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ImaGINe a festival where gin is the hero
Juniperlooza - Australia's first gin festival - has become such a popular event since it started in 2015 that this year, it is for the first time running over two days.
Juniperlooza 2020 runs over two days for the first time
Juniperlooza 2020 will showcase 23 Australian and international gin producers, who'll be serving up classic and twisted G&Ts plus their Juniperlooza signature cocktail.
Select your new favourite gin, with offerings from popular and some lesser-known boutique producers including Adelaide Hills, Archie Rose, Ink Gin (Husk Distillery), Larrikin Gin, Ounce Gin, Patient Wolf Gin, Blind Tiger, The Botanist, Martin Millers, Hellfire Bluff Gin, and Brogan's Way Gin. You can see the full list of producers who will be represented at the festival here.
Helping to kick the party along will be two featured DJs: Agent 86 (Saturday) and J'nett (Sunday), along with other house favourites. Roving entertainment adds to the party atmosphere.
It's always a great party atmosphere at Juniperlooza
If you want to take your gin knowledge a level deeper, you can attend the 'Talk and Taste' sessions.
Juniperlooza takes place at The Boatbuilders Yard, Southbank.
Tickets are $42.02 (including booking fee). You can book online here. The ticket gives you entry to Juniperlooza for one day only, one gin and tonic token and one reusable metal straw. Doors open at 12pm with the event ending at 6pm.
Get in quickly to secure your ticket for Sunday 16th February
Get in quickly as tickets for Saturday 15th February are now SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for Sunday 16th February.
Juniperlooza is strictly 18 plus. As it is a festival atmosphere with a focus on alcohol, it is not a suitable environment for small children or babies.
I don't think people see Australia as a producer of gin but a while back I saw a show on TV reporting about the growing number of boutique makers taking on the drink. That the festival is extending to two days seems an indicator of their continued success.