Saturday 21 March 2015

Please note that the 2016 Program will be available online in February 2016.

The Warrandyte Festival is a no smoking event across the entire Reserve, all weekend.

On Stage

Performance times subject to change without notice

Riverbank Stage – Lower Riverbank near the Rotunda

11.30am Uptown Brown
12.45pm African Star
1.30pm Sideglance (indie rock)
2.05pm Pinball Machine (indie rock)
2.40pm Tristen Bird
3.40pm FLAXXON (hip hop pop)
4.15pm Limited Express (aged between 12 and 16, Limited Express blend influences from ska, roots, rock and reggae into a fun live set)

Main Stage – Upper Reserve

12.00pm Official Festival Opening including Welcome to Country with Uncle Ian Hunter and introduction of 2015 Festival Monarchs Cherry and Joff plus local Councillors
12.15pm Be Ready Warrandyte with Captain Koala
12.30pm Anderson’s Creek Primary School
1.00pm Warrandyte Primary School & Bush Band
1.45pm Park Orchards Primary School
2.15pm Wonga Park Primary School
2.45pm Warrandyte High School
3.15pm Sonic Dance
3.45pm Wonnies School Bands
5.15pm Riffmasters
6.00pm Scrimshaw Four
7.00pm The Winter Suns
8.00pm Jakubi
9.20pm Rat & Co

Smart Arts Central (work shop space)

Location: Smart Arts tent, downhill from the Community Church, Lower Reserve
12.00pm The Funky Monkeys children’s music and circus show
12.45pm Tristan Bird ukulele workshop for one and all
1.45pm African Star drumming workshop
2.40pm Niki na Meadhra professional story teller and theater artist
4.00pm Warrandyte Jujitsu Club demonstrations and workshop

Events and activities

Event: Warandyte Festival Street Parade

Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Yarra Street (from Mitchell Avenue to Stiggant Street)
Info: An icon of the Warrandyte Festival, the Street Parade features local school children, sporting groups, artists, dancers, bands, CFA trucks, horses and more – each showcasing their passions and talents.  This year, parade entrants will celebrate the 2015 theme ‘Smart Arts’.
Commentary provided at the Community Centre, The Grand Warrandyte, east of Forbes Street and Stiggants Reserve.
Registration: Registration and marshalling information available at

Please note that Yarra Street (between the Warrandyte Bridge roundabout and Harris Gully Road roundabout) will be closed to traffic from approximately 10.30am until 12.00pm on Saturday 21 March 2015.

Event: Camel Rides

Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm (times subject to change)
Location: Rides depart from the bottom of Police Street
Info: Fancy a stroll along the Yarra? Atop a camel?
Cost: Charges apply

Event: Art and Craft Market

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Upper Reserve
Info: Looking for a gift or a new piece of art for your home? What about some new clothes for the kids, jewellery for a friend or a pot plant for the house? This home-grown and hand-made market provides an opportunity for talented local artisans to showcase their products and services.

Event: Kid’s Art and Craft Activities

Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: The Top Tent, Upper Reserve
Info: Run by the Warrandyte Uniting Church and St Stephens Anglican Church, this is a great opportunity for some ‘quiet time’ as kids explore their creative side
Cost: Free

Event: Warrandyte Sporting Group

Time:  12.00pm – 5.00pm (times subject to change)
Location: Adjacent to the Giant Water Slide, Upper Reserve
Info: Lots of fun and fabulous family activities run throughout the weekend. Proudly hosted by the Warrandyte Sporting Group.

Event: Scouts’ Giant Water Slide

Time: 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Location: Upper Reserve, between Main Stage and Stiggant Street
Info: All kids welcome to slip and slide down the Stiggants Reserve hill. BYO bathers and towel, Change tent available. Run by Warrandyte/Park Orchards Scout Group
Cost: Charges apply

Services and amenities at the Festival

First Aid

Location: Lower Reserve near the Stiggant Street car park (refer to map)
Info: First aid is provided by St John Ambulance

Festival Food

Info: A wide range of food and drinks to suit every taste.
Time: Available all weekend (including Saturday and Sunday evenings in Upper Reserve only)


Info: Please note that during the Festival, street parking is free but may be limited in the streets surrounding Stiggants Reserve

Parents and Carers Tent

Location: Lower Riverbank near Toy Library stall
Info: This is a quiet chill out space for parents, carers and young children. A private partitioned area for feeding as well as a nappy change area available.
Host: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Information Caravan

Location: Upper Reserve
Info: The Info Caravan will be manned by Festival Volunteers all weekend. Come and say hello, buy a duck, 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


Info: The closest ATMs to Stiggants Reserve are Yarra Street (just up from The Grand) or in IGA at Goldfields Shopping Centre (Warrandyte Road)