12-14 October 2018 | Melbourne – Australia

AUSTRALASIA’S FIRST DEDICATED KIZOMBA FESTIVAL!

-5th ANNIVERSARY EDITION-

The Australian Kizomba Festival is Australasia’s premier Kizomba event, bringing Australasian and international Kizomba dancers all together under one roof to celebrate and share their passion for Kizomba!

After a successful 2017, the Australian Kizomba Festival is set to present its highly-anticipated 5th anniversary edition in October 2018!

Earlybird Special on sale for a limited time!

 

 

 

 

 

Artists – 2017

Felicien & Isabelle (France)

2017

Manny Valdez
Melbourne

Low
France

Reds
Spain

OPA Xray 
Netherlands

David Vasquez
Sydney

Event Schedule

7:00pm – 11:00pm Exclusive AKF2018 Pre-Event

Exclusive Workshops and Intimate Meet’n’Greet Pre-Party event featuring some of our International Artists

This is a separate event, and it is only available as an additional upgrade from a Full Event Pass. A limited number of tickets can be purchased for this event (strictly limited numbers, subject to availability).

Friday (Day 1) Workshops

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

9:30am Doors open/Registrations

10:00am – 12:00pm Morning Workshops

1:00pm Lunch break (and Friday Performers Tech Run)

2:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Workshops

 

Friday Night Welcome Party

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

8:00pm – 2:00am Friday Night Welcome Party (includes Evening Workshop)

Saturday (Day 2) Workshops

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

9:30am Doors open/Registrations

10:00am – 12:00pm Morning Workshops

1:00pm Lunch (and Saturday Peformers Tech Run)

2:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Workshops

 

Saturday Night Themed Party 

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

8:00pm  – 3:00am Saturday Night Themed Party (includes Evening Workshop)

Sunday (Day 3) Workshops

Venue: St. Brigid’s Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

10:30am Doors open/Registrations

11:00am – 1:00pm Morning Workshops

1:00pm Lunch break

2:00pm – 5:00pm Afternoon Workshops

 

Sunday Night Grand Finale Party

Venue TBA:

8:00pm – 1:00am Sunday Night Finale Party (includes Evening Workshop)

Post-Festival Visit to  Peninsula Hot Springs

10:00am – 4:00pm (includes return coach transfer)

This is a separate event, and it is only available as an additional upgrade from a Full Event Pass. A limited number of tickets can be purchased for this event (strictly limited numbers, subject to availability).

 

Monday Night Post-Festival Farewell Workshop and Party

@ The Aegean Restaurant, 19 Brunswick Street Fitzroy

7:00pm – 11:00pm

This is a separate event, and will be available for an additional purchase.

How to get there?

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All 2018 Australia Kizomba Festival workshops and parties (except Thursday pre-event and Sunday night party) will be held at St Brigid’s Hall (378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North), a magnificent large art-deco style venue used for many Melbourne dance and arts events, located in the vibrant inner-city precinct of Fitzroy, just 2km from the CBD.

The venue is walking distance from Fitzroy’s renowned bohemian vibe and eclectic mix of cool cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique shops, and a short tram ride to Melbourne’s famous CBD laneways and nearby attractions such as Federation Square, Southbank, St Kilda, etc.

St Brigid’s Hall
378 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy North

Tram 96 towards East Brunswick
Stop 17 – Princes St/ Nicholson St

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Photo Gallery

Australian Kizomba Festival – 2016

Accommodation

Melbourne is a great city to host the Australian Kizomba Festival and is often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital because of its thriving arts scene of livemusic, dance, film and other art forms.

Here are some accommodation options within walking distance (or a short tram ride) to the venue. There are also many hotels in Melbourne CBD suiting all budgets.

About us

AKF is committed to educating, promoting and preserving the historical and cultural aspects of Kizomba (both as a dance and music genre) and its related styles, whilst also exploring new directions that Kizomba is taking internationally. AKF strives to provide a high quality event, with a top quality instructors, workshops and parties that will give attendees an unforgettable experience.

We look forward to having you all together under one roof, to learning from each other, to making new friends who share the passion for this incredible dance, music and culture we have all fallen in love with!

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