Sunday 7th May


Sativa Stadium ~ Plantem Park

4:20 am to Dawn ….Mahawana Sunrise Meditation

9 am Yoga on the Grass in front of the Hash Bowl Stage

10 am The Pot Poet’s Breakfast

Hosted by award-winning Nimbin poet olympian David Hallett, this poetic wake-up call will be a pot-pourri of Nimbin & other worldly poetic tales. Visiting pot poets are very welcome! Just turn up or email:

11 am Seed Swap

11:30 am Hemp Olympix registration

12 – 2 pm Hemp Olympix

Last Heats and Finals: Growers Iron Person Event & Bong Throw and Yell.

1 pm Pot Tattoo…bRING yOUR sKIN @ the Hash Bowl Stage


Nimbin Town Hall/School of Arts

Chill Zone, Medical Cannabis meeting place, Forums, Food, advice and education in the garden. The MardiGrass Family Cafe in the Town Hall is open all weekend serving healthy meals, local coffee and homemade hempseed cakes.

10.30 am – 2 pm : Hemposium Talks and forums on cannabis medicine and law reform Link to Program

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 Joint Rolling Finals

Hosted by SSorensen and Alan Glover.

Followed by the Plantathlon Award for the best Hemp Olympix All-rounder, in memory of Chicken George, the legendary Plantem of previous MardiGrass.

6 pm HEMP Party meeting


Town Hall Garden

10 am – 2 pm : Medical Cannabis Advice and Education

12 pm : Bubblebag Demos


Indica Arena ~ Mullaways Camp

10 am : Gardeners brekkie with Mullaway and friends.

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.”


Indica Arena ~ Disco Sista’s Tent

12 pm : Grower’s Circle with Kog

1 pm : Hemposium Talk on cannabis culture Link to Program

5pm : Comedy at the Laugh Grass Tent!

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.

6 pm : Dr Andrew Katelaris

6.30 pm : Vaxxed – Film screening and Q&A with Dr Andrew Katelaris


* Prohibition is an incitement, not a control!

2 pm * Gather and get ready for the MardiGrass Parade

If you want to be in it join us inside the exit of the western car park, across the road from the Community Market. The march is the main event, so please come.


The Parade this year will gather inside the western car park near the exit and led by the Widjibal Elders of the Bunjalung Nation, with children holding the Koori flag, make its way south along Cullen street to the Police Station where it will turn left and head down past the Greenbank into to Sativa Stadium for the Cannabis Law Reform Rally, speeches and presentations.

Sometimes the parade might stop while the Ganja Faeries up front do a brief performance. This keeps the parade from being too hasty and allows the crowd a better opportunity to take it all in. Everyone wait behind the BIG JOINT until the procession continues. No rush.

Percussionists who have not been practicing with the Ganja Faerie troupe are asked to form a second Drumming Troupe, further back in the parade to provide a continuing accompaniment for the parade. People are asked not to occupy the space between the Ganja Faeries and the first group of Drummers.

When we finish the march there will be short speeches by Bundjalung Elders and guests. Parade Float prizes will be awarded, followed by more speeches.

This is our twenty fifth consecutive annual Rally for Cannabis Law Reform. We vowed to Rally every year on the first Sunday in May until we are no longer criminals for using this herb!

Hemp [Party] Bar @ the Embassy

6 pm : HEMP Party members meet here every evening from 6:00pm.

Fair Dinkum stand up voters can register here to join the HEMP Party all weekend. Join the Church of the Holy Smoke for free!

Don’t forget to check out the POT ART EXHIBITION featuring Cannabis inspired art. Armband entry only.


Mingle Park


12 – 7 pm: Workshops and music

Workshops and bands to be announced!


MardiGrass Market Stage

Family Friendly space featuring a chill-out chai tent, markets, and the best of music from the Rainbow region all weekend.

8.30am Stoned Yoga in the Community Centre Dance Studio

10 am – 7 pm: Music

Bands to be announced!


Nimbin Cafe – The Oasis of Nimbin:

Come and share the joint with locals. Open all weekend. Food and drinks provided by The Oasis. STONED SCRABBLE, yoga, cooking, chess….get real…..stoned!


In The Green Zone behind the Nimbin Cafe OASIS. Bring your scrabble set!!


Bush Theatre

Open all weekend! Food, music and superb chill zone by the river.

10 am – 11 pm MUSIC

Bands to be announced!


Nimbin Aboriginal Arts & Culture Centre

The Nimbin Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre, in Sibley Street on the way to Peace Park and the Skatepark, will be open throughout the MardiGrass weekend with Bush Tucker, an Art Exhibition and a chance to talk with Local Elders to discuss the impact of prohibition on their culture and people.


Nimbin Sk8 Park: Open all weekend!!


Cannabis Cup * Somewhere, Sometime …