Scene News: Po’ Boy Quarter And Ding Dong Lounge Present Fat Tuesday Festival For Carlton!

brian nankervisHey Melbourne Music City Revellers & Lovers of Fine Food – Prepare yourselves for Fat Tuesday!

Po’ Boy Quarter joins forces with Ding Dong Lounge to present the most colourful Food & Music event of the season on Tuesday, 9 Feb at Piazza Italia, Argyle Street in Carlton.

Some may recall last year’s event, which was held near Melbourne General Cemetery in Lygon Street. Organisers were expecting to cater to around 500 people and were overwhelmed by public response to the event, which drew around 7000 punters, who came along mostly through word of mouth. This year’s event will be ticketed and held at a brand new venue with even more to taste, hear and see.

Only 1500 tickets are available to this year’s Fat Tuesday family-friendly New Orleans style event at $22+BF or $28 on the door, with kids under 15 free entry if accompanied by an adult. Buy tickets here:

The event will be hosted by RocKwiz Supremo Brian Nankervis and includes fantastic local DJ’s Mohair Slim (PBS) and Bruce Milne (RRR). Multiple bar areas and a smorgasbord of Southern food stalls will be available to attendees.

Entertainments including a funky second line brass band parade, a fortune teller’s booth and a costume competition that will culminate with the crowning of Melbourne’s very first King and Queen of Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday,” celebrates the last day of the “Carnival” season in New Orleans – an audacious and bodacious orgy of merrymaking, parades, feasting, and dancing. Mardi Gras is traditionally the last chance for Catholics to engage in debauchery of any type before Lent in the lead up to Easter, but it has been adopted by the entire city’s population as a shared joyous cultural event. Now it’s Melbourne’s chance to do the same.

Stay tuned for full music lineup, menu and bar announcements!

Get tix now:

9 February, 4-10pm, Piazza Italia, Argyle Street, Carlton.

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