Djerriwarrh Festival

When: Saturday 10 November 2018

Time: 11am  

  •  Street Parade “Everything that Glitters”
  •  The Lion’s Club Carnival (until 11pm)

           12pm - 10pm

  • International food bazaar (food court)

          12pm - 4pm    

  •  Community Showcase Ring  

          12pm – 5pm     

  •  Sustainable Lane 
  •  Get Active Expo
  •  Pet Expo
  •  Community Info Zone
  •  Buskers Tree
  •  Market Stall Village
  •  Intercultural Stage
  •  Tiny Tots Town

          4pm - 7pm

  • Youth Stage

          5pm - 10pm    

  • 6.45pm - Maddy Jane
  • 8pm - The Superjesus 
  • 9pm - The Pierce Brothers


  • Djerriwarrh Festival BONFIRE


  • Fireworks Finale

Location: Melton Recreation Reserve, Reserve Road, Melton

We are currently taking applications for Djerriwarrh 2018 - Apply now.


The Pierce Brothers  - 9pm

The Pierce Brothers will be closing the main stage at Djerriwarrh Festival in 2018. Jack and Pat have come along way from busking in the streets of Melbourne and their slot at Djerriwarrh will be on the back of a huge world tour which has seen them playing sold out shows in England, Holland and France. 


The Superjesus -8pm 

This years headliners will be the multi-platinum selling Aussie rock heros The Superjesus. 2018 marks the 20 year anniversary of debut album "sumo" and you will catch them on the main stage at Djerriwarrh Festival 2018 from 8pm.


Maddy Jane - 6:45pm

Imagine performing to crowds 25 times bigger than your home town? Because that is exactly what Maddy Jane did on her last show opening up for One Direction's Harry Styles. With huge rotations on Triple J it was only a matter of time for Maddy to start selling out her own gigs, and her last gig in Melbourne did just that. Catch her on the main stage from 6:45pm.


Bad Pony - 5:55pm 

Sydney's Swaggering indie rock stalwarts Bad Pony are our next massive announcement. New EP "Deficiency" comes out on the back of their critically acclaimed stint at SXSW and two huge awards including one for "Best Australian Group". With almost constant touring since 2015 and a growing reputation for delivering stunning live shows, this is not a gig you want to miss!!


Gena Rose Bruce - 5pm

Opening our mainstage is the incredibly talented Melbournian Gena Rose Bruce!! Her debut Single " The way you make me love" dropped in March with a bang, but her live sets is what will impress you with intoxicating and heart felt performances that will leave you full on longing. Gena writes honest songs with a bit of reverb creating that 90's dream, West Coast sound.



The theme of this year’s Street Parade is “Everything that Glitters”. Djerriwarrh Festival’s infamous parade has over 1000 people taking part from various cultural groups, community organisations and sports clubs. The best place to watch the parade is along High Street- between Palmerston and Coburn’s Road.


If you like your hands dirty and your air clean, come along and unearth some fun and creative ways to look after yourself and the environment! Did you know by recycling just one aluminium can, you could generate enough energy to power your TV for the evening?


Our whopping Artisan market village with over 100 stallholders provides a fantastic opportunity to find not just a bargain, but is a platform for local artists and designers to showcase their talents to our vibrant community.


From shows to stalls to interactive native animal displays, there is lots to see and do over at the pet expo. In the agility circuit we’ll have The Rookeepers showing you Australia’s cutest animals, you’ll be able to see working dogs that herd ducks and even Dachshund racing among other interactive spectacles. There will be photo opportunities too so bring your animals and let them enjoy some tasty treats, or even a dogacino. And let’s not forget the free pony rides for the kids all day long!   


The families and children marquee is where you will find a wide range of FREE, hands on activities for children’s aged 0-12 years including arts and crafts, story time, active play and more! 


After last year’s success, we’re bringing it back again in 2018. Watch another magnificent structure burn on down. Melton’s own version of “Burning Man”.


Free activities for kids aged 1-5


Next to the food trucks, we have The Buskers Tree which is the perfect place to sit down and enjoy your meal in a lovely chilled out area. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the festival site, we have the insanely talented Tom Tuena who has a similar songwriting style to Ben Howard, Vance Joy and Jack Johnson. The area consists of some hay bales under the shade of an old tree which is lit up at night.


A dedicated space showcasing traditional dance, food and music to celebrate Melton’s diversity and engage locals with people and culture from all over the world. There will be robust and interactive multicultural performances from the Intercultural Stage! 

The Intercultural Stage Performance Program will be released soon. 


Craving a lifestyle change? Fancy testing yourself at a new activity? Or even just have a burst of energy to burn? Then get active and come meet our local sports clubs, fitness groups and community organisations. Make friends, find a new hobby and create some lasting memories.  


In association with ‘Sound of Future,’ Melton Youth Services presents to you some of the best upcoming artists from the area. Performing will be a variety of bands, MC’s and DJ’s that have gone through the mentoring process by top producers and they will be showcasing their work at Djerriwarrh Festival. 


The Lions Club Carnival kicks off on Friday, 9th of November around 6pm.

On event day, the Carnival begins at 11am and concludes at 11pm. The Carnival will also operating on the Sunday until around 4pm.

All queries regarding the carnival should be directed to The Lions Club of Melton via email at  

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Please contact our Events and Culture team on 9747 7200 or via email to with any further queries you may have.