Held over four days, the festival attracts more than one million visitors to the sun-soaked banks of the Yarra to share in the vibrancy and spirit of our much loved city.
On the Friday night programming will expand in 2016, with the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands Grand Final kicking off on the Main Stage from 5:00pm, followed by headliners Alpine at 8:30pm.
11 - 14 March 2016
Moomba’s Main Arena will play host to headline acts including iconic Melbourne bands Alpine, British India and Tim Rogers & The Bamboos, plus an array of incredible Australian music talent.
Noon, Sunday, 13th March 2016
Yarra River, Birrarung Marr
Festival favourite the Birdman Rally will be back for 2016, with competitors plunging into the Yarra River for charity from 12:00pm on Sunday 13 March.
The antics are back with the hilarious Birdman Rally, where contestants aim to fly across the river by leaping off a four-metre platform with wings attached to their costumes.. all for a good cause.
The 2016 Moomba Parade will bring a flurry of colour and movement to St Kilda Rd on Monday 14 March at 11:00am with community designed floats, cultural performance groups, school participants and dance troupes joining the Moomba Monarchs in celebrating 2016 Festival.
It's big, colourful and fun. And it's all free.
King & Queen
Queen: Michelle Payne
King: Stevie Payne
Announced on ABC 774 radio
Saturday - Monday 9.30pm
Fireworks on the Yarra | between Princes Bridge and Swan St Bridge.. whoah!