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Art Simone is hosting the biggest Drag Storytime at the ChillOut Festival

ChillOut Festival wants to host biggest ever Drag Storytime

Victoria’s ChillOut Festival has invited everyone to come along as they attempt to host Australia’s biggest-ever Drag Storytime on Saturday. Australia’s longest-running regional LGBTQIA+ festival returns to Daylesford, Victoria this Labour Day weekend from Thursday (March 7) to Monday (March 11). There’s a big lineup of events on across the beautiful towns of Daylesford and …

Rogue Traders duo headlining the Carnival at the ChillOut Festival

Rogue Traders duo are heading to ChillOut Festival 2024

Rogue Traders Natalie Bassingthwaighte and James Ash have joined the lineup of the upcoming ChillOut Festival in regional Victoria. The music duo, who have sold over 1 million records worldwide with the band, will perform at ChillOut Festival’s Carnival Day on March 10. The Carnival Day will take over Victoria Park in Daylesford that day. …

Nate Byrne outside Daylesford Town Hall for ChillOut Festival 2023

Nate Byrne celebrates opening of this year’s ChillOut Festival

Australia’s biggest and longest-running country queer pride event, ChillOut Festival, has officially begun, drawing 25,000 to Daylesford in regional Victoria. The 26th annual ChillOut is celebrating more than 55 events over five days during the Labour Day long weekend. On Thursday night (March 9), locals gathered at Daylesford Town Hall for opening night. Ambassador Sally …

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Nate Byrne talks ChillOut Festival 2023: ‘It’s become a part of me’

Australia’s favourite meteorologist, Nate Byrne, sat down with QNews to discuss the magical experience of being an ambassador for ChillOut Festival – Australia’s number one queer country pride festival. The festival is returning next year to Daylesford – the gay capital of regional Victoria. As we eagerly await it, Nate reflects on his previous experiences. …

ChillOut Festival team talk queer country pride in Daylesford

From humble beginnings in 1997, ChillOut Festival has grown to become Australia’s largest Queer Country Pride festival. This year QNews.com.au’s Nate Woodall had the pleasure of chatting with the people who made the ChillOut festival possible.   EI: I’m Em Ireland, the festival director of ChillOut. Next year is my third year as director, but …

An artist's rendering of the Big Rainbow in Daylesford in regional Victoria

Daylesford is getting a Big Rainbow and locals will choose its home

The regional Victorian town of Daylesford has been picked as the home of the “Big Rainbow”, Australia’s newest “big” landmark celebrating LGBTQIA+ pride in the regions. After over 16,000 public votes, the regional town of Daylesford beat other shortlisted locations, Broome in WA, Hay in NSW and Katherine in the NT. Daylesford, in western Victoria, …

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ChillOut Festival returning to celebrate queer country pride in 2021

Australia’s longest-running and biggest regional LGBTIQ pride festival, ChillOut in Daylesford, Victoria has announced its 2021 plans. The festival is on every year in Daylesford, Victoria, around 108 kilometres northwest of Melbourne. Across two weeks from February 27 to March 8 next year, the festival will transform the Central Highlands of Victoria into “Queer Country”. …