Sativa Stadium ~ Plantem Park
4:20 am to Dawn
Mahawana Sunrise Meditation
10.30 am Legal Advice with Steve Bolt
Cannabis is a “prohibited drug” under NSW law. Any activity involving cannabis is illegal – possession, use, supply or cultivation. It is also an offence to drive with THC present in your saliva. Local solicitor, Steve Bolt, will present general advice and guidance regarding cannabis laws.
11:30 am Hemp Olympix
Register at Sativa Stadium for the 2017 Hemp Olympix! $2 Entry into all HEMP Olympix Events.
12 pm : Tug O’ Drug Peace
Recreational Versus Medical Pot Users
With the Big Hemp Rope!
Sadly, in 2017 police don’t want to compete in this famous event. Well, it is a bit embarrassing to keep losing to the stoners! Maybe they’ll change their mind, but if not, we’ll do the Hillsong Skip to celebrate outlasting the recently retired NSW Police Commissioner. He did his best to make out life difficult! Last man, or woman, standing wins gold!
Followed by the Fringe Hemp Olympix with Nic the Hippy, Bigbong, Gary the Plumber, Dr Smooth, 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 wheelchair obstacle course where contestants will attempt to score a Licence To Care*.
* Extremely rare and impossible to get in Australia!
5 – 11 pm Music @ Hash Bowl Stage
11 pm Funmaker Silent Disco @ Sativa Stadium
MardiGrass Info Booth, chill zone, medical Cannabis meeting place, forums, with advice and education in the garden. The Greek Street Food Cafe in the Town Hall is open all weekend serving healthy meals, local coffee and homemade hempseed cakes.
11 am – 4 pm: Hemposium Conference
Talks, workshops, demos and forums on cannabis law reform, medicine, culture, and history.
We are pleased to present some mind-bending action at the 25th MardiGrass Hemposium. There is an impressive line-up of speakers who will share their medical cannabis expertise and experiences, and reveal the campaigns and gains made in other cannabis loving communities around the planet.
5 pm : HEMP Olympix Joint Rolling First Heats
Must burn from one end to another!
6 pm : Hemposium Pot Politix Forum
How do we get politicians to take cannabis law reform seriously? Is it time for an Australian Charter of Rights?
Hosted by Steve Bolt and speakers include: Greg Chipp [Drug Policy Australia], Glenn Druery [Political Strategist], Derryn Hinch [Justice Party Senator Victoria], Andrew Kavasilas [HEMP Party], Fiona Patten [Sex Party MLC Victoria], David Shoebridge [Greens MLC NSW]
7 pm : HEMP Fashion Show
Industrial hemp textiles are growing in acceptance with a new following among designers and consumers in Australia. Hemp fibre fell out of mainstream use by the 1950s, replaced by more ‘modern’ fabrics like polyester and nylon. Manufacturers of today’s hemp garments claim the fibres are strong and wear better than other natural or synthetic fibres.
7.30 pm : Stand Up Comedy Show
MardiGrass comedy in the Town Hall Saturday night at 7.30. Hosted by SSorrensen and Alan Glover, with special guests Steady Eddy and Jonathan Atherton.
10 pm MUSIC
11 pm Golden Zephyr
Indica Arena ~ Disco Sista’s Tent
12 – 4 pm: Hemposium Conference
Talks, workshops, demos and forums on cannabis law reform, medicine, culture, and history.
5 pm : Comedy at the Laugh Grass Tent!
Hosted by the Laugh Mob. Weed love to make you laugh with our comedy ! And we sure need it to handle these ridiculous, discriminatory, inhuman, archaic, ludicrous and laughable cannabis laws.
7 pm : Druglawed – Film screening and Q&A with film maker, Arik Reiss
DRUGLAWED is the explosive documentary exposing how New Zealand has been co-opted by the US into fighting the failed War On Drugs. Over the last 100 years the US government has forced its drug control policies on almost every country on earth. 40 years since Richard Nixon declared the War On Drugs in 1972, 22 million Americans have been arrested for marijuana. Only one country in the world has higher arrest and conviction rates: New Zealand. DRUGLAWED examines how New Zealand fell in lockstep with US policies, and shows how smaller countries can break out.
9 pm Spin, Fire & Flow
The dance of Shiva sets the rhythm of life and death that orders the universe … The ring of fire represents the eternal cyclical nature of existence.
9 – 11 pm : Green Light Party
Hosted by Disco Sista & Laugh Mob
Indica Arena ~ IMF Hemp Tent
10 am – 4 pm: Hemposium Conference
Talks, workshops, demos, forum and expo on industrial hemp
This year’s Mardigrass Hemp IMF Tent 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.
Indica Arena ~ Mullaways Camp
10 am – 4 pm : All day Gardener’s Breakfast with Mullaway and friends. All gardeners and wanna-be green thumbs welcome!
Get a flying start to the day. MULLAWAY MEDICAL CANNABIS MEETING. Tony Bower will be here. Originally helping MS, HIV, cancer and chronic pain sufferers in Australia’s first medical cannabis dispensary trial, Tony was arrested and imprisoned for growing the 200 tagged medical cannabis he needed to keep his commitment to his patients. A few months and expensive legal fees later Tony was freed by a higher court. Forced by the threat of jail to reduce his effort, Tony has since been focusing on genetic child epilepsy patients where some outstanding results have been seen and publicised by the media. “My culture prohibits me from not helping someone if I can.”
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 : Medical Cannabis Advice, Information, Education and Demonstrations. Please drop in any time to share with local and visiting experts.
Advisors: Dave, Heather, Francis, Kendra, Gary, Zane, Radic Al, Brooke
Demos: Radic Al, Nick the Hippy
Family Friendly space featuring a chill-out chai tent, markets, and the best of music from the Rainbow region all weekend.
10 am – 10 pm: Music
10 am Joel Sweetman
11 am Josh Halverson
12 pm Will Massey
2 pm Rob Cass
3 pm Johnny Ganja
5 pm Drift
6 pm Doug & Biskit
7 pm Mecca Mecca
9 pm Matt Stillert & Matt Turner
This year at Nimbin Mardigrass, the Birth and Beyond room (next to the Apothecary) will be alive with harmonious Yogic vibrations. Please join us for one of our scheduled classes or pop in to soak up the energy.
8 am – 9.30 Stoned Yoga
CONFRONTING STEREOTYPES …. YOGA IN ACTION: Inhale …. hold …. exhale…..r
10 am – 11.30 Sativa Salutations
2 pm – 3.30 Yoga on the Grass
Solar powered DRY CAMP in the middle of the village, includes chilled chai tent, hemp education and demonstrations on using hemp seed for nutrition, music, workshops, Stoned Chess, and movies after dark
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.
After Sunset : Moving pictures showing 25 years of MardiGrass
Projectionists: Doug and Old Steve
12 pm Hip Hop Workshop – Freestyle Friday’s Showcase
5 pm Beats
6 pm Kelly Gang
6.30 pm Eph n Treats
7.30 pm Rates
8 pm Native Bonez
4 pm KOMBI KONVOY
Arrives in Nimbin, having wended its way from Byron Bay via Lismore. Sponsored by Rvbyesque.
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 a big call now because weed is now legal – for those who enjoy it – in 8 American states.
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!
6 pm : HEMP Party members meet here every evening from 6pm. Join the HEMP Party here. And if you live in Victoria or NSW, please sign up and help us register state HEMP Parties.
8.30 pm till late The HEMP Bar and Polite Bureau on the Embassy verandah will be hosting a W.A.N party, where the focus is to be on uploading images and other information to YouTube, Facebook and other networks, bring your laptop, mobile phone and camera.
Don’t forget to check out the POT ART EXHIBITION featuring Cannabis inspired art. Meet old hippies here and long time cannabis law reform activists. Coffees, teas, healers and archival Mardigrass footage. The Bar hosts Ghosts of MardiGrass Past! Armband entry only.
Enjoy a superb chill zone in a beautiful setting by Mulgum Creek, featuring:
Nimbin’s Bush Theatre: Screening pot movies all weekend.
Phoenix Rising Café: Delicious food daily with many of the menu’s ingredients grown on-site or provided by local producers.
9 am – 8 pm Saturday & Sunday : Live music all weekend!
3 pm Saturday : A Dead Set presented by the Grateful Dead Appreciation Society