Strap yourself in and prepare for the ride; Oz Kink Fest is back once again bringing fetish enthusiasts, experts and retailers together for the kinkiest 10 days Melbourne has seen!
Open to anyone over the age of 18, the Oz Kink Fest is an annual festival in September for the alternate and kink community of Australia, uniting all those of alternative lifestyles and sexuality groups. The festival offers a variety of opportunities, events and talented persons who present on a wide range of techniques and skills for all interests and kinks – whether they are a fetish fashionista, a curious newbie or an experienced and seasoned player.
With 10 days of kink to explore and zero judgement, we’ve rounded up some highlights from the program.
A place to meet and socialise with others who have similar interests, and a place to fulfil your shopping fetish, the Fetish Expo is where you’ll want to be. With a unique trading and socialising environment, the expo features more than 60 local and interstate stallholders – with the majority specialising in toys for men, including major sponsors, Aphrodite’s Pleasure, Lucrezia and De Sade, Sanctuary, Sex Life Therapy, and Eagle Leather. Here, you’ll find everything and anything, from shoes to corsets or even whips and chains – whatever your fetish, you will find it here. The expo also features performances every hour (including a tempting live show by MenXclusive), fantastic food, educational and community connection opportunities and a Grand Fashion Show which showcases some of Australia’s finest alternative designers. If you’re not sure what you’re into, or you just want to dip your toes in and buy yourself something pretty, than the Fetish Expo is the event for you.
Saturday 15th September 12pm – 7pm
Fetish Expo After Party
As the sun goes down prepare to party as the guest DJ whips up the crowd’s enthusiasm while the many play areas will be kept busy. There will be play and dungeon areas to satisfy your kinky cravings (maybe even test out your day’s purchases) so dress up in your finest fetish wear and party the night away. This is a licensed event so you get to enjoy the bar too!
Saturday 15th September 8.30pm – Midnight
Held at Chasers Nightclub in South Yarra, this is undoubtedly one of the best fetish nights in Australia! Promising an amazing night with some of Australia’s kinkiest performers, go all out and dress to impress in your finest fetish wear – seriously, the dress code is strictly FETISH. Think leather, latex, goth, glam, burlesque and alternative, the list goes on. DJ Scott Anderson will be on the decks whipping up the crowd enthusiasm so you can get down and dirty on the dance floor or get creative in the play areas. There is also a quieter social chill out bar area where you can explore the more intimate pleasures the night has to offer. Dance, play, socialise and enjoy the night!
Friday 21st September 9.30pm – 3.00am
Returning for a night of pleasure and pain, this one is not for the faint hearted. A more ‘traditional’ warehouse style, hardcore play focused party, Klub Kunst will entice you on a journey in the ultimate surrounds for those who wish to play hide and beat, breath taking(literally) performances and play equipment where ever you turn. Dress up, play, watch, play with each other, this is a night of unrestricted play where anything goes with a strict fetish dress code which will be enforced.
Saturday 22nd September 8pm – 2am
Workshops, skill shares, Munches and more
There will be plenty of complimentary events running throughout the entire course of the ten amazing days of Oz Kinkfest. The ultimate in total sensory overload! Learn, share, socialise, and indulge. The workshops and skill shares are carefully curated, then presented by some of Australia’s finest and most knowledgeable fetishists. Oz Kink Fest is committed to providing information and environments that facilitate the opportunity for responsible individuals to consensually discover, explore, engage, educate and enjoy the diversity and delights within Melbourne’s Fetish Communities. Join in and learn how to have maximum pleasure with maximum safety.
Each event provides a line-up of some of Australia’s most amazing alternative performers that leave the crowds wowed year after year. This year’s performers will not disappoint with acts such as Melbourne’s booty poppin’ high kicking dance duet from Glitter and Snatch, MenXclusive Australia; Melbourne based Acrobatic Circus Aerialist performerElina Skye; Melbourne based sword swallower, sideshow performer, aerialist and burlesque artist Elle Diablo; Sydney Dominatrix Mistress Tokyo and contemporary performance artist Paloma Negra; glamdrogynous drag deity Glitterfist; Fiery, fierce and sparktasical Sparkarella and many more. Check out them online and prepare to be amazed!
If you have ever harboured any form of interest in the alternative lifestyle community this festival is the perfect chance to learn more, and to discover people with a wide range of interests. This is an opportunity to try something, or several somethings for the first time, and a chance to play out any hidden desires, or even to attempt your biggest and/or deepest fantasy.
When & Where: Various locations across Melbourne – September 14 – 24
Find out more via www.ozkinkfest.com/