Think outside the square. Limitless possibilities await.
25 July – 25 August
A kaleidoscope of sensory art, food and entertainment experiences showcasing the vibrancy and uniqueness of Melbourne’s favourite city square. This wondrous month-long event is the herald of a truly reshaped Fed Square, promising a new era for the young and young and heart!
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This event is SOLD OUT – Immerse yourself in our thrilling Sensory Underground for Melbourne’s most exciting pop-up bar – Sensory Underground: Asahi After Dark Bar, running throughout White Night Reimagined!
The Winter Village is a euro-style winter wonderland atop the Skyline Terrace at Fed Square that will pop-up from May 2 through to the end of September 2019. Set to be Melbourne’s landmark destination this winter, The Winter Village will be equipped with an ice skating rink, a cozy igloo village, a larger-than-life mega igloo where it snows on the hour, a Graze kitchen and a Sip bar. Melburnians can look forward to speciality winter-themed food and beverage menus, pop-up bars, after-dark activations with local Melbourne DJs, competitions and private igloo experiences galore!
A live virtual-reality experience set on the dwarf planet Ceres, where Astro-biologist Captain Kurtz has gone missing from his outpost. Taking an interactive first-person role, your mission is to retrieve Kurtz, and as you journey deep into the Ceres cave network you will learn the story of Kurtz’ disappearance!
A golden shipping container is coming to Fed Square – ordinary from the outside, extraordinary inside. Laden with wall-sized screens, cameras, speakers and microphones, step inside and enjoy a live face-to-face conversation with people from across the globe!
Bring the kids along to the best disco in Australia – the Little Rockers Red Nose Disco presented by iHeartRadio! There’ll be lots of fun-filled activities on the day, including great music, the red nose ice bucket challenge, and, best of all – wear a red nose and help stop little lives being cut short!
This event is SOLD OUT – Martha Cooper is considered one of the most important urban photographers of the past fifty years. Her iconic images of graffiti and subway art in the 1970s captured long since destroyed works of art and helped launch the modern street art and hip hop movements. Join us for an interactive interview with iconic Melbourne artist Rone!
Deep beneath Fed Square is a twisting labyrinth of corridors and hideaways, transformed for the festival into Melbourne’s most unique and extraordinary sensory art, music and performance experience. A living gallery of the best the city has to offer, exclusive to you for 1 day only!
An extraordinary garden of hundreds of hand-knitted, woollen flowers, created by Lynn Berry OAM and contributors following the tremendous success of 5000 Poppies. Hung in Fed Square, creating a vibrant woollen jungle to brighten Melbourne’s winter, the Winter Garden is a creative visual delight!
This event is SOLD OUT – An exclusive dining experience where art is to be heard, touched and tasted. Light, sound and human performance fused in an intoxicating cocktail of entertainment, all hosted in the secret undercroft deep beneath Fed Square. The hero event of the Anything But Square Festival (July 25 – August 25) is a dining experience like never seen before in Melbourne.