Experiences

The Levee is set to come alive with an after dark extravaganza

As the sun goes down, follow the sea of red to the rumbling sound and pulsating light as The Levee transforms into the beating heart of Maitland.

After Dark a Midwinter’s Night will deliver a packed program from the extraordinary to the weirdly alluring.

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On Saturday 25th June enter an altered world where darkened shopfronts are transformed into vibrant and curious performance spaces. See feats that defy gravity, alter reality and bend the mind.

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Prepare to be amazed by an array of cabaret style stages, art installations, roving street acts, fire, professional dancers, drag queens, music and more. Performances will be scheduled throughout the evening together with a showcase of spectacular laser shows by Laservision, creators of unique and unforgettable sensory experiences.

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Harnessing the power of light, the team at Laservision will collaborate with Japanese drumming group Taikoz to deliver dynamic and unique performances every hour. Guaranteed to stop everyone in their tracks, the laser and drumming performances will have your hearts beating loudly and your senses overloaded.

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Art installations and performances to keep an eye out for include installation ‘Web of Light’ by award winning light artists Baxter McDermott, ‘Elastic Horizon’ an interactive multimedia installation by Shuffle Innovation Lab and the ‘Melody & Magic Magnificent Shadow Puppetry Experience’ by local artist Joshua Anderson and his creative team.

Warm the heart and stir the soul, by tucking into some hearty food from one of the food trucks and gourmet stalls. Grab a spot by the fire and settle in, as stunning light displays illuminate the night sky.  

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Brought to you by Maitland City Council, After Dark is an all ages and fully licensed event, with everything from mulled wine and craft beer to the finest Hunter Valley wine on offer.

It’s going to be a red hot midwinter’s night you won’t quickly forget. For more information visit maitlandevents/after-dark.