Saturday 19 March 2016

On Stage

Upper Reserve

12.00pm Official Festival Opening including Welcome to Country with Uncle Ian Hunter. Introduction of our 2016 Festival Monarchs, Glen, Heather and Hugh, Majors and local Councillors.
12.15pm Warrandyte Primary School & Bush Band
1.00pm Anderson’s Creek Primary School
1.30pm Park Orchards Primary School
2.00pm Wonga Park Primary School
2.30pm Warrandyte High School
3.00pm Sonic Dance
3.30pm Wonnies School Bands
5.15pm Zac Saber
6.00pm The Scrims
7.00pm Teskey Brothers
8.00pm GL
9.00pm Ainslie Wills

Lower Riverbank near Rotunda

Featuring young, up-and-coming Melbourne artists.

12.00pm Carmen Up, children’s performer
12.45pm African Star, African drumming and dancing
1.30pm Olly Friend
2.30pm Mango Retreat
3.10pm Sunborne
3.50pm Side Glance

7.00pm Tango dance lessons
7.30pm “Milonga” (Tango social dance)

Lower Riverbank adjacent to the Warrandyte Community Church

Boogie Central is the place to be this Festival. Come and watch exciting dance groups and shows then have a go yourself. It’s about getting your groove on and participating. Dance groups will give lessons, with fun and laughs for all. Transport yourself to Argentina for a Milonga on Saturday night and boogie your way through Sunday afternoon with a variety of high energy acts.

12.30pm The Funky Monkeys Circus Band -The wonderfully engaging, children’s musical act and circus show. A clever mix of great music coupled with children’s entertainment. Fun for all ages.
1.35pm Panton Hills Ukulele Club – Crowd-pleasing, with many familiar tunes for all to enjoy
2.10pm African Star – Energetic and interactive African drumming workshop.
3.10pm Dr. Jazz & the Gangster Palace – Putting their circus performers stamp on the best swing tunes from the past, combined with toe tapping original tracks. Everyone will be having a ball, especially Ruby! Our little pocket rocket Lead Vocalist!


Warrandyte Festival Street Parade

Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Yarra Street (from Mitchell Ave to Stiggant St).
Celebrate the Warrandyte Festival with a colourful and festive extravaganza.
An icon of the Warrandyte Festival, the Street Parade features local school children, sporting groups, artists, dancers, bands, CFA brigades, horses and more – each showcasing their passions and talents. This year, parade entrants will celebrate the 2016 theme ‘Boogie in the Bush’.
Commentary provided at the Community Centre, The Grand Warrandyte, east of Forbes Street and Stiggants Reserve.
Registration and marshalling information
Enquiries: parade @

Please note that Yarra St (between the Warrandyte Bridge roundabout and Harris Gully Rd roundabout) will be closed to traffic from approximately 10.30am until 12.00pm on Saturday 19 March 2016.

Natures Playground

Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Adjacent to the children’s playground, Upper Reserve
Info: ‘Nature’s Playground’ offers a range of art and craft activities for children of all ages. Directed by local Art Therapist Tania Virgona. This artistic project provides an opportunity for children to collectively create unique artistic instalments such as nests, sculptures and cubby houses that are strongly influenced by our indigenous heritage and natural materials.
Come along and learn how to see the natural environment as a place with limitless options to play, imagine, relax and explore.
Sponsor: Proudly supported by Manningham City Council.
Cost: Free

Services and amenities

Information Caravan: Upper Reserve.

The Info Caravan will be manned by Festival Volunteers all weekend. Come and say hello, buy a duck and a water bottle, look for lost property or ask a question. Please approach our roaming volunteers wearing red festival t-shirts if you have any questions or suggestions.


Please note that during the Festival, street parking is free but may be limited in the streets surrounding Stiggants Reserve. Permit parking areas strictly reserved for permit holders only. Permits must be displayed at all times.

First Aid: Lower Reserve near the Stiggant Street car park

First aid is provided by St John Ambulance.


The closest ATM to Stiggants Reserve is located in the IGA at Goldfields Shopping Centre (Warrandyte Road).

Festival Feasting

A wide range of food and drinks to suit every taste. Available all weekend (including
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings).