The Village Festival

Friday 27 October 2017 - Sunday 29 October 2017

Image: Richard Barker

Enter through the impressive façade and discover an alternative utopian world chock-full of music, theatre, visual art, installations, puppetry, story-telling, cooking, workshops and a whole lot more at the Village Festival extravaganza.

This year, The Village has a special focus on works by young, emerging and experimental artists. Students from Fitzroy High School and Alice Miller School in Macedon lead Maze of Motions, a creative collaboration looking at the depth and complexity of our emotions. The festival also features a preview performance of The Garden of Sorrows: Snuff Puppets’ giant puppet adaptation of the illustrated book of fables by John Hughes and Marco Luccio in which iconic Australian animals take on human qualities.

The Main Stage music program features the best of Melbourne’s emerging and established musos including Masco Sound System, The Number Nineteens, Copperhead Brass Band, Hello Tut Tut, Low Down Big Band, All Day Fritz and Chaos Magnet.

The Village World Kitchen is the imaginary love-child of Nigella and the Swedish chef. This fun, performative food stage invites chefs and home cooks from around the world (and around the corner) to share their stories about food, all whilst cooking scrumptious dishes to taste.

This festival of amazing and fun activities has something for everyone!

Friday 27 October: 6 PM – 12 midnight
Saturday 28 October: 12 PM – 12midnight
Sunday 29 October: 12 PM – 8 PM

Entry by donation. Proceeds directly support the artists and performers that make up the festival.

Download the program

The festival website

Supported by City of Yarra through the Creative Yarra Grants Program and Creative Victoria

Date and time:
Friday 27 October 2017 - Sunday 29 October 2017

Edinburgh Gardens