Town Hall

MardiGrass Info Booth, chill zone, medical Cannabis meeting place, forums, with advice and education in the garden. The Town Hall Cafe on the Town Hall verandah is open all weekend serving healthy meals, local coffee and homemade hempseed cakes.

10 am – 4 pm: Hemposium Conference

Talks, workshops, demos and forums on cannabis law reform, medicine, culture, and history.

Link to Program ~ Link to Speakers

We are pleased to present some first class educational and thought provoking action at the 28th MardiGrass Hemposium. There is an impressive line-up of speakers who will share their Cannabis expertise and experiences, and reveal the campaigns and gains made in other Pot loving communities around the planet.

5 pm: Book Launch

‘A Spectator’s Guide to the Hemp Olympix’ by Glover & Sorrensen

5.30 pm : HEMP Olympix Joint Rolling First Heats

Must burn from one end to another!

6.30 pm : Hemposium Mediweed Hypothetical

About: Hypothetical discussion Hosted by Dr Deb

Shades of Geoffrey Robertson. Putting a panel of 10 on the spot using a hypothetical case that features many of the dilemmas and problems facing cannabis – for those who use it and those who control it. Hear what patients, politicians, growers and oil-makers of medical cannabis, and more have to say – when no preparation is allowed.

Zane Archer [Nimbin Hemp Embassy]
Charly Bedrossian [Cannabis College Amsterdam]
Dr Andrew Katelaris [Australia]
Mae Moon [Twelve High Chicks, Canada]
Elvy Musikka [USA]
Alice O’Leary-Randall [USA]
Fiona Patten [Reason MLC Victoria]
David Shoebridge [Greens MLC NSW]
Michael Stoopman [Australia]
Morgan Taylor [Australia]

7.55 pm : Ganja Faeries Burlesque Performance

Nimbin Ganja Faeries Burlesque Cabaret performing to an Electro swing version of the original 1920’s prohibition song “Light Up” by Buster Bailey & the Rythm Busters, electrified by Skeewiff. Just goes to show the more things change the more they stay the same.

8 pm : Cannabis Comedy Show

It’s a long-standing tradition that Saturday night at MardiGrass means Cannabis Comedy. Hosted by the dynamic duo of Glover and Sorrenson, this year Cannabis Comedy presents special guest comedian, Tommy Dean and not just Steady Eddy but the Steady Eddy Band!

Glover & Sorrensen is a two-handed stand-up comedy act that combines the talents of two comedians – Alan Glover and S Sorrensen – bouncing off each other (verbally mostly; physically sometimes) combining their wealth of material with unpredictable, spontaneous improvisation. This double act has entertained audiences all over this wide, drying land – but the dynamic duo loves returning to S’s tribal land for MardiGrass. Alan and S are also international sporting officials, officiating at and commentating on the MardiGrass Hemp Olympix.

10 pm : Harvest Ball

10 pm Madtones


Healers Tent @ Town Hall Garden

Open all weekend: Medical Cannabis meeting place, advice and education from local and visiting experts, as well as herbal extraction and cooking demonstrations.

10 am – 4 pm : The Medican Community Speaks Out!

Medical Cannabis Advice, Information, Education and Demonstrations. Please drop in any time to share with local and visiting experts. Meet the medican community, and hear first hand for yourself the voices and experiences from the real world.

Link to Healers Tent Program

Plantem Park

4:20 am to Dawn Meditation

Mahawana Sunrise Meditation

8 am : MardiGrass Yoga

On the Grass in front of the Hash Bowl Stage

11:30 am Hemp Olympix registration

Register at Sativa Stadium for the 2020 Hemp Olympix! $2 Entry into all HEMP Olympix Events.

12 – 2.30 pm Hemp Olympix

12 pm : Tug O’ Drug Peace

Straight versus Spin with the Big Hemp Rope!

Sadly, in 2018 police didn’t want to compete in this famous event. It is a bit embarrassing to keep losing to the stoners! Maybe they’ll change their mind, but if not, we’ll have a battle between those who smoke with spin, and those who toke straight. The tug is followed by . . .

12.30 pm : Hemp Olympix First Heats of the Bong Throw and Yell and then the Growers Ironperson Event.

Hosted by S Sorrensen and Alan Glover. Followed by . . .

2.30 pm : Fringe Hemp Olympix

With 420 Dennis, Charly of Amsterdam, the Laugh Mob, Frances Moonshadow, Kendra Devilish, Peg Leg Deb, and Baldenstoned all assisting in this fast growing event. This begins with the Beard and Dread Stash. How much can you hide in your hair anywhere? Followed by Correct Weight where contestants attempt to fill a baggie with as close to an ounce as possible, 28.349 grams.  Seed Sorting, and the crutch and wheelchair obstacle course where contestants must sign a waiver!

And in 2020 we are excited to announce a new event: The Kombi Lift!! We are seeking Australia’s strongest stoner!

5 – 11 pm Music @ Hash Bowl Stage

5 pm : Shallie

6 pm : B-Syde

7 pm : Mapstone

8.30 pm : Sol Tradas

10 pm:

Disco Sista’s Tent

10.30 am – 4 pm : Hemposium Conference

Talks, workshops, demos and forums on cannabis law reform, medicine, culture, and history.

Link to Program ~ Link to Speakers

5 pm : Comedy – Comedy Meditation!

Ever wanted the goodness of meditation and the badness of stand up comedy all wrapped up into one?! Well this is the show for you, join the empowered Sam Kissajukian, spiritual leader Ruven Govender and King of comedy Kyle Legacy on a spiritual journey through your soul and towards a bong. We provide laughs with a hint of enlightenment, fun for the whole family.

6 pm : Comedy – Stoner Stand Up!

The Laugh Mob is back and celebrating 6 years at the best festival in the world: the Nimbin Mardi Grass! This year we present ‘Stoner Stand up’ hosted by the always lovable goofy Brit himself….Kyle Legacy (UK). He’s back with a bunch of loose units that are ready to make you laugh or at least stop you from passing out! This year we have Patrick Melton (USA, Comedy central), Ruven Govender (SA), Sam Kisajukian (SOLD OUT Edinburgh fringe festival), Lochlan brooks (slender man), Marty Bright (Doof comedy), Nic the hippy (just a legend) & Gavin Scott (GSW).

9 pm : Fire Show

Dancing Acrobatics Fire Show

9.30 pm : WEED Drag Show

DJ Rodriguez
Techno EDM

10.30 pm : Green Light Party

Digital Bionics
Techno EDM
“Da Master Blaster”
“Techno Vibes to Rock da Joint”

Old Museum Site

11 am: Register for the MWSCC (MardiGrass World Stoned Chess Championship) on the old Museum site next to Daizy’s by 12:00 pm Saturday.

Midday: World Stoned Chess Championship

Winner decided by sunset. Drug testing will be compulsory, but not after every move.

10 am – 4 pm: Hemp Expo

Talks, workshops, demos, forum and expo on industrial hemp

This year’s Mardigrass Hemp Expo will explore from seed to satisfaction, showcasing the multiplicity of uses of the wondrous hemp plant’s seeds and fibre. The expo will promote hemp solutions for Industry, Medical and Food use. Our highly experienced Hempies have had many years of experience in developing hemp for new clean green hemp/bamboo farming and renewable raw materials to replace mining and petrochemicals.

This year the expo includes an exhibition of live industrial hemp plants!

Link to Program ~ Link to Speakers

Magic Garden Market

All Day: The Magic Garden market in the Nimbin Community Centre will enrich your experience of Nimbin’s alternative counter culture. Enjoy the beautiful showcase of handcrafted, locally made crafts, clothes and fabulous food, as well as a sonic rainbow of homegrown Northern Rivers musicians.

Market Stage

Saturday 2 May

10 am : Vincent Hernandez

11 am : Mim

12 pm : Niyvana

1 pm : Nightcap Jazz

2 pm : Johnny Ganja

3 pm : Red Belly Black

5 pm : Button Collective

6 pm : Mrs Hippy & the Love Handles

7 pm : Dave Barbara

8 pm : Brommers

9 pm : Pagan Love Cult

Mingle Park

DRY CAMP in the middle of the village, includes chilled chai tent, music, and workshops.

12 – 4 pm: Open Mic, Poetry Slam, Freestyle Cypher Sessions

5 – 10 pm: Music

5 pm : Open Mic

6 pm : Trigz & DJ Vills

7 pm : Ronnie Rukkus

8 pm : Late 1, Tayls & B-Grade

9 pm : Emph N Treats

Bush Theatre

2A Blue Knob Rd

Enjoy a superb chill zone in a beautiful setting by Mulgum Creek, featuring Phoenix Rising Café: Delicious food daily with many of the menu’s ingredients grown on-site or provided by local producers.

High as Mike: A Documentary about Medical Cannabis

+ HEMP a short movie by Afends……Help End Malicious Propaganda… will be played as a bonus alongside High As Mike

 11 am, 2 pm & 7 pm Saturday 2 May

Tickets are $20

About: High as Mike

High as Mike – the ride to try.. Join Mike on a journey of discovery around Australia showcasing the trials and tribulations of patients using and seeking to use Medicinal Cannabis. Mike has a brain tumour. As such, Mike’s journey is very much a typical patient journey, looking for answers to life & death questions. Travelling from Tamworth in NSW, Mike’s journey takes him to all corners of Australia in search of answers.

The documentary reveals patient testimonies with a broad range of medical conditions. Expert opinions and results from all sides of the Medicinal Cannabis debate form a balanced perspective of the current situation patients are facing. Riding on a wave of realisation that a large majority of Australians are suffering and in pain, Mike is compelled to uncover the truth as he chats with patients that have already embarked on the same life changing journey. Discussions with Politicians, doctors, lawyers, licensed growers and black market operators, see Mike struggling to make sense of current rules and regulations.

Mikes Journey will have you laughing, crying and…

Roadside Attractions


Arrives in Nimbin, having wended its way from Byron Bay via Lismore.


4:20 pm * Global Marijuana March*

Meet for a world record attempt at the most joints ever lit at once in the one place……. Everyone is encouraged to roll a joint so that when the Konvoy has passed,  at the call of the Nimbin time 4:20, we can light up simultaneously and please blow as much smoke as possible for the cameras.

Well over 1 million cannabis law reform activists in nearly 300 cities around the globe will be protesting. In Nimbin we will once again aim to break our record for the most joints ever lit at once in the same place at the same time. This is somewhat difficult for us now because weed is legal – for those who enjoy it – in 10 American states and Washington DC. Since November 2018, weed for fun, relaxation and creative enhancement is now legal throughout Canada.

Be smart and bring a “joint”! After the last Kombi has passed, wait for the call and we will light up,and produce as much smoke as possible for the cameras recording the event. Viva la Fume!

Hemp Bar

6 pm : HEMP Party members meet here every evening from 6pm. Join the HEMP Party here.

Stand up and be counted! Fair Dinkum voters can register here to join the HEMP Party all weekend. Your details must match exactly the Australian Electoral Commission details. We especially need NSW members so we can try again at registering the State Party. And Victorian members! The Federal party is registered and will run at the election which we expect in May.

Join the Church of the Holy Smoke for free here also…all you have to be is a human being from anywhere on Earth! An email address helps also.