Two lucky Forte readers are set to win a double pass each to ChillOut Festival shows Daddy and Ballroom Blitz.
From March 10 until March 14 (Labour Day weekend), Australia’s longest-running and largest regional pride festival will take place in regional Victoria’s LGBTQIA mecca of Daylesford once again, inviting visitors of all ages to dance, prance, chill and shake a tail feather across four days of fabulous festivity. While events in the capital cities might be a lot bigger, ChillOut Festival retains a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to let your hair down, and has found a special place in the hearts of the LGBTIQ community across Australia – and the world.
To celebrate the upcoming festival and its glistening 25th year, we’re giving away double passes to two of the festival’s most anticipated events.
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The first is ChillOut festival’s Friday night dance party Ballroom Blitz, featuring KEIINO (the Norwegian Eurovision Pop group), Plaster of Paris, The Lost Girls, Found, and DJ Bangerz n Mash at Victoria Park, Daylesford. Kicking off from 7:30pm on Friday, March 11 at Victoria Park in Daylesford, this will be a dance party to remember with an extra hour of DJ for more dancing …COVID-safely!
The second event we’re giving a double pass away to is Daddy at Daylesford Town Hall. Don’t tell his dentist, but Joel Bray’s cravings are getting out of hand. He’s looking to live the sweet life, yet the sugar hits of nostalgia and fantasy are all too short-lived, and behind it all there’s a need that can never be sated.
Daddy is the latest work from one of the most electric new figures in Australian dance. Here he probes one of the paradoxes of our age: when so much is on offer, why are we left so hungry? From the sugar-coated idyll of childhood reminiscence to the glazed excesses of queer adulthood, Joel’s story proves that a sweet tooth is a dangerous thing. Short-lived highs give way to the inevitable comedowns before the cycle begins all over again.
And like a kid in a candy store, an imperial hunger for Aboriginal Australia consumes all it encounters – land, women and children – like fistfuls of sugar. Hilarious, provocative and heartfelt, this world premiere tickles the nerve endings of desire while prodding the cavities left by colonisation. Featuring Joel Bray’s trademark confection of conversation, dance and all-you-can-eat audience participation, Daddy is a sweet feast with a deadly aftertaste.
The free pass will get you into his show on Sunday, March 13 at 4pm.
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