Opening WEEKEND | Australia

Deep Soulful Sweats

*Free ticket booking required to participate in Equinox performance. Seating available to watch the performance, no booking required.

Castlemaine State Festival Opening Celebrations

The instructions are as follows:

1. Dress in your elemental colours*
2. Wear your comfiest dancing shoes
3. Be prepared to move (and sweat)
4. Exorcise through exercise

Join us at Castlemaine’s Western Reserve for Deep Soulful Sweats’ Equinox, an epic coming together of elemental power, community, past, present and future. Taking place over two evenings, Equinox is a life-affirming participatory dance extravaganza that young and old and all abilities can enjoy. Divided into star signs, you will be guided by your elemental leader on a holistic journey through movement, chanting, absurdity and fantasy.

Sign up to join your Zodiac family in movement or sit back and watch it all unfold. This visual spectacular brings Castlemaine together, committing whole-heartedly to losing yourself in an immersive ritual. **

*Red: Sagittarius, Aries, Leo. Blue: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. Yellow: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. Green: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo
**The Castlemaine State Festival is not liable for any life changing epiphanies, floating or astral projection that may occur.

Head down to the Western Reserve from 6pm to enjoy a bite to eat along with some fine tunes brought to you by the Equinox DJ. A Welcome to Country will take place at 7.00pm.

*Allocation exhausted for opening night!

And over at the Theatre Royal Aperol Festival Club the action will be spilling out into the street from 6pm with DJs, roving bands and cold drinks. Don’t forget to grab a ticket to the Puta Madre Brothers who later in the night will take us into the wee hours with their magical mariachi moves. Kick back and enjoy the opening night of the festival from the coolest spot in town.

‘A celebration of new age and rave cultures. The destination is enlightenment.’
— THE WEST AUSTRALIAN