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What's on in 2016

What’s on in 2016

Festival highlights: 

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Classic Car show

Kellaway Avenue will be car lover’s delight with a classic car show along the street with beauties from the 50s, 60s and 70s on display.

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Elvis impersonator

You’ll be transported back to the golden era when Elvis tribute artist, Andrew Portelli, brings the rock ‘n’ roll. He’ll be roving the classic cars on Kellaway Ave joined by his high energy dancers to have you toe tapping the day away.

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Hooptopia: Hula Hoop Playspace

Join the colourful Donna Sparx in her interactive hula hoop play space Hooptopia! Be mesmerised by her magical spins and tricks, or grab a hoop and join in the fun as she shows you how it’s done! The grownups are sure to be just as enchanted as the smallest child.

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The Jason Singh Project

One of Australia’s most consistent performers is singer, songwriter and lead singer of the iconic Australian Band Taxiride, Jason Singh will be kicking off the festivities at the Champagne Breakfast from 10am. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Jason delivers energetic power packed performances.

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Kinetic Theatre – Entrée

A tasty slice of black comedy, where entertainment comes with silver service. A unique roving act in which the Chef's prize dish is on the menu, but it's a little undercooked. Remove the lid, and the prize dish is still alive. The delectable head on a platter is hungry, but it is attended by a waiter reluctant to feed it. And so the head turns to enlist the help of the audience!

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Koomurri Aboriginal Incursions

The ultimate Aboriginal education and entertainment experience. Learn about Aboriginal history, culture, bush survival, weapons and art and enjoy traditional didgeridoo and dance shows. Catch them on the One World Cultural Stage.

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Little Wooden Caravan: Shared Table

Shared Table is an enchanting and poignant story telling experience for older children, families and adults. When you first encounter the ‘Jacques’ the caravan you'll see his toothy grin and big glowing window eyes. Once inside the caravan you are immersed in a cosy and magical world, like a talking book brought to life.

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One Million Stars project

Moonee Valley Libraries will be hosting a star weaving jam for the One Million Stars Project. One Million Stars to End Violence is a love and peace filled community project by artist and weaver, Maryann Talia Pau. The aim is to bring people together around the world to weave 1 million stars for a display in Queensland Australia, 2018. These beautiful stars are symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism.

The stars made at the festival will contribute to Moonee Valley’s goal of becoming a Weave 100 community by pledging to weave and collect 10,000 stars by 2018. 

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Quarter Street

Local Melbourne band, Quarter Street, take you back to the heart of classic salsa. Inspired by the raw sounds of New York in the 1970’s, the Quarter Street revisit an era where the music of the streets resonated with the voice of the people. Catch them on the CityLink Stage.

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Sol Nation

Sol Nation is the product of Melbourne's communal musical scene. Infectious rhythm, worldly lyrics and impassioned musicianship are just the beginning for any Sol Nation performance. From Dili to Cairns, Lisbon to Rio, Sol Nation draws upon a wealth of international musical culture to bring you a melting pot of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, East Timorese folk and African dance music. Catch them on the CityLink Stage.

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The Animals of the Magical Mountains

The Magical Mountains live shows feature the Australian animals from the Magical Mountain and their friend Wozza dancing and singing their colourful Australian themed music. Parents and children alike get a kick out of the high energy songs which cross diverse genres including rock and roll, blues, bluegrass and reggae. Catch them on the Rendina Real Estate Kids Kingdom Stage.

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The Nylon Zoo

Join the Nylon Zoo, as they enter a fantastical story Zoo-niverse, a place where theatre, costume, dance, music and play allow you to journey to ancient kingdoms, to enchanted realms and to sparkly unicorn playgrounds and back again. This journey of the imagination is a unique celebration of colour, magic and play that will stay with the young and young-at-heart forevermore.

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The Scrimshaw Four

The Scrimshaw Four are a high energy, jazz/bluegrass band from Melbourne, featuring Banjo, Guitar, Violin and Double Bass. Known for their fun live shows, The Scrimshaw Four gets everyone up and dancing with fast paced, toe-tappin' tunes. Catch them on the Bar Stage.

 

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Last updated: Saturday, 27 February 2016, 6:01 PM