2020 Warrandyte Festival Preliminary Program – subject to change
  • The Lounge
  • Warrandyte Community Church
6:00pm - 10:00pm Warrandyte Film Feast
Warrandyte Film Feast

Film lovers – It’s back for the fourth year! The festival’s fabulous evening of short-films comes to The Riverbank Stage on the Lower Riverbank of Stiggants Reserve.

About 20 short films from different genres will be screened, including Dia Taylor’s Blue, Lachlan Stephen’s Fallout and locally made film Sync or Swim. MCs are Australian actor and comedian Peter D Flaherty and actor Luke Toniolo.  

Prizes proudly sponsored by Riverside Market, Australia Online, TerryWhite Chemmart, Now and Not Yet Café, Ember, Ozflix, Palace Films and Cocoa Moon – will be awarded to the most popular films. This event is brought to you by Warrandyte Festival and Striking Productions.

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!

Enjoy live music with food and drink available for purchase from 6.00pm. Films commence at 8.00pm. Intermission followed by remaining films and awards.
NOTE:
Films are not classified and some content may offend.
Tickets:  $20 each  Book online:  www.trybooking.com/BHHDM

7:00pm - 10:00pm Warrandyte Art Show
34th Warrandyte Art Show Gala Opening

36th Warrandyte Art Show Gala Opening — presented by Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale
Date: Friday 20 March Time: 7.00pm Location: Warrandyte Community Church, 57 Yarra St. Info: Who doesn’t enjoy a Grand Opening! Featuring a fabulous art auction, silent auction and raffle prizes. Preview the art and get first pick of over 500 paintings on display from local and interstate artists. Cost: $20 entry includes refreshments, food and festivities (tickets at the door). Find out more: www.warrandytedonvalerotary.org.au  

  • Yarra Street
  • Main Stage
  • RiverBank Stage
  • THE LOUNGE
  • All day
11:00am - 12:00pm Street Parade
Warrandyte Festival Grand Parade

Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm Location: Yarra Street (Mitchell Ave to Stiggant St) Info: Don’t miss Warrandyte Festival’s iconic procession! Home-grown and high-spirited, the festival street parade features local school children, community groups, sports clubs, vintage cars, CFA trucks and fabulous floats to beat the band. This year’s celebration is inspired by the theme ‘Show Us Your Colours’. Commentary provided at: The Community Centre, The Grand, Warrandyte, East of Forbes Street Stiggants Reserve. Registration and marshalling information: www.warrandytefestival.org Enquiries: parade@warrandytefestival.org Please note that Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd/Yarra St (between Falconer Rd and Harris Gully Rd roundabout) will be closed to traffic from approximately 10.30am until 12.00pm on Saturday 21 March 2020  

12:00pm Opening
Official Festival Opening

Welcome to Country with Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Ian Hunter. Introduction of Festival monarchs and local councillors. Announcement of Grand Parade winners.

12:15pm Warrandyte Primary School
Warrandyte Primary School

12:45pm Anderson Creek Primary School
Anderson Creek Primary School

1:15pm Park Orchards Primary School
Park Orchards Primary School

1:45pm Warrandyte High School
Warrandyte High School

2:15pm Wonga Park Primary School
Wonga Park Primary School

2:30pm CFA Fire Safety Demonstration
CFA Fire Safety Demonstration

3:30pm Battle of the Bands
Battle of The Bands

SET LIST: Starting at 3:30pm on Saturday 21 March

Where local bands and talented young people turn up the volume in an epic battle that rocks the stage. Top prize: a day in a recording studio. Runner up prizes donated by Hans Music Croydon and Five Star Music Ringwood.

We have judges who are experienced music industry professionals and a swag of seriously epic prizes for our battle competitors, so get front and centre to see:  To Be Confirmed

7:15pm Lunar Tide
Lunar Tide

8:15pm Leslie D King & The Trembling Shakes
Leslie D King & The Trembling Shakes

9:15pm The Scrims
The Scrims

12:00pm Magic Happens
Magic Happens

12:45pm Caribvic Steelband
Caribvic Steelband

1:30pm Daniel Connel (comedian)
Daniel Connel (comedian)

2:15pm Geoff Achison
Geoff Achison

3:05pm Julian James
Julian James

12:30pm - 4:30pm Circus Workshops
Circus Workshops

The Lounge - Dreaming Space: Downhill from the Community Church What better way to entertain younger festival goers after the parade, than to enjoy the magic and wonder of circus performances? Claire and Chris will delight audiences with circus acts, magic shows and story performances. They will also facilitate circus play workshops (with over 100 pieces of circus equipment).

12:00pm - 4:00pm Free Face painting
Free Face Painting

8.30am – 5.00pm Static Displays
Static Displays

Location: Lower Riverbank Discover a range of opportunities available through local groups and service providers, including:

  • Combined Emergency Services (CFA/SES)
  • CPR Learning Lab
  • Didgeridoo Australia
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • Friends of Warrandyte State Park (FOWSP)
  • Hidden Creature Gallery (Manningham Council)
  • Local schools and preschools
  • Middle Yarra Landcare Network (MYLN)
  • Reconciliation Manningham
  •  REV-Bikes
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sea Shepherd Australia
  • Tread Sculptures
  • Walk on the Wildside (Sunday only)
  • Warrandyte Community Association (WCA)
  • Warrandyte Community Garden
  • Warrandyte Junior Football Club
  • Warrandyte Nature
  • Whitehorse Canoe Club
  • WildlifeXposure
  • Woodcraft Manningham

8.30am – 5.00pm Camel Rides
Camel Rides

Fancy a cruise along the Yarra atop a ship of the desert? It’s a festival favourite, so get on board! Location: Camel Rides depart from the bottom of Police Street. Cost: Charges apply Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm Sunday 8.30am – 4.00pm (times subject to change)

11.00am – 2.00pm Decorated Ducks
Decorated Ducks - Top Tent, Upper Reserve

Location: Upper Reserve (Ducks must be returned to Upper Reserve by noon on Saturday to enter Best Dressed Duck Competition.)

Info: One of the most colourful spectacles of the festival, this fabulous display of creatively decorated ducks is brought to you by local school and kindergarten children. This year, festival monarchs have the almost impossible job of choosing the competition’s best dressed ducks. Winners announced on Saturday’s Main Stage around noon. Specquackular!

Enquiries: duckrace@warrandytefestival.org 

8:30am - 5:00pm Street Art Workshops
Art Space

Saturday Between 12.00pm – 3.45pm Ages 8+ Location:  Next to the Lounge on the Lower Riverbank. Info: Calling aspiring street artists! Blender Studios will demonstrate some spectacular street art before offering workshops to participants. On Saturday, students 8+ will create their own piece using pre-cut stencils. BookingsBlender Studios Street Art FREE Workshop Cost: Free must Prebook  

11:00am - 3:00pm Hidden Creature Gallery
Hidden Creature Gallery

Saturday Hourly from 11.00am – 3.00pm Location: Manningham Council at the Riverside Rotunda, Lower Riverbank Info: Arena Theatre Co and Manningham Council present Hidden Creature Gallery at Warrandyte Festival. Create amazing animated creatures and then hide them around Stiggants Reserve. Using your smart devices, download Hidden Creature Gallery by Arena Theatre Co from your app store and watch the creatures come to life. Hourly workshops to create new creatures will help get you going. Come along and sign up for a session or grab your smart device and go hunting for creatures! Cost: Free Recommended for primary school-aged children accompanied by a parent/guardian

12:00pm - 6:00pm Silent Disco
Silent Disco

Saturday   12.00am – 6.00pm Location:  Upper Reserve Info: Suitable for kids and adults, this is everyone’s chance to dance. Wireless headphones pre-set to a playlist with all the best dance tunes will help you get your boogie on!

9.00am – 4.00pm Art and Craft Market
Art and Craft Market

Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 9.30am – 4.30pm Location: Upper Reserve Info: Looking for a gift or a new piece of art for your home? What about some new clothes for the kids, jewellery for a friend or a pot plant for the house? This home-grown and hand-made market provides an opportunity for talented local artisans to showcase their products and services.

12:00pm - 4:00pm Kids’ art and Craft activities
Kids’ art and Craft activities

Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm This is a great opportunity for parents to grab some ‘quiet time’ as kids explore their creative side through a number of artfully designed activities. Hosted by Warrandyte Uniting Church and St. Stephens Anglican Church. Location: The Top Tent, Upper Reserve Cost: Free

12.00pm – 5.00pm Scouts’ Giant Water Slide
Scouts’ Giant Water Slide

Saturday 12.00pm – 5.00pm Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm You can never have too much fun slooshing down a giant water slide. Again and again and... how about just ONE more time! BYO bathers and towel. Change tent available. Hosted and supervised by: Warrandyte / Park Orchards Scout Group. Location: Upper Reserve, between Main Stage & Stiggant St. Cost: Charges apply

All Day Radio Eastern Fm 98.1
Radio Eastern Fm 98.1

Radio Eastern Fm 98.1 broadcasting live from the festival Stay up to date with festival happenings and relax with some classic tunes as Radio Eastern broadcasts live from the Lower Riverbank. Location: Lower Riverbank, adjacent to the Rotunda near The Lounge

  • Main Stage
  • Riverbank Stage
  • THE LOUNGE
  • Events
  • All Day
10:30am Amelia White (USA)
Amelia White (USA)

11:30am Chocolate Lilies
Chocolate Lilies

12:30pm Jay Smith & Friends
Jay Smith & Friends

1:30pm Ben de la Cour (USA)
Ben de la Cour (USA)

2:30pm Gretta Ziller
Gretta Ziller

3:30pm Humbuckin’ Pickups
Humbuckin’ Pickups

4:30pm Roller One
Roller One

5:30pm Ben Mastwyk and his Millions
Ben Mastwyk and his Millions

6:30pm Blues Arcadia
Blues Arcadia

7:30pm BABBA
BABBA

9:30am Pet Parade
Pet Parade

Dog Show and Pet Parade Time: 9.30am Location: Riverbank Stage, Lower Riverbank Info: Can your dog do tricks? Is your cat the fluffiest in Warrandyte? Cats and dogs, rabbits, mice or goldfish, the Dog Show and Pet Parade gives everyone a chance to show off their cuddly and curious household members. (Animals must be safe to the public and under owner’s control at all times). Hosted by Warrandyte High School. Sponsor: Warrandyte Vet Clinic Registration: Free, at the event

11:00am WildlifeXposure
Wildlife Exposure

11:50pm Riffmasters
Riffmasters

12:40pm Velvet Lounge
Velvet Lounge

1:30pm Sunday Lemonade
Sunday Lemonade

2:20pm Mondegreen
Mondegreen

11:30am Sideglance
Sideglance

Local trio performing pop, rock and funk

12:25pm Cosmic Hyperdrive
Cosmic Hyperdrive

Smooth, original modern jazz tunes

1:20pm Scout
Scout

Alternative pop outfit, with upbeat, original tunes

2:15pm Level 61
Level 61

Classic tunes and original funky dance music

3:10pm The Anecdote
The Anecdote:

Indie-folk trio with original reggae and jazz

4:10pm JAM SESSION
JAM SESSION

Open invitation to Lounge performers to participate in a free-form jam session. What a way to close out the Lounge for 2020!

9:30am - Racing Billy Cart Race
Billy Cart Race

Time: 8.30am registration. 9:30am racing starts Location: Police Street Registration: 8.30am – 9.15am Cost: $10 per person Racing begins: 9.30am Info: Ages 8 – 15, plus a race for parents. Warrandyte’s answer to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, watch as billycarters compete for immortality in the derby that delivers epic thrills and lots of great prizes and trophies! Sponsors: Bicycle Superstore Nunawading, Dean Stuart Industrial Supplies, Warrandyte RSL, Carter Art, H2Pro Plumbing. Billycarts must meet strict safety criteria. Registration forms available on the day, or at www.warrandytefestival.org or call 0418 357 282. Enquiries: contact@warrandytefestival.org  

8:30am - 10:00am Family Mountain Bike Ride
Family Mountain Bike Ride

Time: 8.30am- 10:00am Location: Marshall at Beasley's Nursery, 195 Heidelberg Warrandyte Road, Doncaster East Hand in completed registration forms to officials on the day or register online before midnight on 21 March at https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7884 Info: Enjoy a ride through Tikalara Park into Candlebark, taking in mountain bike single tracks, fire-road and paths. Riders must participate with a good working MTB bike and Australian standard helmet as well as provide their own safety equipment, drinks and snacks. A responsible adult must accompany children under 14. Sponsors: Proudly supported by Warrandyte Mountain Bike Club. Rules and regulations: Refer to www.warrandytefestival.org for full conditions or call 0420 558 411. Enquiries: bikeride@warrandytefestival.org

9:30am Dog Show and Pet Parade
Dog Show and Pet Parade

Location: Riverbank Stage, Lower Riverbank InfoCan your dog do tricks? Is your cat the fluffiest in Warrandyte? Cats and dogs, rabbits, mice or goldfish, the Dog Show and Pet Parade gives everyone a chance to show off their cuddly and curious household members. (Animals must be safe to the public and under owner’s control at all times). Hosted by Warrandyte High School. Sponsor: Warrandyte Vet Clinic Registration: Free, at the event

10:00am - 12:00am Kids Market
Kids Market

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Location: Upper Reserve, adjacent to Main Stage Info: Warrandyte youngsters are a talented bunch and the Kids’ Market showcases their thoughtful hand-made creations. Art and goodies to make your day! Registration: $10 Stall applications available online at www.warrandytefestival.org Enquiries: kidsmarket@warrandytefestival.org  

1:15pm Jellybean Races
Jellybean races

Time: 1.15pm Location: Upper Reserve, adjacent to Information Caravan Info: Youngsters are invited to test their skills by balancing a jellybean on a wooden spoon. Everyone’s a winner in this fun set of races. Hosted by: Warrandyte Netball Club Registration: Free, at the event

2:00pm - 3:30pm Historical Gold Mine Tour
Historical Gold Mine Tour

Did you know that the first recorded official discovery of gold in Victoria was at Warrandyte, alongside one in the Pyrenees, both declared on 16 July 1851? (Source: Warrandyte Historical Society). Since 1978, the Hanson family has been shining a light on the history and workings of an 1850s gold mine. Full of interesting nuggets about Warrandyte’s founding gold miners. Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm Location: Meet at 104 Webb Street, Warrandyte (State Park) The tour is hosted by Warrandyte Uniting Church. Donation to ‘Walk Against Want’ appreciated. Registration: Not required Enquiries: contact@warrandytefestival.org

2:30pm Annual Duck Race
Annual Duck Race

Time: 2.30pm Location: Yarra River Ducks launch from the bottom of Police Street. Get along to the bottom of Stiggant Street and cheer the race winner home! Info: Once again, this iconic event sees plastic ducks battling for the glory of making it first to the finish line. Will yours be the Duck of the Day? Official race ducks available at local schools prior to the festival and at the Information Caravan during festival weekend. Note: Our yellow ducks are “going green”! To keep our river healthy, only undecorated ducks will compete in the race this year. See also ‘Best Dressed Ducks’ - winner announced noon on Saturday Registration: $3 (Ducks must be returned to Info. Van by 1pm) Enquiries: duckrace@warrandytefestival.org

8.30am – 4.00pm Static Displays
Static Displays

Location: Lower Riverbank Discover a range of opportunities available through local groups and service providers, including: Combined Emergency Services (CFA/SES) CPR Learning Lab Didgeridoo Australia Extinction Rebellion Friends of Warrandyte State Park (FOWSP) Hidden Creature Gallery (Manningham Council) Local schools and preschools Middle Yarra Landcare Network (MYLN) Reconciliation Manningham REV-Bikes Rock Climbing Wall Sea Shepherd Australia Tread Sculptures Walk on the Wildside (Sunday only) Warrandyte Community Association (WCA) Warrandyte Community Garden Warrandyte Junior Football Club Warrandyte Nature Whitehorse Canoe Club WildlifeXposure Woodcraft Manningham  

8:30am - 4:00pm Camel Rides
Camel Rides

Sunday 8.30am – 4.00pm (times subject to change) Fancy a cruise along the Yarra atop a ship of the desert? It’s a festival favourite, so get on board! Location: Camel Rides depart from the bottom of Police Street. Cost: Charges apply

11.00am – 2.00pm Decorated Ducks
Decorated Ducks

Check out the fine display of dressed-up-ducks on Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 2.00pm As well as competing for glory in the river, the ducks of Warrandyte also compete for best dressed. Come and cast your vote for the most fabulously decorated duck. Trophies awarded to the winners. Official winner announced at 11.45am on Sunday. Location: The Top Tent, Upper Reserve Enquiries: duckrace@warrandytefestival.org

12:00pm - 4:15pm Street Art Workshops
Street Art Workshops

Sunday Between 12.00pm – 4.15pm Ages 10+ Location:  Next to the Lounge on the Lower Riverbank. Info: Calling aspiring street artists! Blender Studios will demonstrate some spectacular street art before offering workshops to participants. On Sunday, students 10+ will learn how to translate their sketches into large-scale murals using spray-paint. Option to work independently or collaborate on a group artwork. BookingsBlender Studios Street Art FREE Workshop Cost: Free

9.30am – 4.30pm Art and Craft Market
Art and Craft Market

Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 9.30am – 4.30pm Looking for a gift or a new piece of art for your home? What about some new clothes for the kids, jewellery for a friend or a pot plant for the house? This home-grown and hand-made market provides an opportunity for talented local artisans to showcase their products and services. Location: Upper Reserve

10:00am - 3:00pm Hidden Creature Gallery
Hidden Creature Gallery

Sunday Hourly from 10.00am – 3.00pm Location: Manningham Council at the Riverside Rotunda, Lower Riverbank Info: Arena Theatre Co and Manningham Council present Hidden Creature Gallery at Warrandyte Festival. Create amazing animated creatures and then hide them around Stiggants Reserve. Using your smart devices, download Hidden Creature Gallery by Arena Theatre Co from your app store and watch the creatures come to life. Hourly workshops to create new creatures will help get you going. Come along and sign up for a session or grab your smart device and go hunting for creatures! Cost: Free Recommended for primary school-aged children accompanied by a parent/guardian

12.00pm – 6.00pm Silent Disco
Silent Disco

Sunday      12.00pm – 6.00pm Location:  Upper Reserve Info: Suitable for kids and adults, this is everyone’s chance to dance. Wireless headphones pre-set to a playlist with all the best dance tunes will help you get your boogie on!

12.00pm – 4.00pm Kids’ art and Craft activities
Kids’ art and Craft activities

Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm This is a great opportunity for parents to grab some ‘quiet time’ as kids explore their creative side through a number of artfully designed activities. Hosted by Warrandyte Uniting Church and St. Stephens Anglican Church. Location: The Top Tent, Upper Reserve Cost: Free

12.00pm – 4.00pm Scouts’ Giant Water Slide
Scouts’ Giant Water Slide

Saturday 12.00pm – 5.00pm Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm You can never have too much fun slooshing down a giant water slide. Again and again and... how about just ONE more time! BYO bathers and towel. Change tent available. Hosted and supervised by: Warrandyte / Park Orchards Scout Group. Location: Upper Reserve, between Main Stage & Stiggant St. Cost: Charges apply

All Day Radio Eastern Fm 98.1
Radio Eastern Fm 98.1

Radio Eastern Fm 98.1 broadcasting live from the festival Stay up to date with festival happenings and relax with some classic tunes as Radio Eastern broadcasts live from the Lower Riverbank. Location: Lower Riverbank, adjacent to the Rotunda near The Lounge

  • Fri 20 March
    Day 1
  • Sat 21 March
    Day 2
  • Sun 22 March
    Day 3
  • The Lounge
  • Warrandyte Community Church
6:00pm - 10:00pm Warrandyte Film Feast
Warrandyte Film Feast

Film lovers – It’s back for the fourth year! The festival’s fabulous evening of short-films comes to The Riverbank Stage on the Lower Riverbank of Stiggants Reserve.

About 20 short films from different genres will be screened, including Dia Taylor’s Blue, Lachlan Stephen’s Fallout and locally made film Sync or Swim. MCs are Australian actor and comedian Peter D Flaherty and actor Luke Toniolo.  

Prizes proudly sponsored by Riverside Market, Australia Online, TerryWhite Chemmart, Now and Not Yet Café, Ember, Ozflix, Palace Films and Cocoa Moon – will be awarded to the most popular films. This event is brought to you by Warrandyte Festival and Striking Productions.

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!

Enjoy live music with food and drink available for purchase from 6.00pm. Films commence at 8.00pm. Intermission followed by remaining films and awards.
NOTE:
Films are not classified and some content may offend.
Tickets:  $20 each  Book online:  www.trybooking.com/BHHDM

7:00pm - 10:00pm Warrandyte Art Show
34th Warrandyte Art Show Gala Opening

36th Warrandyte Art Show Gala Opening — presented by Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale
Date: Friday 20 March Time: 7.00pm Location: Warrandyte Community Church, 57 Yarra St. Info: Who doesn’t enjoy a Grand Opening! Featuring a fabulous art auction, silent auction and raffle prizes. Preview the art and get first pick of over 500 paintings on display from local and interstate artists. Cost: $20 entry includes refreshments, food and festivities (tickets at the door). Find out more: www.warrandytedonvalerotary.org.au  

  • Yarra Street
  • Main Stage
  • RiverBank Stage
  • THE LOUNGE
  • All day
11:00am - 12:00pm Street Parade
Warrandyte Festival Grand Parade

Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm Location: Yarra Street (Mitchell Ave to Stiggant St) Info: Don’t miss Warrandyte Festival’s iconic procession! Home-grown and high-spirited, the festival street parade features local school children, community groups, sports clubs, vintage cars, CFA trucks and fabulous floats to beat the band. This year’s celebration is inspired by the theme ‘Show Us Your Colours’. Commentary provided at: The Community Centre, The Grand, Warrandyte, East of Forbes Street Stiggants Reserve. Registration and marshalling information: www.warrandytefestival.org Enquiries: parade@warrandytefestival.org Please note that Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd/Yarra St (between Falconer Rd and Harris Gully Rd roundabout) will be closed to traffic from approximately 10.30am until 12.00pm on Saturday 21 March 2020  

12:00pm Opening
Official Festival Opening

Welcome to Country with Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Ian Hunter. Introduction of Festival monarchs and local councillors. Announcement of Grand Parade winners.

12:15pm Warrandyte Primary School
Warrandyte Primary School

12:45pm Anderson Creek Primary School
Anderson Creek Primary School

1:15pm Park Orchards Primary School
Park Orchards Primary School

1:45pm Warrandyte High School
Warrandyte High School

2:15pm Wonga Park Primary School
Wonga Park Primary School

2:30pm CFA Fire Safety Demonstration
CFA Fire Safety Demonstration

3:30pm Battle of the Bands
Battle of The Bands

SET LIST: Starting at 3:30pm on Saturday 21 March

Where local bands and talented young people turn up the volume in an epic battle that rocks the stage. Top prize: a day in a recording studio. Runner up prizes donated by Hans Music Croydon and Five Star Music Ringwood.

We have judges who are experienced music industry professionals and a swag of seriously epic prizes for our battle competitors, so get front and centre to see:  To Be Confirmed

7:15pm Lunar Tide
Lunar Tide

8:15pm Leslie D King & The Trembling Shakes
Leslie D King & The Trembling Shakes

9:15pm The Scrims
The Scrims

12:00pm Magic Happens
Magic Happens

12:45pm Caribvic Steelband
Caribvic Steelband

1:30pm Daniel Connel (comedian)
Daniel Connel (comedian)

2:15pm Geoff Achison
Geoff Achison

3:05pm Julian James
Julian James

12:30pm - 4:30pm Circus Workshops
Circus Workshops

The Lounge - Dreaming Space: Downhill from the Community Church What better way to entertain younger festival goers after the parade, than to enjoy the magic and wonder of circus performances? Claire and Chris will delight audiences with circus acts, magic shows and story performances. They will also facilitate circus play workshops (with over 100 pieces of circus equipment).

12:00pm - 4:00pm Free Face painting
Free Face Painting

8.30am – 5.00pm Static Displays
Static Displays

Location: Lower Riverbank Discover a range of opportunities available through local groups and service providers, including:

  • Combined Emergency Services (CFA/SES)
  • CPR Learning Lab
  • Didgeridoo Australia
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • Friends of Warrandyte State Park (FOWSP)
  • Hidden Creature Gallery (Manningham Council)
  • Local schools and preschools
  • Middle Yarra Landcare Network (MYLN)
  • Reconciliation Manningham
  •  REV-Bikes
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sea Shepherd Australia
  • Tread Sculptures
  • Walk on the Wildside (Sunday only)
  • Warrandyte Community Association (WCA)
  • Warrandyte Community Garden
  • Warrandyte Junior Football Club
  • Warrandyte Nature
  • Whitehorse Canoe Club
  • WildlifeXposure
  • Woodcraft Manningham

8.30am – 5.00pm Camel Rides
Camel Rides

Fancy a cruise along the Yarra atop a ship of the desert? It’s a festival favourite, so get on board! Location: Camel Rides depart from the bottom of Police Street. Cost: Charges apply Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm Sunday 8.30am – 4.00pm (times subject to change)

11.00am – 2.00pm Decorated Ducks
Decorated Ducks - Top Tent, Upper Reserve

Location: Upper Reserve (Ducks must be returned to Upper Reserve by noon on Saturday to enter Best Dressed Duck Competition.)

Info: One of the most colourful spectacles of the festival, this fabulous display of creatively decorated ducks is brought to you by local school and kindergarten children. This year, festival monarchs have the almost impossible job of choosing the competition’s best dressed ducks. Winners announced on Saturday’s Main Stage around noon. Specquackular!

Enquiries: duckrace@warrandytefestival.org 

8:30am - 5:00pm Street Art Workshops
Art Space

Saturday Between 12.00pm – 3.45pm Ages 8+ Location:  Next to the Lounge on the Lower Riverbank. Info: Calling aspiring street artists! Blender Studios will demonstrate some spectacular street art before offering workshops to participants. On Saturday, students 8+ will create their own piece using pre-cut stencils. BookingsBlender Studios Street Art FREE Workshop Cost: Free must Prebook  

11:00am - 3:00pm Hidden Creature Gallery
Hidden Creature Gallery

Saturday Hourly from 11.00am – 3.00pm Location: Manningham Council at the Riverside Rotunda, Lower Riverbank Info: Arena Theatre Co and Manningham Council present Hidden Creature Gallery at Warrandyte Festival. Create amazing animated creatures and then hide them around Stiggants Reserve. Using your smart devices, download Hidden Creature Gallery by Arena Theatre Co from your app store and watch the creatures come to life. Hourly workshops to create new creatures will help get you going. Come along and sign up for a session or grab your smart device and go hunting for creatures! Cost: Free Recommended for primary school-aged children accompanied by a parent/guardian

12:00pm - 6:00pm Silent Disco
Silent Disco

Saturday   12.00am – 6.00pm Location:  Upper Reserve Info: Suitable for kids and adults, this is everyone’s chance to dance. Wireless headphones pre-set to a playlist with all the best dance tunes will help you get your boogie on!

9.00am – 4.00pm Art and Craft Market
Art and Craft Market

Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 9.30am – 4.30pm Location: Upper Reserve Info: Looking for a gift or a new piece of art for your home? What about some new clothes for the kids, jewellery for a friend or a pot plant for the house? This home-grown and hand-made market provides an opportunity for talented local artisans to showcase their products and services.

12:00pm - 4:00pm Kids’ art and Craft activities
Kids’ art and Craft activities

Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm This is a great opportunity for parents to grab some ‘quiet time’ as kids explore their creative side through a number of artfully designed activities. Hosted by Warrandyte Uniting Church and St. Stephens Anglican Church. Location: The Top Tent, Upper Reserve Cost: Free

12.00pm – 5.00pm Scouts’ Giant Water Slide
Scouts’ Giant Water Slide

Saturday 12.00pm – 5.00pm Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm You can never have too much fun slooshing down a giant water slide. Again and again and... how about just ONE more time! BYO bathers and towel. Change tent available. Hosted and supervised by: Warrandyte / Park Orchards Scout Group. Location: Upper Reserve, between Main Stage & Stiggant St. Cost: Charges apply

All Day Radio Eastern Fm 98.1
Radio Eastern Fm 98.1

Radio Eastern Fm 98.1 broadcasting live from the festival Stay up to date with festival happenings and relax with some classic tunes as Radio Eastern broadcasts live from the Lower Riverbank. Location: Lower Riverbank, adjacent to the Rotunda near The Lounge

  • Main Stage
  • Riverbank Stage
  • THE LOUNGE
  • Events
  • All Day
10:30am Amelia White (USA)
Amelia White (USA)

11:30am Chocolate Lilies
Chocolate Lilies

12:30pm Jay Smith & Friends
Jay Smith & Friends

1:30pm Ben de la Cour (USA)
Ben de la Cour (USA)

2:30pm Gretta Ziller
Gretta Ziller

3:30pm Humbuckin’ Pickups
Humbuckin’ Pickups

4:30pm Roller One
Roller One

5:30pm Ben Mastwyk and his Millions
Ben Mastwyk and his Millions

6:30pm Blues Arcadia
Blues Arcadia

7:30pm BABBA
BABBA

9:30am Pet Parade
Pet Parade

Dog Show and Pet Parade Time: 9.30am Location: Riverbank Stage, Lower Riverbank Info: Can your dog do tricks? Is your cat the fluffiest in Warrandyte? Cats and dogs, rabbits, mice or goldfish, the Dog Show and Pet Parade gives everyone a chance to show off their cuddly and curious household members. (Animals must be safe to the public and under owner’s control at all times). Hosted by Warrandyte High School. Sponsor: Warrandyte Vet Clinic Registration: Free, at the event

11:00am WildlifeXposure
Wildlife Exposure

11:50pm Riffmasters
Riffmasters

12:40pm Velvet Lounge
Velvet Lounge

1:30pm Sunday Lemonade
Sunday Lemonade

2:20pm Mondegreen
Mondegreen

11:30am Sideglance
Sideglance

Local trio performing pop, rock and funk

12:25pm Cosmic Hyperdrive
Cosmic Hyperdrive

Smooth, original modern jazz tunes

1:20pm Scout
Scout

Alternative pop outfit, with upbeat, original tunes

2:15pm Level 61
Level 61

Classic tunes and original funky dance music

3:10pm The Anecdote
The Anecdote:

Indie-folk trio with original reggae and jazz

4:10pm JAM SESSION
JAM SESSION

Open invitation to Lounge performers to participate in a free-form jam session. What a way to close out the Lounge for 2020!

9:30am - Racing Billy Cart Race
Billy Cart Race

Time: 8.30am registration. 9:30am racing starts Location: Police Street Registration: 8.30am – 9.15am Cost: $10 per person Racing begins: 9.30am Info: Ages 8 – 15, plus a race for parents. Warrandyte’s answer to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, watch as billycarters compete for immortality in the derby that delivers epic thrills and lots of great prizes and trophies! Sponsors: Bicycle Superstore Nunawading, Dean Stuart Industrial Supplies, Warrandyte RSL, Carter Art, H2Pro Plumbing. Billycarts must meet strict safety criteria. Registration forms available on the day, or at www.warrandytefestival.org or call 0418 357 282. Enquiries: contact@warrandytefestival.org  

8:30am - 10:00am Family Mountain Bike Ride
Family Mountain Bike Ride

Time: 8.30am- 10:00am Location: Marshall at Beasley's Nursery, 195 Heidelberg Warrandyte Road, Doncaster East Hand in completed registration forms to officials on the day or register online before midnight on 21 March at https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7884 Info: Enjoy a ride through Tikalara Park into Candlebark, taking in mountain bike single tracks, fire-road and paths. Riders must participate with a good working MTB bike and Australian standard helmet as well as provide their own safety equipment, drinks and snacks. A responsible adult must accompany children under 14. Sponsors: Proudly supported by Warrandyte Mountain Bike Club. Rules and regulations: Refer to www.warrandytefestival.org for full conditions or call 0420 558 411. Enquiries: bikeride@warrandytefestival.org

9:30am Dog Show and Pet Parade
Dog Show and Pet Parade

Location: Riverbank Stage, Lower Riverbank InfoCan your dog do tricks? Is your cat the fluffiest in Warrandyte? Cats and dogs, rabbits, mice or goldfish, the Dog Show and Pet Parade gives everyone a chance to show off their cuddly and curious household members. (Animals must be safe to the public and under owner’s control at all times). Hosted by Warrandyte High School. Sponsor: Warrandyte Vet Clinic Registration: Free, at the event

10:00am - 12:00am Kids Market
Kids Market

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Location: Upper Reserve, adjacent to Main Stage Info: Warrandyte youngsters are a talented bunch and the Kids’ Market showcases their thoughtful hand-made creations. Art and goodies to make your day! Registration: $10 Stall applications available online at www.warrandytefestival.org Enquiries: kidsmarket@warrandytefestival.org  

1:15pm Jellybean Races
Jellybean races

Time: 1.15pm Location: Upper Reserve, adjacent to Information Caravan Info: Youngsters are invited to test their skills by balancing a jellybean on a wooden spoon. Everyone’s a winner in this fun set of races. Hosted by: Warrandyte Netball Club Registration: Free, at the event

2:00pm - 3:30pm Historical Gold Mine Tour
Historical Gold Mine Tour

Did you know that the first recorded official discovery of gold in Victoria was at Warrandyte, alongside one in the Pyrenees, both declared on 16 July 1851? (Source: Warrandyte Historical Society). Since 1978, the Hanson family has been shining a light on the history and workings of an 1850s gold mine. Full of interesting nuggets about Warrandyte’s founding gold miners. Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm Location: Meet at 104 Webb Street, Warrandyte (State Park) The tour is hosted by Warrandyte Uniting Church. Donation to ‘Walk Against Want’ appreciated. Registration: Not required Enquiries: contact@warrandytefestival.org

2:30pm Annual Duck Race
Annual Duck Race

Time: 2.30pm Location: Yarra River Ducks launch from the bottom of Police Street. Get along to the bottom of Stiggant Street and cheer the race winner home! Info: Once again, this iconic event sees plastic ducks battling for the glory of making it first to the finish line. Will yours be the Duck of the Day? Official race ducks available at local schools prior to the festival and at the Information Caravan during festival weekend. Note: Our yellow ducks are “going green”! To keep our river healthy, only undecorated ducks will compete in the race this year. See also ‘Best Dressed Ducks’ - winner announced noon on Saturday Registration: $3 (Ducks must be returned to Info. Van by 1pm) Enquiries: duckrace@warrandytefestival.org

8.30am – 4.00pm Static Displays
Static Displays

Location: Lower Riverbank Discover a range of opportunities available through local groups and service providers, including: Combined Emergency Services (CFA/SES) CPR Learning Lab Didgeridoo Australia Extinction Rebellion Friends of Warrandyte State Park (FOWSP) Hidden Creature Gallery (Manningham Council) Local schools and preschools Middle Yarra Landcare Network (MYLN) Reconciliation Manningham REV-Bikes Rock Climbing Wall Sea Shepherd Australia Tread Sculptures Walk on the Wildside (Sunday only) Warrandyte Community Association (WCA) Warrandyte Community Garden Warrandyte Junior Football Club Warrandyte Nature Whitehorse Canoe Club WildlifeXposure Woodcraft Manningham  

8:30am - 4:00pm Camel Rides
Camel Rides

Sunday 8.30am – 4.00pm (times subject to change) Fancy a cruise along the Yarra atop a ship of the desert? It’s a festival favourite, so get on board! Location: Camel Rides depart from the bottom of Police Street. Cost: Charges apply

11.00am – 2.00pm Decorated Ducks
Decorated Ducks

Check out the fine display of dressed-up-ducks on Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 2.00pm As well as competing for glory in the river, the ducks of Warrandyte also compete for best dressed. Come and cast your vote for the most fabulously decorated duck. Trophies awarded to the winners. Official winner announced at 11.45am on Sunday. Location: The Top Tent, Upper Reserve Enquiries: duckrace@warrandytefestival.org

12:00pm - 4:15pm Street Art Workshops
Street Art Workshops

Sunday Between 12.00pm – 4.15pm Ages 10+ Location:  Next to the Lounge on the Lower Riverbank. Info: Calling aspiring street artists! Blender Studios will demonstrate some spectacular street art before offering workshops to participants. On Sunday, students 10+ will learn how to translate their sketches into large-scale murals using spray-paint. Option to work independently or collaborate on a group artwork. BookingsBlender Studios Street Art FREE Workshop Cost: Free

9.30am – 4.30pm Art and Craft Market
Art and Craft Market

Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 9.30am – 4.30pm Looking for a gift or a new piece of art for your home? What about some new clothes for the kids, jewellery for a friend or a pot plant for the house? This home-grown and hand-made market provides an opportunity for talented local artisans to showcase their products and services. Location: Upper Reserve

10:00am - 3:00pm Hidden Creature Gallery
Hidden Creature Gallery

Sunday Hourly from 10.00am – 3.00pm Location: Manningham Council at the Riverside Rotunda, Lower Riverbank Info: Arena Theatre Co and Manningham Council present Hidden Creature Gallery at Warrandyte Festival. Create amazing animated creatures and then hide them around Stiggants Reserve. Using your smart devices, download Hidden Creature Gallery by Arena Theatre Co from your app store and watch the creatures come to life. Hourly workshops to create new creatures will help get you going. Come along and sign up for a session or grab your smart device and go hunting for creatures! Cost: Free Recommended for primary school-aged children accompanied by a parent/guardian

12.00pm – 6.00pm Silent Disco
Silent Disco

Sunday      12.00pm – 6.00pm Location:  Upper Reserve Info: Suitable for kids and adults, this is everyone’s chance to dance. Wireless headphones pre-set to a playlist with all the best dance tunes will help you get your boogie on!

12.00pm – 4.00pm Kids’ art and Craft activities
Kids’ art and Craft activities

Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm This is a great opportunity for parents to grab some ‘quiet time’ as kids explore their creative side through a number of artfully designed activities. Hosted by Warrandyte Uniting Church and St. Stephens Anglican Church. Location: The Top Tent, Upper Reserve Cost: Free

12.00pm – 4.00pm Scouts’ Giant Water Slide
Scouts’ Giant Water Slide

Saturday 12.00pm – 5.00pm Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm You can never have too much fun slooshing down a giant water slide. Again and again and... how about just ONE more time! BYO bathers and towel. Change tent available. Hosted and supervised by: Warrandyte / Park Orchards Scout Group. Location: Upper Reserve, between Main Stage & Stiggant St. Cost: Charges apply

All Day Radio Eastern Fm 98.1
Radio Eastern Fm 98.1

Radio Eastern Fm 98.1 broadcasting live from the festival Stay up to date with festival happenings and relax with some classic tunes as Radio Eastern broadcasts live from the Lower Riverbank. Location: Lower Riverbank, adjacent to the Rotunda near The Lounge

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