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The 2019 Ballarat Frolic Festival runs from November 7 to 13

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Frolic makes WIN News AGAIN!

We’ve seen so much support from the broader community this year. We were really happy to talk with WIN News about the festival and why it means so much to the LGBTIQA+ community. You can see their news piece below. Though for the record, we said we hoped we’d have 2000 people attend throughout the…

Maureen Andrew is proving once and for all that diamonds really are forever…

Maureen Andrew is proving once and for all that diamonds really are forever…

Maureen is one of our most experienced performers, and it shows! Her stage presence is amazing. Maureen was in the original production of Hair: The Musical, and remembers a very different time for our community. You can read more about that in this Courier article here. Be prepared to be entertained in the second last…

Philmah and the girls in Ballarat TONIGHT!

Philmah and the girls in Ballarat TONIGHT!

Check out this fantastic article in The Courier about Philmah, Jojo and Maude by Greg Gliddon. To read the rest of the fantastic article by Greg Gliddon from The Courier click here. Ticket sales have jumped up, and are cheaper if you book ahead – so jump on over to our program page and grab your…

Community festival promoting visibility

Community festival promoting visibility

Our fantastic coverage of this year’s Frolic Festival in The Courier continues with this article about two of our volunteers Max and Graham. Our volunteers are the backbone of the festival. Without their assistance, we wouldn’t be able to host twice the number of events as we did last year. Every volunteer has their own…

Eyes down, balls out for Granny Bingo at Frolic

Eyes down, balls out for Granny Bingo at Frolic

The Courier covers the grannies!                       In case you missed it, Greg Glidon from The Courier did an article on what you can expect this Saturday at Granny Bingo. You can read The Courier article here. It’s going to be a hoot on Saturday, and…

Read why Sarah and Michael, and the Afternoon of jazz and wine tasting will be extra special

Read why Sarah and Michael, and the Afternoon of jazz and wine tasting will be extra special

Spending an afternoon with Sarah Hirst and Michael Brown is a rare opportunity to experience music infused with romance, elegance and passion. At our Afternoon of jazz and wine tasting next Sunday Sarah and Michael will be playing a well-picked selection of songs written and performed by LGBTIQA+ artists from the early 20th Century, such as…

Yana Alana @ Carnival Day!!!

Yana Alana @ Carnival Day!!!

Yana Alana will be helping kick off Frolic Carnival Day. Be there early to see her or miss out! Details on Carnival Day here. Queen of queer cabaret and determined to never be a national treasure; Yana Alana is a multi award-winning, neo-punk, cabaret anarchist.  Yana Alana and The Paranas offer a celebration of difference…


Frolic supports local rainbow families

‘As people’s sense of community grows bigger, people have more confidence to then be visible and be themselves within Ballarat… I think [Frolic] just makes people feel proud, supported, and like they’re not alone…’ – Renee ‘[W]e think it’s really important that the community is recognised and celebrated in regional Victoria. We are so committed…

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Local papers report on the 2019 Frolic Festival

We’ve had some great coverage in the paper the last couple of weeks about Frolic Festival. Check out the articles here:   Remember, grab your tickets today from before they run out! ❤️

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WIN News covers Frolic

Thanks WIN News Ballarat for covering our little festival. We’re super excited to be bringing what will be a fun and visible event for the whole community! Thanks also to our supporters Juliana Addison MP and Michaela Settle MP who were there too. Remember, grab your tickets today from before they run out! ❤️…


Introducing the wonderful Sarah!

Sarah is a talented artist and Ballarat local who got involved with Frolic after entering the Art Show last year (she also took out the Frolic Committee Art Prize!). Sarah is working with Renee to help coordinate our wonderful volunteers during the festival and is also part of the Art Show working group this year.…

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Behind the scenes at Frolic

Not long to go now. Make sure you get your tickets BEFORE the festival at Check out our short and hilariously dorky behind the scenes video of what happens at Frolic Committee meetings and see the winner of our tagging competition announced live!   We really look forward to seeing you at the festival…