MardiGrass 2012 here. Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday grass lovers worldwide congregate to enjoy the festivities with the Pickers Ball in the Nimbin Town Hall on tonight.
Welcome to country ceremony will be held at 5pm in the street closely followed by an eclection of artists local and from afar in the Town Hall, starting from 6pm. We will see local girl Essie Thomas launch her new album at 7pm followed by Diana Anaid and local Manu with The Express. Rocking dub reggae band will join us all the way from Tassie at 10pm and the night will finish with Pagan Love Cult.
Over the weekend the days will be jammed with green goodness including talks, forums and The Komby Konvoy and 4:20pm light-up on Saturday. There will be three stages around town running music from as early as 10am each day, as well as morning yoga in the market space at 9am on Saturday and Sunday.
Mingle Park Stage (behind the Museum) will be running from 12 midday Saturday and Sunday, holding hip-hop workshops at 1pm Saturday and Sunday, a top lineup of hip-hop musicians and MCs till 10pm on Saturday and 8:30pm on Sunday.
The main stage is weather dependent, with high hopes for dry ground in Peace Park; however, if the conditions are poor, the main stage will go ahead in the Town Hall. Highlights for the main stage are local woman Andrea Soler playing before The Comedy between 8pm and 10pm on Saturday.
Following this will be Anarchist Duck and longtime MardiGrass musicians Fyah Walk. Sunday holds performances from Sydney hotshots Warchief, Tassie crew Dublo, and The Floating Bridges and will finish with a bang from Funken’ Brissie group Electrik Lemonade.