Village By The Lake at Benalla Festival
Saturday 10th of November 2018
Lake Benalla Foreshore
Fawkner Drive, Benalla
Welcome to Village By The Lake!
The Village by the Lake will provide a vibrant mix of live music, performing and visual arts, children’s entertainment and theatre, workshops, food and beverage, all culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. Spark your curiosity and get involved as the creative folk of Benalla proudly perform, alongside some special guests.
Our Backyard Music Stage
2.30pm – P-12 College Stage Band
2.50pm – Official Opening with Cr. Barbara Alexander
3.30pm – FCJ College
4.10pm – Winner of the Freeza Open Mic
4.20pm – Ellen James (folksy local singer songwriter with heart)
5.30pm – The Senegambian Jazz Band (high-energy blend of beats, funk and Afro-jazz)
With a newly launched album ‘Where Were You?’ having a big impact across the country, local identity Adam Toms will rock out in full band mode performing songs from the album along with a few surprises. Adam’s style combines country, rock and blues and his set is sure to sizzle.
7.50pm – Oz Rock Express
Paying homage to all the great Aussie bands from ‘Our Backyard’. Their mission is simple: big sound, great songs,high energy rock and roll, rock the world and ensure that everyone who comes to see them perform is blown away and leave wanting more. Expect to hear classics from AC/DC, Jimmy Barnes, Icehouse, Hunters & Collectors, Daryl Braithwaite and a whole lot more. Sing along: you can’t resist it!
9.00pm – Benalla Motor Group Fireworks
Enjoy spectacular fireworks near Lake Benalla by Marshall Fireworks Australia. Please note: Subject to weather conditions the fireworks will be released as night falls somewhere between 9pm-9.15pm.
The World Kitchen
This performative food stage hosts cooking demonstrations by local chefs, food stories and a kids’ cooking workshop.
2.30pm – Thai Cooking
3.30pm – Kids Cook-up
4.30pm – Spanish Style
6.00pm – Rainbow Eggs
11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the Armistice and the end of the Anzac Centenary. To acknowledge this important historical milestone, the Victorian Government presents this special street theatre performance designed to educate, raise awareness and remember a defining time in our history. This live theatre production will tell the story of Australia’s bandsmen who were both stretcher bearers and military musicians in World War One. Members of the Rose City Band will feature in this storytelling performance.
Entrepreneurial kids from Benalla and beyond will be selling or swapping their old toys, clothes, handmade artworks or poetry or anything really. Grab yourself a bargain. Want to be part of it? Contact Caroll: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Backyard Treasure Hunt
3.30pm; 5.30pm; 7pm
Think you know Benalla? Join local hosts on a treasure hunt tour that is entertaining and informative. Starts from the Sundial.
Pre-bookings prior to the event can be made by contacting the Benalla Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5762 1749.
This is the place for the young and young at heart. Become a circus star, trying hula hoops, juggling and diablo. Get involved in the interactive workshops including puppet play, clowning, storytelling and giant bubbles. Be amazed by the Fire and Ice Magic Show. Hosted by Jimmy J, Ruby Ray, Helli Hoops and Shaggles the Clown.
Kids! Come closer! Come inside this spectacular upsidedown boat theatre space and explore its oddities. Your host Miss Hera See weaves stories both ancient and modern into an intriguing interactive performance. What is the keeper of secrets willing to reveal? Are you brave? Are you very brave?
Wrong Town Boutique is a place open for all to come, hunt and scavenge, to create, alter and adjust their own free costume. A place to dress up and dance to funky disco tunes, strut on the catwalk, and emerge into the festival a more funny version of yourself!
Crazy Viking host Gherkin Khan returns with more good old fashioned retro kids’ games.
So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance?
Just like So You Think You Can Dance, but with added fun! Enter the competition and bust your best moves, or sit back and watch the silliness unfold.
Wind Over the Wings
Feel yourself gliding through the skies with a ride in the Gliding Club of Victoria’s flight simulator located on the foreshore near its static display. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, head out to the airfield to try the real thing!
Glow in the Dark
As night falls look out for the Benalla SES marquee and purchase one of their many crazy and fun glow sticks. Proceeds to Benalla SES emergency projects.
The Cat’s Pyjamas
This is the place to get all crafty. You’ll be amazed what you can make in 20 minutes. With local arts treasure Kurt Saggers.
And watch out for the giant-sized incredible bugs!
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