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Carnival Day

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Carnival Day

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OUTintheOPEN is Shepparton’s Festival celebrating LGBTI+ pride and community diversity.
CARNIVAL DAY is our BIG event!
Come and play with us in the Queen’s Gardens on Sunday 3rd November from 10.30am – 4.30pm (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).

Performers / Entertainment

Bailey Slade, frontman of Past Present, is a 19 year old that has been born and raised in the Goulburn Valley in Victoria, based around Mooroopna. He explores a Folk Punk sound taken from The Smith Street Band playbook on his upcoming release known as After-Party. With lyrical themes of mental illness and the mundane and fantastic musical prowess, the After-Party EP was released on November 20 in 2019 through all major streaming platforms, with an album on the way.

Phoebe Belle is an emerging young artist who just wants to make music that people will love OR so that people will love her, still deciding. She has been writing music for as long as she can remember and performing for as long as she’s been any good at it. The highlight of Phoebe’s career so far has been performing as Link Larkin in Hairspray and every other male lead in her high school productions for the past 3 years #tallgirlproblems. Phoebe aspires to be loved and admired by all. Jokes aside, Phoebe aspires to become a music teacher and to release music that she hopes will get noticed by Shawn Mendes or Billie Eilish, preferably sooner rather than later because she wants to marry young. Phoebe Belle is super excited to be releasing her first EP very soon, titled Metamorphosis!

After a three year hiatus, The Murks are getting back together for Out in the Open. Playing their alternative rhythmic creations this new lineup will smash out their classics and get you grooving!

Parmy Dhillon is a genuine character. The Melbourne singer-songwriter delivers powerful music that deals in raw, honest emotion. His latest release, Parmy Dhillon serves up “Mad City” (His long awaited debut with band- The New Science) not just a collection of songs but a movie soundtrack to the short film of the same name. The tracks stay true to the infamous Melbourne hard rock scene from where they were crafted, whilst hailing to the Alternative Rock sound of the 90’s. The New Science are an outfit that leave a lasting impression with their solid grooves and unique take on hard rock, comprising of Dave Lahn (Drums) Clay Beasy (Bass) and Rob Puglisi (Guitar); Complimented by the song writing & melodies of Parmy Dhillon (Acoustic/Vocals).

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. 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!

Jeffry’s Cabbage are a three piece band that found their beginnings in Shepparton. Their style holds place in the indie/pop genre, with the boys bringing good vibes and lively performance filled with humour. Now Melbourne based they have been working on a variety of projects and recording their collective works through their producer and bassist Kyle Dyson.

The 4 piece Progressive rockers that 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 have also released two albums; Emancipate Me in 2016 and The Beast & The Burden in 2018, which contains the acclaimed singles Harlequins and Beherith. Following this, they are currently in the works of a third album, which carries on from the themes showcased on their second album.

Wollongong duo Cry Club blend heavy-hitting post-punk with a glittering pop sentimentality. Made up of vocalist Heather Riley and guitarist Jonathon Tooke, they tackle everything from pervasive homophobia to flaky mates while maintaining a distinct kindness to all those around them. Since forming in January this year, they’ve supported the likes of Moaning Lisa, Sports Bra and Slowly Slowly and showcased at BIGSOUND. Much like their live show, debut single ‘Walk Away’ – a gripping and personal take on the effects last year’s plebiscite had on Riley – slaps you across the face from the get-go and doesn’t let up its intensity. Cry Club are endearingly humble, a little bit nerdy and very sweet; they’ll high-kick their way to your heart in no time.

Melbourne trio Huntly have spent recent years steadily building a reputation as one of Australia’s most evocative and dynamic live electronic acts, known affectionately as “doof you can cry to”. Huntly’s 2019 debut album, ‘Low Grade Buzz’ is a fully developed meditation on this manifesto; hailed to set new standards for innovative and versatile songwriting, meticulous production, and compelling lyricism. Pulsing between the borders of Australian experimental pop, R&B, and dance music scenes, Huntly are known for their profound musical range and their capacity to forge inclusive spaces that validate emotional vulnerability. Their expertise in writing and production, combined with their dedicated and intentional live approach has captured attention from listeners worldwide. ‘Low Grade Buzz’ (Barely Dressed Records/Remote Control) was released in March of this year, and has since secured features and rotation slots across national and international radio, widespread features on Spotify and Amazon Music ‘best new music’ playlists, and scored Huntly a spot as Apple Music’s ‘best new artist of the week’. With sold out Australian launch shows and a recent signing to North American label House Arrest, Huntly’s unique sound has emerged as a point of distinction and connection with listeners, as 2019 sees the trio bursting onto the international scene.


Stallholders / Food Vendors

headspace Shepparton – Youth mental health. Interactive site, mental health, merchandise.

SAM – Shepparton Art Museum

GV Regional Libraries Shepparton – 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.

GROW – Weekly peer support groups for mental wellness – Shepparton (Wed 1pm) and Mooroopna (Wed 7pm)

Set In Cement – I sell hand made crafts mosaics, bird baths and pot creations.

THCountry – THCountry is a Bendigo-based service that covers the Loddon Mallee Region. Our vision is a future without HIV, and a world where all sexually and gender diverse people live with dignity and equal rights, participating fully in our society. THCountry provides a range of support for people living with and affected by HIV and other blood born viruses.

Tye Dyed Clothing & Airbrush face painting + temp tattoo – Tye Dyed Clothing & Airbrush face painting + temp tattoo

St. John’s Ambulance – 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.

OUTintheOPEN Info Tent/GV Pride OUTintheOPEN Festival info tent

The 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.

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

Carers Victoria – Carers Victoria is recognised as the peak body for carers & caring families in Victoria, providing services for carers & advocating for them.

Switchboard Victoria/Out And About – Switchboard is a community based NFP providing peer based volunteer run support services for LGBTQIA+ people, their friends, families and allies.

Uniting GNE/Diversity Group – 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.

Gee Be Publications – Author

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

Little Goodie New Shoes – Through a love of fun and fashion 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.

Into The Wild Education – wildlife petting zoo

GOTAFE – Every day is open day at GOTAFE. We have campuses in Shepparton, Benalla, Wangaratta, Seymour and Werribee. Enquire now.

It’s Party Time Jumping Castle

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

Berry Street – 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.

Thorne Harbour Health – PRONTO! van Rapid HIV testing.

Little Pops Handmade Jewellery – Handmade earrings, rings, pendants, hair clips and keyrings. Stunning pieces that are surgical stainless steel and nickel free – great for sensitive skin.

VincentCare – Victoria Community program information: Marian Community – Specialist Family Violence, Emergency Relief/Resilience, HCP. Rainbow tick accredited.


ONE FM – outdoor broadcast (Wyndham Street end) Live, Local Radio

APMHA Healthcare Suicide prevention

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.

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

Top Notch Poffertjes – Mini dutch pancakes (Poffertjes) served with choice of toppings, ice-cream, etc. Cold drinks.

The Swig Rig Mobile bar. Beer, wine, cider, small selection mixed spirits, soft drinks, water.

I Love Churros – We serve traditional and authentic Spanish churros, Spanish hot chocolate, dogchurros and Spanish sangria (non alcoholic).

GV Water Cafe – Goulburn Valley Water’s Water Cafe provides FREE tap water. Our ‘Choose Tap’ campaign aims to increase awareness of the health & environmental benefits of drinking tap water.

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

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

Event & Ticketing details


Dates & Times


Carnival Day

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

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