Malahang Community Festival 2017


Malahang main stage

A full program of performances and demonstrations by musicians, dancers, choirs, drummers, cultural groups and more. 

  • Charles La Trobe College Performance
  • The Material Girls (Enviro Entertainment)
  • Welcome to Country & Mayoral Welcome
  • Lotus Middle Eastern Dance Troupe
  • Rhythm of Life African Drumming
  • The Woodville Trio (acoustic band)
  • Keynote Singers (Community Choir)
  • North East Melbourne Chinese Association (Chinese Dance)
  • Yuloo Dancers (Aboriginal Dance)
  • St Pius X Primary School Choir
  • Eco Organiser (De-Clutter Presentation)
  • Freeza Crowd (60s Blues Rock Band)
  • Christian Dimarco (DJ with woodwinds)

Malahang melting pot stage

A fusion of food and culture – featuring live cultural cooking demonstrations and there were opportunities to sample the different cuisines prepared:

  • Sumia Humida - Sudanese - Eggplant Salad
  • Adam Raad - Lebanese - Chickpea Falafel and Tahini Sauce
  • Mikoto Akari - Japanese - Veggie Brown Rice Sushi & Marinated Tofu
  • Ita Andehui - Mexican - Barbacoa Tacos & Guacamole
  • Allan Wickey - Aboriginal - Kangaroo Steak with Plum Sauce
  • Mahshid Babzartabi - Iranian - Eggplant Dip (Mirza Ghasemi) 

Youth zone

With skate and scooter competitions took place in the morning and hip hop MC’s and dancers were on the Youth Stage in the arvo thanks to Banyule Youth Services.

Olympic Village makers market

Packed to the brim with local artists, collectors and trinket sellers, the Olympic Village Makers Market took over a massive section of the Malahang Festival site. The market came just in time early Christmas shopping.

Banyule has Talent stage

Back by popular demand, the Banyule Has Talent stage showcased some of the local communities’ best talent. There was singing, dancing and karaoke! Festival goers had 3 minutes of fame and stepped onto the stage to belt out their favourite ballads.  

Arts and crafts

Whether it was our Early Years or Health team or one of many local community groups, there were loads of art activities and making spaces.

Sensory safe chill out space

If the sights and sounds of the festival got a bit too much the Yarra Plenty Regional Library marquee was the place to be for some quiet activity or to rest and relax into a beanbag.


  • Sunday, 19 November 2017 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Malahang Reserve
Corner of Southern Road and Oriel Road

123 Southern Road, Heidelberg West 3081  View Map

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