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Carnival Day

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Carnival Day

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CARNIVAL DAY is our BIG event!

Come and play with us in the Queen’s Gardens on Saturday 3rd November from 10.30am – 5.30pm (cnr. Wyndham & Nixon Streets, Shepparton).
Wander through the stalls and markets; savour the smells and tastes of fresh local produce & home-made treats.
There’s music, entertainment, food & info galore.
Bring your friends, family and loved ones and don’t forget your picnic blanket or chair!
Also, please keep in mind as you plan for the day, that Carnival Day has a no glass policy (drug free event).

– Krystal Ring (Emcee)
– King River Rising
– shOUT Youth Choir
– Rosie Burgess (Duo)
– Piña Tuteri
– Jessica Lorraine
– Past Present
– Slade & Moon
– Josh Sadkowski
– Karen’s Baked Potatoes
– The Swig Rig
– Cafe Buzz Box Coffee
– La Crepe Downunder
– Lion’s Club BBQ
– Rick’s Hot Dog Van
– More…


Performers / Entertainment

Snow lay on the runway and the plane was being defrosted before take-off from Glasgow International Airport, it was January 2011. I was Melbourne bound. I laugh when I think of that story, not for the obvious reasons, but because I had one suitcase and my whole life was in it – now, 7 years later, I have two suitcases just to do a nightly gig! The then 20 something year old Krystal could never have imagined how life would have turned out. In those seven years since it has been my honour to become a contributing member of the LGBTIQ community in Melbourne. I have performed and hosted at nearly every LGBTIQ venue in Melbourne and since November 2017, I have been the host of my own nights at Sloth Bar in Footscray. Along the way I have been crowned Miss Congeniality and winner of the Judy Garland contest at Nationwide competitions. In 2017, I performed on the main stage at the ChillOut Festival and co-hosted the Goulburn Valley Pride’s OUTintheOPEN Festival. In 2018, I had the honour of returning to the ChillOut main stage as well as hosting and performing at The Daylesford Farmers Arms and The Daylesford Hotel over the festival weekend. I am beyond excited to be re-joining the OUTintheOPEN Committee for their annual Festival Day as Emcee as well as launching “GLITZ”, the After Party. I always think that no matter if I’m performing, hosting or just socialising – to add colour and movement – if I can make one person smile, I’ve done my job!


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex elders and their allies are invited to these free social events, learn new dance moves, enjoy delicious catering and drinks and interact with other LGBTI elders and allies. No dance experience needed. All are welcome.


From day one Josh knew he wanted to do two things, 1. Die of a heart attack at the age of 40 and 2. Play music. Well good news, he’s on his way. Josh plays anything from Hard Rock and Heavy Metal to a harsh Acoustic Rock, This boy follows his dreams with a guitar in his left hand, and a burger in his right. Join him on his adventure and help him change this world one terrible self-depreciating dad joke at a time!

Jessica Lorraine is a GV singer songwriter who brings to the stage her stunning vocal quality, acoustic guitar, ukulele, and loop station, to perform her original songs and very unique cover arrangements. Jessica is inspired by a very broad variety of music influences including Ed Sheeran, Middle Kids, Kasey Chambers, Dean Lewis & Amy Shark. She has also just released her new single “High IQ”, following up on the well received 2017 release, “Maybe”.

PINA TUTERI has been performing originals around Melbourne for over 2 decades. She has a new album to be released in the new year called “Gale Force Wind” with her first single “The Trouble” to be released at the end of the year. Her first album “Wonder Years” featured 9 tracks in a Film by LEE GALEA called “MONSTER PIES” and went on to win the Melbourne Queer International Film Festival in 2013. Her song writing business took off in 2011 “I’ll Write A Song For You” Her first single “Love To Love” has been a worldwide success. Pina is currently studying at The Australian Institute of Music.

shOUT (formerly the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Youth Chorus) is Australia’s first queer youth chorus that was founded in 2005. They are a choir existing within and working together with the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus Inc. The Youth Chorus provides young people aged between 18 and 29 of all musical backgrounds and abilities with a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment in which to develop their singing skills.

Known as the 3 piece Rockers to put Satan to sleep and get Grandma dancing, Past Present formed in Shepparton around 2013 and have been gigging and recording constantly, playing their own mix of Progressive, Punk and Hard Rock. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Clowns, Born Lion, Clint Boge, Captives and Batpiss, and also released their debut album (Emancipate Me) in 2016. Following this, they have announced their second album The Beast & The Burden which is due for release on November 30, and contains the acclaimed singles Harlequins and Beherith. They played Out in the Open Fest last year and they’re back here for you again!

Accomplished Melbourne based singer-songwriter KÖDA is truly one-of-a-kind. Renowned for her powerhouse vocals, bubbly yet fierce personality and electric stage presence, KÖDA presents a whole new world of musical eclecticism and delivers it with a trademark rebel strut. Never one to shy away from stretching new musical horizons, she now lends her skills and songwriting prowess as the lead female vocalist of the six-piece indie-rock outfit, Tempus Sun. KÖDA may be young, but she is no stranger to the professional music industry. Her debut single “Scissors”, released early 2018 reached #1 on The Triple J Unearthed Charts as well as achieving radio air play and a sold out Single Launch show. Taking the industry by storm, KÖDA continues to play some of Melbourne’s greatest venues, and since teaming up with Tempus Sun her skills have once again contributed to yet another top 5 single, “Stopp”, released in Spring 2018. Always on the move and searching for another way to challenge herself, KÖDA’s sophomore single “57” sees her take a more serious turn lyrically and shows a more refined rock heavy sound.

Sometimes it’s hard to fit people into boxes and Rosie Burgess is no exception. Sliding from folk to blues to gypsy-roots and back, she crosses more genres than state borders, giving off “more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker” [Drum Media, Sydney], whilst still maintaining her unmistakable flavour. Rosie has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some of the world’s finest artists, firmly securing a place for herself as a festival favourite, both in Australia and North America, at festivals such as California World Fest, Calgary Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, and more. Sharing her passion for the road and adventure, alongside her love of music, she has already won herself a veritable army of loyal fans across the globe.

Slade & Moon are an acoustic duo based around Mooroopna, a regional town in Victoria, Australia. At the ages of 17 and 18, the young duo focus on a broad range of Folk, Indie, Pop and Rock sounds and cover versions from the likes of Angus & Julia Stone, Kylie Minogue, Paul Kelly, Queen and more! They combine a quirky stage presence with sweet melody and soaring vocal harmonies, and are focussing on an EP release in 2019. Catch the duo playing live at a pub near you!

Formed nearly two years ago, King River Rising are a 7 to 9 piece rhythmic powerhouse who push the boundaries of Reggae Rock while paying homage to the genre’s predecessors. Possessing a sound often compared to John Mayer and Sublime, KRR’s vibe is unrelenting and alleviating. With wailing soloists that can keep up with a pumping rhythm section, the line-up includes three-part harmonies, keys and a traditional Rock band setup. Topping this off is front man Ward Hancock’s unique style of songwriting – one that is influenced by both Jamaican and Islander Reggae, but also by the Indigenous Australian Reggae he grew up with living in Darwin. The start of 2018 went off with a bang – a month long East Coast tour was organised and hit everywhere in between Canberra and Noosa. Playing an average of 5.5 gigs per week and on the same bill as Band of Frequencies, Darky Roots, Rasta Unity, Swamp Stompers, Dubarray, Sun Salute and Dave Spry, the boys got a taste of Australia’s thriving Reggae and Roots scene – and saw their band with an average age of 22 hold up to some of Australia’s best touring acts. While continuing to wake trips away to regional Victoria and New South Wales, KRR are starting Melbourne’s first regular live band Reggae night in St. Kilda. Coupled with a January 2019 East Coast tour, their hunger to be part of and develop Australia’s Reggae scene proves that King River Rising is a young band to watch.


Stallholders / Food Vendors

Dykes on Bikes Melbourne – Dykes on Bikes Melbourne Inc is an incorporated association for lesbian motorcyclists, operating as a not for profit organisation registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria. Our mission is to provide an informal, not for profit club for lesbian women who ride motorcycles.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)

Lions Club of Shepparton Inc. BBQ – Not for profit volunteer service club – catering BBQs for the community

Café Buzz Box – Café Buzz cater for all types of coffees, teas, hot choc, chais, milkshakes, iced coffee and choc. Homemade truffles, muffins, banana bread, cakes and slices. As well as hotdogs, steamed dim sims and fried chips.

La Crepe Downunder – At La Crepe we cater for sweet and savoury crepes and gluten free crepes. Our savoury crepes are gluten free, made from buckwheat flour. We have an extensive menu, we love what we do and have a friendly team.  Egg and bacon rolls too.

Karen’s Baked Potatoes – Baked Potatoes with butter, cheese, sour cream, bacon, coleslaw, pineapple, corn, spring onions, hot creamy cauliflower sauce, mexican chilli con carne (gluten free food)

Rick’s Hot Dog Van – Mobile food van serving hot food (hotdogs, chips, potato cakes, dim sims, hot jam doughnuts, etc.), soft drinks.

The Swig Rig – Provide a beverage choice to compliment food served at events. This includes beer, wine, cider, small selection of mixed spirits, soft drink & water.

Cocktails 2 U – We are a small business, essentially a pop up bar service. We specialise in making cocktails. We wll be making and selling cocktails in plastic takeaway cups.

ONE FM LIVE radio broadcast – Live, Local Radio

It’s Party Time Jumping castle

Activities in the Park – Array of giant games (scrabble, jenga, cards etc.)

Goulburn Valley Regional Libraries – Our libraries are for everyone. Displaying a sample of resources available at your library. Pick up a book list to read more about the LGBTI experience.

headspace Shepparton/CASA – headspace = youth mental health. GVCASA = Centre Against Sexual Assault. Interactive site, mental health, merchandise.

Berry Street – Youth FOYER – Berry Street is Victoria’s largest independent child & family services organisation. We believe all children should have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.

Wellways – Mental health & disability support organisation that offers a range of tailored services to support people in the community. For: families, friends and carers.

Shepparton Animal Rescue & Rehoming (VincentCare) – Rescue and rehome unwanted pets. Educate on responsible pet ownership. Volunteer run not for profit. Keen to do PR/raise profile + recruit foster carers.

Victoria Police – Provide a safe, secure and orderly society by serving the community and the law.

Queer Greens Victoria / Goulburn Murray Greens – Queer Greens Victoria advocate in the interests of LGBTIQ people within the Victorian Greens and across the broader community.

StartOut Australia – StartOUT Australia provides role models online to young people of diverse sexuality and gender struggling to come to terms with their sexuality or gender.

Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force – GLITF provides support and assistance, through it’s pro bono registered migration advisors, to the non-resident partner of an individual who is on Australian Citizenship, or Permanent Resident.

Living Positive Victoria – Advocacy and support for people living with HIV.

Rainbow Labor – Small community group of LGBTIQ and ally Victorian Labor Party members.

Switchboard Victoria Out & About – Switchboard provides a free and anonymous peer based phone counselling service to Victoria’s LGBTIQ communities. Out and About – volunteer-based home visiting program who identify as LGBTIQ & live in VIC

Victorian Pride Centre – The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing LGBTIQ communities together in a single and powerful space.

Uniting GNE Shepparton / Diversity Project – Uniting is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. We are 7000 passionate people providing over 700 programs and services.

Greater Shepparton LGBTI+ Community Alliance – Greater Shepparton’s LGBTI+ community and service providers together

Intereach – Bendigo – Local National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) partner in community enabling people to have access to the right information relating to their needs.

OUTintheOPEN Information Tent & Goulburn Valley Pride Inc. – Greater Shepparton’s LGBTIQA+ social support group.

Roger’s Clutter and Second Hand Books – Quality second hand books of all types (including a selection of gay-literature).

Tye dyed Clothing and Air Brushed Face Painting + temp tattoo

Little Goodie New Shoes – “Through a love of fun and fasion LGNS wishes to bring a sense of happiness into what can sometimes be a mundane activity – wearing a pair of shoes. We hope that just by looking down at your feet during the day, you can revisit that happy feeling, no matter what you may be doing at the time.”

Henna By Azeesa – Natural henna tattoos – specialising in traditional and contemporary henna.

GROW – Mental wellness programs

Down an’ Dirty Campaign – This campaign is aimed at sexually adventurous men and looks at the kinkier side of sexual pleasure. It provides information on what some people might consider to be more sexually wilder practices and you can ask the health professionals and sex experts a question.

Thorne Harbour Health – PRONTO! Rapid HIV Testing – Rapid HIV testing.

St. John’s First Aid – St John Ambulance is Australia’s leading provider of first aid services, training and equipment and is a trusted brand with over 130 years of experience.


This event is part of the Out in the Open Festival.

Out in the Open Festival - logo, with Festival and Greater Shepparton wording

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Carnival Day

Sound Shell Hall, Queens Gardens, Shepparton, VIC, 3630

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