Crowds flock to Geelong After Dark

Posted 11 May 2017

Geelong’s CBD was abuzz at Geelong After Dark on Friday night with thousands of people excited to see edgy art, musicians, artists, quirky performances and stunning lighting projections.

More than 25,000 people flocked to central Geelong, a significant boost on previous years.

The Amazing Arts Adventure proved very popular with children as they navigated their way around key destinations to find clues and win prizes.

Having four distinct zones once again proved a great success with people working their way through the city discovering new highlights at every turn.

This year’s program included an amazing 370 artists and more than 80 activities.

One of the highlights was Connecting Song – a City of Greater Geelong initiative that teamed up three unsigned artists with three of Geelong’s musical best to write a song about a place in the Geelong region.

The City has received great feedback from retailers and the public alike.

Kaz Paton – Manager Arts and Culture said, “Geelong After Dark has become a “must-see event” on Geelong’s social and arts calendar. The streets were alive with people everywhere and there were surprises around every corner. There was so much to see and do and the energy was thrilling. From dazzling projections on City Hall to circus performances, from music performances to spoken word, and from dazzling multi-media displays to dance workshops there was something for everyone.  Connecting Song, co-funded by the City and Creative Victoria, is building on the concept of the Mountain to Mouth, a contemporary songline for Geelong.  In the four years of running this event it has grown to be an absolute showcase of local and regional talents with this year also featuring some interstate artists.”

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