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Free Moomba Festival 2012

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Live Music Festival Highlights

The 2012 music program is split into three different categories;

The Main Stage will play host to popular acts such as Loon Lake, Boy In A Box, Tex Perkins, The Panics, Daryl Braithwaite, Josh Pyke and Eagle and the Worm.

The Cultural Quarter is equally as exciting as it features a wide range of world music acts and workshops - highlights include Musiki Manjaro, Kakao, Eshak Awi, AfroBiotics, The Royal Swazi Spa Band and Trio Mystic.

The Other Sounds festival program features everything else - various silent disco events, various marching bands, buskers and 'Beat' music acts, such as Return To Youth, 8 Bit Love, The Darjeelings, Amber Lamps and Animaux.

Check out all the live music events, workshops and special events here.

Kids Entertainment Festival Highlights

Children will be entertained with a great line-up, as well as various workshop events and activities.

Entertainment highlights include Brett Campbell, The Music Box Band and Karaoke 4 Kids and workshop events include Planet Pom Pom at ArtPlay, Making Food Fun and Australian School of Magic classes.

Other kids activities include The Great Gizmo!, The Biscuit Readings, Henna Art, Big Rory and Ochie the Dog, Johnny's Garage and much more.

Sporting Events Festival Highlights

Skate and Waterskiing competition events take centerstage at this year's Moomba Festival.

Skate event highlights include the MGP Moomba Pro, Moomba BMX Competition and Vans Drop Ya Hammers best trick contest. In addition to these competition events, there will also be Learn2Ride Skateboard Clinics and Learn2Ride BMX Clinics.

Waterskiing enthusiasts will have the chance to check out the various heats of the Junior Moomba Masters and Moomba Masters Championship over the three day event.

Moomba Festival Classic Events

The Birdman Rally is a Moomba Festival favourite. You can catch this family friendly event on the Yarra River, between Princes and Swan Street Bridges on Sunday 11 March.

The Moomba Parade is another key festival favourite, which will be held on Monday 12 March, the final day of the festival. The parade has a new location - St Kilda Road and there will be numerous floats, community groups and performers participating in this annual event. You will also get see the 2012 King and Queen of Moomba; Harry Kewell and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.

There is also the Moomba Carnival and fireworks displays from 9:30pm on each night of the festival.

For the complete Moomba Festival program, please see the official Moomba website, Facebook profile and Twitter.
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Why? March Moomba Festival Family Fun
When: Friday 9th to Monday 12th of March, 2012
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free
Your Comment
this sounds great with all the fun and excitement of moomba but if you are going out to watch the parade is there going to be somewhere people can go and get some lunch during the moomba festivities and enjoy some of the different ranges of food there is to offer or do we have to bring our own lunch not only to the parade but to all of the moomba festivities.
by leigh (score: 0|2) 2826 days ago
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