LIGHT and colour will fill Central Park with the City of Joondalup to host a new four-day event next year.
Councillors at Monday’s meeting voted to accept a tender from Mellen Events to deliver the lighting projection event in November 2016, 2017 and 2018 in partnership with Illuminart.
While it is yet to be finalised, the program is expected to feature lighting projection, interactive art installations, live music, family activities, pop-up bars and food areas throughout the event site.
Much of the programming will take place at Central Park, while the City’s administration building, Lotteries House and Joondalup Library will also feature.
Organisers will work with community groups to discover Joondalup stories and establish how they can be shared through lighting, projection, music and the arts.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said thousands of people were expected to visit the City centre during the event.
“Hosting an event of this magnitude is a key part of the City’s strategy to position Joondalup as a city that attracts visitors with a diverse mix of iconic events with local, national and international appeal,” he said.
“This event will become intrinsically linked to our City and will generate significant economic, social and media impact.
“Our City is relatively young but has a solid track record when it comes to hosting events of national and international prominence.”
The City has hosted Big Day Out, Future Music Festival, Soundwave Festival and an AFL pre-season derby between West Coast and Fremantle at Arena Joondalup, the 2013 International BiodiverCities Conference at Joondalup Resort and, for 17 years, the Joondalup Festival in the city centre.
The City will contribute a total of $1.15 million to the events, with $550,000 in the first year and $300,000 in years two and three.
At the meeting, councillors noted key performance measures, goals and objectives would be reviewed after the first event before progressing with the second.