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To be recognised internationally as a contemporary world site and Melbourne’s inspirational public space.

To manage and develop Fed Square to actively support and reflect Melbourne’s pre-eminent civic and cultural strengths.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

For media enquiries please contact:

Shelley Blake
Senior PR and Communications Advisor
(03) 9655 1945
shelley.blake@fedsquare.com

MEDIA RELEASES 2018

Regional Victoria in the Heart of the City

City dwellers can get a taste of regional Victoria during April when Federation Square transforms into Shepp Square, a two week festival of food, family activities and free events highlighting the best of the best of Greater Shepparton.

Taking place from 9-21 April, each day will be themed to showcase the regions dynamic food scene, agricultural offerings, indigenous culture, arts institutions, and family friendly events.

Greater Shepparton is Australia’s Foodbowl and produces 25 per cent of Victoria’s fresh produce.  Exploring just how much fun food can be, visitors to Shepp Square can milk a ‘not so real’ cow, dig for veggies, or get involved in a baked beans eating competition! […]

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Comes to Melbourne

Fed Square is the new home to Australia’s first Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., a world-class immersive exhibition that recreates the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Opening on Thursday 15 March and in Melbourne for a limited time, Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N (Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) comes to The Paddock at Fed Square following a hugely successful run in New York, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei and Las Vegas.

During the experience, visitors can delve into the science and technology behind their favourite Marvel heroes and in a world first, the Melbourne Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will include never before seen exhibits on Black Panther, Thanos and The Wasp […]

Fed Square Launches New Virtual Reality Experience

Three-dimensional robots, droids and drones will patrol Fed Square with the launch of a new mixed reality experience.

Renowned for cultural attractions, world-class events and tourism experiences, tagSpace: Robots @ Fed Square is an augmented reality experience that will immerse Fed Square visitors in another world. […]

2017

Fed Square Management Welcomes Apple

Federation Square CEO Jonathan Tribe joined John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and Philip Dalidakis, Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy today to welcome the announcement that Apple will build a Global Flagship Store at Federation Square, breathing new life into the iconic precinct, underscoring the Square’s positioning as an international centre of creativity and innovation, and providing significant benefit for Victorians. […]

Announcing Fed Square’s New Digital Experience Initiative

The announcement of Fed Square’s $5.4million New Digital Experience Initiative, will take place on Tuesday 29 August at 10am on the stage at Fed Square.

Due to launch in late April 2018, a sculptural wall of interactive LED panels on the Transport Hotel building […]

Arboria: A magical Luminaria of Light and Colour is Coming to Fed Square

ARBORIA, a giant, blow-up labyrinth of winding tunnels and soaring domes, is coming to Fed Square in January as part of their exciting Summer program.

Inspired by the shapes, form and colours of the forest, ARBORIA is an interactive art experience that appeals to the aural and visual senses. […]

 

Dan Sultan to Headline the ‘Winter Solstice: Festival of Welcome’ at Fed Square

Alternative rock singer, songwriter and musician, the charismatic Dan Sultan, will headline the Winter SolsticeFestival of Welcome, presented by Fed Square in partnership with the Refugee Council of Australia.

The multi-award winning Melbourne artist will release his hugely anticipated fourth album Killer […]

Fed Square: A Centre of Significance this Reconciliation Week

In recognition of Sorry Day (Friday 26 May, 2017) and Reconciliation Week (Saturday 27 May – Saturday 3 June 2017), a consortia of prominent Melbourne civic, sporting and cultural organisations has come together to present WE | HERE | NOW, a week-long program of free-to-the-public activities and events in Federation Square at the heart of Melbourne’s community. […]

The Indigenous Campfire Brings Light to Fed Square with a Program of Free Events

Lighting The Square and warming our hearts, the indigenous campfire, named Leempeeyt Weeyn’ in the Gunditjmara language of Western Victoria, returns to Fed Square this Saturday 5 August for over two weeks of gathering, storytelling, learning, celebration and cultural exchange. […]  

Summer In Fed Square 2017

Fed Square – the beating heart of Melbourne – will come alive with a full and exciting program of free events over the Summer months, kicking off on Thursday 17 November with the return of Fed Square Live.

This free open air concert series provides a platform for a blistering performance line up of indie, electronica and soul performances by some of Australia’s most interesting and exciting independent and emerging acts. […]  

2016

Melbourne’s Fed Square Recognized for Environmental Commitment and Innovation

Fed Square – the significant public centre of Melbourne – has long had a commitment to environmental sustainability.  Hosting more than 2000 events per year and attracting around 10 million visitors annually, Fed Square has faced a range of unique environmental challenges. […]  

Human Mobile by Felipe Reynolds Opens at Federation Square

Melbourne-based artist Felipe Reynolds is set to unveil his latest interactive inflatable creation at Federation Square on Friday 9 September, sparking the imagination of people of all ages.

Human Mobile, commissioned by Fed Square and created by Felipe, combines classic with modern and captures our constant human need for engagement, affirmation, play and novelty […]  

The River Rink Returns this Winter in Fed Square

Fed Square is set to become a winter wonderland with the return of River Rink, part of the Winter in Fed Square season that runs from 1 June – 17 July in the heart of Melbourne.

Following on from its great success in 2015, River Rink is destined to become a popular destination as the Yarra River’s terrace is transformed to a sensational site of skating fun. […]  

Get Down and Funky this New Year’s Eve at Fed Square

Fed Square, the beating heart of Melbourne, is about to pump up the jam with a free program of entertainment this New Year’s Eve that will get everybody’s toes tapping.

There’s sure to be a mass of movement as this musical powerhouse raises the roof to bring in the new year.  Think glam and glitter; disco and decadence and dress to impress at the party of the year. […] 

Get Ready to Slide the Square – The Perfect Christmas Gift

Following on from its phenomenal success earlier this year, Slide The Squarea giant inflatable water slide, is returning to Fed Square for another summer stint.  Tickets are on sale from 9.30am this Wednesday 14 December so get online and purchase the perfect Christmas gift for all ages!

Slip and slide down three lanes and 75 metres of fun as you Slide The Square[…] 

2015

The River Rink Returns This Winter In Fed Square

Fed Square is set to become a winter wonderland with the return of River Rink, part of the Winter in Fed Square season that runs from 1 June – 17 July in the heart of Melbourne.

Following on from its great success in 2015, River Rink is destined to become a popular destination as the Yarra River’s terrace is transformed to a sensational site of skating fun.  […] 

The Light In Winter

As winter descends upon Melbourne, The Light in Winter will warm the heart of the city with a free, three week program of art, music and performance at Federation Square.

Under the artistic direction of arts luminary Robyn Archer AO, Melbourne’s winter tradition opens with the world premiere unveiling of renowned UK artist, Chris Levine’s impressive laser installation, Molecule of Light[…] 

Ahoy, an Adventure on the High Seas Awaits these School Holidays

Polyglot Theatre launch their brand new work, Boats a playful and interactive activity that encourages children to sail the cobbled seas of Fed Square.

Large and colourful vessels sit idle at a central mooring place within The Square until children brimming with imagination and energy board and set off on an adventure across urban seascapes.  […] 

 

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