Everybody knows that the people of Melbourne love a good beard. But what you maybe didn’t know? We now have an entire festival dedicated to them.
Organised by the finely-bearded folks at This Is Beard Season, the first ever Mid Winter Beard Fest is set to go down in Collingwood on the evening of Sunday July 12. We’re talking a full-on warehouse party dedicated to chin fuzz, with music, booze and the most elaborate facial hair you’ll see outside of Middle Earth. And to make things even better, every single dollar is going to a worthy cause — This Is Beard Season's daily quest to get you and your friends and family to book a skincheck for melanoma. Do it.
The fun kicks off at 6pm at 73 Cromwell Street, although you’ll probably need to leave most of the afternoon to properly landscape your face. Melbourne bands Sgt York, Immortal Horns and DJ Petty Crimes will crank out a few sets, while Moon Dog Craft Brewery, Kulara Estate, Arktika Vodka and Sailor Jerry will keep you from getting too thirsty. All money from the bar goes to help fight melanoma, as will the proceeds from a charity auction later in the night.
For more information, visit Mid Winter Beard Fest on Facebook.
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