations throughout the city, is just as impressive. From electronic beats to soulful melodies, the line up is diverse and exciting. Highlights include iconic Australian rock legends Yothu Yindi, renowned UK DJ Tourist, and the Mercury Prize-winning Oneohtrix Point Never. Classical music fans can enjoy KLASSIK underground, while those with a more experimental side will enjoy Unsound Adelaide and Unsound Club.

Crowne Plaza is thrilled to be partnering with Illuminate Adelaide, a premier event that promises to be an unforgettable celebration of art, light, music, and technology. As a brand that is committed to creating memorable experiences, we are excited to be a part of this cultural celebration in our home city. With an exciting line up of installations, live music, dance, and immersive experiences, there is something for everyone. It’s the perfect way to shake off the winter blues and embrace the season’s beauty.

Don’t miss out on this magical event, happening from 28 June to 30 July.

Photo credit to Illuminate Adelaide, 2023. Photo Credit Moment Factory.