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Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave 'Animal Fantastical' feat. Andy Van

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For the post-rave generation of parents & their kids

Big Fish Little Fish (BFLF) is excited to announce their latest family rave extravaganza this November, headlined by one of Australia's leading DJs for over two decades - Andy Van!

Following the huge success of BFLF's first three sold-out events, it seems Melbourne families aren't ready for their raving days to be over just yet! And they need not be, as BFLF stages spectacular events which are designed to be enjoyed by parents and kids alike!

Each event is social, creative, anarchic and a whole lotta fun! The upcoming event on Sunday 19th of November, 2017 is entitled 'Animal Fantastical' and will be held at La Di Da in the CBD.

Unleash your inner wild animal and come dressed in an animal-inspired costume (dressing up is optional but highly encouraged!)

For the first time, the entire venue will be opened up for the rave and event-goers can enjoy a whole new floor dedicated to craft and play, while Narel (Bonzai records) offers some chilled vibes. The Craft Corner with Lonely Planet Kids will offer crafts, prizes and giveaways inspired by the recently launched children's books 'The Animal Book' and 'How Animals Build'! And if you just want to chill, there will be plenty of spaces to kick back, including a rooftop bar!

Who is Andy Van?

Andy has been a major figure in the Australian music scene as DJ, a producer with club hit maker Vandalism, as part of one of Australia's most successful electronic acts, Madison Avenue, and as a record label owner with internationally renowned Vicious Recordings. He's spun pretty much everywhere and with everyone across Australia and around the world - and organisers are absolutely thrilled that he is bringing the party to the BFLF massive!

What can you expect?

  • Quality tunes: house/rave/techno/classics

  • Multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles, giant
    balloons and parachute dance finale.

  • Licensed bar on every floor, free transfers and glowsticks.

  • Lonely Planet Kids Craft Area with giant mural, themed crafts, prizes and a Playdoh table for the littlest animals!

  • Upstairs Play area with tents and tunnels and baby chill-out space with mats and a big soft-play ball pool (for babies only).

  • Face painting stalls

  • Animal-themed Cake Stall

  • Snacks and hot food available

  • Theme 'Animal Fantastical': Land, Sea, Sky - let your imagination go WILD!

  • Sound levels safe for ears of all sizes!

    BFLF family raves are suitable for children aged 8 years and younger - although older siblings are welcome. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child. A max of 3 children per adult. If there are more than 4 children per adult in your group please email for pre-approval before buying tickets. Please note parents remain responsible for their children at all times.

    Tickets are now on sale through and are priced $23 for Adults, $15 per Child and Pre-walking Infants are FREE. Early bookings are advised as this event is expected to sell-out!

    Please note that tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred/sold on. If anybody with tickets finds they cannot attend a sold-out event please email and BFLF will attempt to put you in touch with people seeking to buy tickets. Each member of your group must have a ticket including pre-walking infants who are free (but ticketed).

    Please be aware that events are standing/dancing with limited seating. Club lighting rigs (no strobes) are used and events are busy with around 8-900 people at each party - which helps create the rave ambience. Each event is stewarded and risk assessed in advance. Sound levels are decibel checked to be safe for even the smallest of ears.

    Getting there

    For more information on this exciting family event in Melbourne, please visit and

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    When: Sunday 19 November 2017, 2-5pm
    Where: La Di Da, 577 Little Bourke Street Melbourne CBD
    Cost: Adults $23 / Kids $15 / Pre-walkers Free
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