ChillOut Festival Returns To Daylesford In 2024, Headlined By Courtney Act

Regional LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural event ChillOut Festival returns to Daylesford in Victoria this March.

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This year’s Boots & Bling-themed weekend will be headlined by Courtney Act, who is set to present multiple performances and make many appearances throughout.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to finally set foot in Daylesford for ChillOut 2024! After hearing countless fabulous stories about this gem of a town and its vibrant community, I'm ready to sprinkle a little Courtney Act sparkle on the festivities,” Courtney says.

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Festival favourites like Bush Dance and Street Parade are set to return, as well as new events like 100% Dance, getting the party started at Daylesford Town Hall on Friday night. Plus, Poof Door returns for the official ChillOut after party.

ChillOut features more than 50 events, and attracts nearly 30,000 people. Mary-Anne Thomas MP (Macedon) says this year’s event will benefit locals and visitors alike.

“Daylesford is well known as the queer capital of regional Australia, and every year the local community embraces the transformation into a vibrant celebration of diversity for four unforgettable days.

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Image © Michelle Donnelly Photography

“ChillOut Festival is where country pride meets great music, performances, and non-stop fun.“

“The Victorian Government is a proud supporter of ChillOut Festival – a fantastic regional event that celebrates the diversity of every individual in attendance,” Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos adds. “ChillOut Festival brings people together from all over the country, which fosters a sense of inclusion while also providing a boost to local businesses and jobs.”

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Image © Michelle Donnelly Photography 

Programme highlights include 100% Dance, kicking off the event in style with Shauna Jensen, DJ Du Jour and 100% Kylie; some riotous two-stepping and line dancing fun at Bush Dance; Funk Soul Sista, celebrating all things femme in a saloon lounge and dance event; the iconic Street Parade; a day of community, laughter, singing and joy at the Carnival hosted by Nate Byrne, Courtney Act and Narelda Jacobs; and the return of Poof Doof for the after party with Horse Meat Disco and an international line-up of queer DJ and drag icons.

Tickets are on sale now.

ChillOut Festival is on at Daylesford (Victoria) 7-11 March.