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Melbourne’s Getting Its First Ever Brazilian Festival

By James Shackell
4th Sep 2017


The Queen Vic Night Market and its pasta-cheese-wheel-thing may be on their way out, but here’s some news to cheer you up: the market is throwing an epic Brazilian festival in September.

It’s actually the city’s first ever dedicated Brazilian festival—surely a massive city council oversight (lift your samba game, Robert Doyle). It’s called VIVA Brazil, and it’ll be running at Queen Vic over the weekend of 9–10 September.

Here’s what’s in store. Melbourne samba veterans The Old Guard Of The North and Sambrazuca will be bringing the Afro beats, alongside a DJ line-up, courtesy of Tamo Junto. There’ll also be Capoeira demonstrations, Brazilian BBQ from Cope Food Truck and Copacabana International, plus a bunch of craft stalls and boutique food trucks.

Now, where did we put our sequined headdress...swear it was around here somewhere.

The Details

Where: Queen Victoria Market
When: 10am – 3pm Saturday 9 September, 10am – 4pm Sunday 10 September
For more info, click here

There's only one thing that can top samba, and that's chicken. Lots of chicken. Good thing the Big Chicken Fest is coming back to town

Image credit: Queen Victoria Market 

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