Saturday 25 March 2017

Warrandyte Festival Street Parade
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Yarra Street (start at Mitchell Ave, end at Stiggant St).
Info: Celebrate Warrandyte Festival with a colourful and festive extravaganza. An icon of Warrandyte Festival, the Street Parade features local school children, sporting groups, artists, dancers, bands, CFA trucks, dogs and more – each showcasing their passions and talents. This year, parade entrants will celebrate the 2017 theme ‘Since ’77: 40 Years of Fun’.
Commentary provided at: The Community Centre, The Grand Warrandyte, East of Forbes Street and Stiggants Reserve.
Registration and marshalling information: Parade Marshalling

NOTE: 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 25 March 2017

MAIN STAGE: Upper Reserve
12.00pm Official Festival Opening. Welcome to Country with Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Ian Hunter.
Introduction of 2017 Festival monarchs (1977 Festival Founders), Mayors and local councillors. Announcement of Grand Parade winners.
12.15pm Anderson’s Creek Primary School
12.45pm Warrandyte Primary School & Bush Band
1.30pm Park Orchards Primary School
2.00pm Wonga Park Primary School
2.30pm Warrandyte High School
3.00pm Wonnies School Bands
3.30pm Enchoir
4.00pm Street Dance Studios – Hip Hop
5.00pm Mango Retreat
6.00pm Dannika
7.00pm The Scrims
8.00pm Teskey Brothers
9.00pm Kylie Auldist

RIVERBANK STAGE: Lower Riverbank near the rotunda
12.00pm Keeping the Beat, children’s entertainer
12.45pm Miss Ellaneous
1.30pm Fulton Street
2.30pm Watercolour
3.30pm Sideglance

THE LOUNGE: Downhill from the Community Church
The String Bands Legacy
String Band music has its roots in some of the traditional music of England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany, travelling with immigrants to the Americas where it was influenced by African and South American sounds, the new culture and landscape. It morphed into Old Time or Appalachian folk, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing and Jazz as other stringed instruments were added.
12.00 – 1.00pm Gob Iron String Band Authentic, Old-Time Cajun
1.20 – 2.20pm The Stetson Family – Original songwriting, harmonies, Country
2.40 – 3.40pm Honeyfields – The Irish tradition, harmonies
4.00 – 5.00pm Strzelecki Stringbusters – The Ultimate String Band

YMCA Youth Zone
Location: Upper Reserve, near the Water Slide
Time: 1.00pm – 6.30 pm
The Manningham YMCA Youth Zone will be set up at the Warrandyte Festival for you to come hang out with our Youth Service team and Young Leaders throughout the day. Our Youth Zone will include:

  • Beats all day! As well as a line-up of live musicians throughout the afternoon.
  • Games, activities and maybe even some Comps!
  • Chill out zone for any young peeps just wanting to sit and hangout.
  • Have your say – we want as many young voices as possible from Manningham to come and inform us on all the current youth issues!

Saturday Night Milonga Tango – Riverbank Stage
Join us for great music, dance lessons and fabulous community festival fare. Enjoy the splendid Yarra River settings and revel in a real Milonga out in the bush! Milonga at Warrandyte Festival with a Tango Class and special show from Sidewalk Tango’s Performance Troupe, then it’s two hours of Milonguero fun!
An open level class will be held before the Milonga.
Class and Show: 7.00pm – 7.30pm
Milonga: 7.30pm – 10.30pm ‘Tango DJ’