One of Sydney Festival 2017's most Instagrammed events was The Beach, an enormous ball pit inside a human-made cave, as created by Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture. Tonnes of you spent at least some part of January diving, cannonballing and floating about in a sea of plastic bliss. Understandably.
If you've been fretting about how this summer could possibly measure up, here's your answer. Another ball pit, this time called The Ballpit!, is on its way. And, like The Beach, it'll be a behemoth, made up of one million balls.
However, rather than filling up just a single space, they'll be arranged across several, creating a kind of playground — but for adults. On top of that, the balls are of the glow-in-the-dark variety, illuminated by LED lights that will pulsate to a soundtrack provided by some of Sydney's best DJs. There'll also be an onsite cocktail bar, to let you rest and refuel in between dips and dives.
Just when and where The Ballpit! will pop up is yet to be revealed, but expect it in early 2018. Entry will be via ticket, available online. Sessions are likely to sell out pretty quickly, so get in early by registering on The Ballpit!'s website.
Image: The Beach, Sydney Festival 2017 by Shannon Connellan.