ChillOut Festival 2021 Programme

Written by Staff Writers
Category: General Published: Friday, 04 December 2020 10:49

Welcome to Queer Country!

The 2021 ChillOut Festival in Daylesford (Victoria) features an innovative programme including Maeve Marsden's 'Queerstories' and a mass tree planting.

It all happens over two weeks through February and March, transforming the Central Highlands of Victoria into Queer Country – and to celebrate, festival-goers are invited to gather at Lake Daylesford to participate in the planting of 30 trees to form a Grove Of Gratitude. This will honour past and present community members, with a special ceremony to follow.

"Daylesford has always held a special place in the hearts of the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a magical, transformative place and this gesture is living memorial for everyone to enjoy and reflect upon," Festival Director Michele Bauer says.

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This is the 24th iteration of the festival, promising ten days of fabulous events curated to bring joy and colour to Daylesford. ChillOut will dive deep into a diverse selection of wellbeing activities, family-friendly theatre and arts events and a massive (COVID-safe) street parade. Also included is a special Queer Health Expo and the ChillOut debut of award-winning podcast and storytelling project 'Queerstories', with host and director Maeve Marsden.

Radio National Drive programme presenter Patricia Karvelas is the 2021 ChillOut Ambassador. She has been a senior journalist in the Australian media landscape for 15 years. As part of the festival, Patricia will be hosting a must-see, must-hear in-conversation event.

ChillOut Festival is on in Daylesford (Victoria) from 27 February-8 March.

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