4:20 am to Dawn Meditation
Mahawana Sunrise Meditation
8 am : MardiGrass Yoga
With Kiki from Colorado. 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: email@example.com
11 am Seed Swap
11:30 am Hemp Olympix registration
Register at Sativa Stadium for the 2018 Hemp Olympix! $2 Entry into all HEMP Olympix Events.
12 – 2 pm Hemp Olympix
Last Heats and Finals: Growers Iron Person Event & Bong Throw and Yell.
Music – After Rally & Parade @ Hash Bowl Stage
4 pm: Murray Kyle
5 pm : Blakboi
6 pm : Louey Howel
7 pm : The Howlin’ Yowies
8 pm: Mecha Mecha
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.
11 am – 2 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 26th 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.
Special 26th MardiGrass Plantem look-a-like competition.
Great green prizes!
6 pm : HEMP Party meeting
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 – 2 pm : Medical Cannabis Advice, Information, Education and Demonstrations. Please drop in any time to share with local and visiting experts.
Demo: Cooking with Cannabis
12 pm : Kog’s and Malcolm’s Growers Circle
About: Sharing the Truth about cultivating Cannabis. Kog is the author of “Marijuana: A Grower’s Lot“
1 pm : Rayman & Malcolm
Topic: Benefits of Juicing Raw Cannabis & How to Grow It
About: This presentation aims to educate about the advantages associated with juicing raw cannabis.
5 pm : Comedy – Good Evening Nimbin!
Join Kyle Legacy and Sam Kissajukian for games, local news segments and interview local legends at the festival. Nominated Best Comedy FRINGE WORLD 2016, Sam has been crushing stand-up globally, and now he’s created a talk show that’s designed to make you laugh hard. So, come along for an hour of laughter with sketches, special guests, characters, games and stand-up. Sold out show at the Perth fringe world festival in February. ‘Comedic virtuoso. ★★★★½’ The Australia Times
6 pm : Tribal Fire Show by Solar Flair fire dancers
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! Solar Flair is a collaboration of talented local and guest fire dancers. Our art form represents the empowerment of self, each of us is unique and this shines through magnificently in our fiery creativity. We will be conducting participatory hula hoop workshops across the Festival and Fire twirling nightly.
6.30 pm : Comedy – Weed Laughs!
Hosted by 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.
8 pm : Green Light Party
Hosted by Disco Sista
Nimbin DJ Club presents Open DJ Sets / Fire Dancers / Lights / Videos / Fx… dance in the largest rainproof tent…. Featuring: Enchanted Movement * Fire Logan Mcalpin, DJ Amozon, DJ Nug in the Hilux, DJ Psy Stew, DJ Bush Grub and Video DJ Disco Sista
10 am – 2 pm: Hemposium Conference
Talks, workshops, demos, forum and expo on industrial hemp
This year’s Mardigrass Hemp 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.
DRY CAMP in the middle of the village, includes chilled chai tent, music, and workshops.
12 pm : ArtWomb
ArtWomb creates a comfy space where artists and novices alike leave their ego at the door, kick back relax, create together, mix match melding music, painting, circus, dance, poetry, comedy, sketching, contortions, crafting in a live relaxed atmosphere.
4 pm : Peacekeepers
5 pm : NJE
5.30 pm: Geran
6.30 pm: Trigz & DJ Vills
All Day: The Grassroots market in the Nimbin Community Centre features expert local innovators and craftspersons offering talks and workshops to enrich your experience of Nimbin’s alternative counter culture. Get hands on and enjoy the beautiful showcase of handcrafted, locally made crafts, clothes and fabulous food.
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.
Serving coffee and cuisine every day, Nimbin H*E*M*P* Bar and POLITE BUREAU are within the Nimbin HEMP Embassy. All year you can find live performance protesting of the Cannabis prohibition laws, especially during the annual MardiGrass on the first weekend of May. We’re gearing up again in 2018 for the sheer volume of people expected to walk past our webcam over the Protestival. 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!
10 am – 1o pm : Food, music and superb chill zone by the river with hip hop all weekend!
* Prohibition is an incitement, not a control!
2 pm * Gather and get ready for the MardiGrass Parade
We are here to peacefully protest so please join us for the march either inside the exit of the western car park, across the road from the Grassroots Market, or behind the church at the corner of Thorburn and Cullen Streets. The march is the main event, so please join in!
2:30pm CANNABIS LAW REFORM RALLY
Led by the Widjibal Elders of the Bunjalung Nation, with children holding the Koori flag, the parade this year will start off at 2.30pm from the Western carpark and make its way south along Cullen street where it will turn left and head down past the Town Hall and Greenbank to the Hash Bowl Stage in Plantem Park for the Cannabis Law Reform Rally, speeches and MardiGrass Float Prize presentations. Just follow the GANJA FAERIES and the BIG JOINT!!
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, and the Legends Tribute winners, will be awarded, followed by more speeches.
This is our twenty sixth 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!