Grapes of Mirth
Comedy in the Vines 2023
Hide & Seek Winery
Hide & Seek Winery
Saturday 11 November & Sunday 12 November, 2023
Hide & Seek Winery, Nagambie Lakes, VIC
With the support of the Victorian government's Regional Events Fund, Comedy in the Vines will feature regional Australia's biggest ever comedy line-up as well as great local produce, and incredible wines.
Russell Kane will be gracing the main stage, and Amercian comedian and podcaster Gareth Reynolds rounds out the international headliners.
An extraordinary lineup of Australian talent will also make the short trip to Nagambie, including Tommy Little, Celia Pacquola, Dave Hughes, Luke McGregor, Rhys Nicholson, Dilruk Jayasinha, Harley Breen, Geraldine Hickey, Tom Ballard, Merrick Watts, Lizzy Hoo, Sam Taunton, Susie Youssef, Bron Lewis, Dane Simpson, and Prue Blake.
Just past the Hide and Seek vines and over a causeway, nestled in amongst the lilypads of the Goulburn Weir is the Comedy in the Vines island, big enough for two large outdoor stages, a Big Wine Tent, a Rosé and Relaxation Station, a World of Wine, and a host of local gourmet food providers including pitmaster and president of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance Adam Roberts who is bringing his unparalleled barbecue knowledge to present an incredible food demonstration.
The Nagambie Lakes wine region is host to some titans and icons of the Australian wine industry as well as some smaller producers making awesome wine that we can't wait to drink with you. Some of the wineries partnering with us include Mitchelton Wines, Fowles, Tahbilk, Box Grove Wines, and Wines by Sam.
The festival will also host live podcast recordings on the LilyPod stage, including the hit Double J podcast Bang On hosted by Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe, a special live performance from KIIS FM hosts Will & Woody, The Becky and Cam Hotline, from comedians Becky Lucas and Cameron James who will also be performing on the main stage, and a first ever live recording of Picture Discuss hosted by Merrick Watts. The LilyPode stage will be hosted by the inimitable Tine Del Twist the winner of the 2023 Comic's Choice award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Other highlights of the festival include not your average cooking demo from Nat's What I Reckon, a unique wine presentation from Mike Bennie, the wine and drinks editor describes by Sam Neill as "a cross between Michael Broadbent and John Belushi", and a less educational wine show from Ethan Cavanagh and Sweeney Preston.
Cocoloco (UK) will also be roving around the isla d in their own world which has been likened to Alice in Wonderland meeting The Shining with a sprinkle of Dali and David Lynch thrown in for good measure.
Grapes of Mirth resident DJ will provide the tunes and the afterparty on the main stage.
SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER
TOMMY LITTLE | NAT'S WHAT I RECKON | GERALDINE HICKEY | DILRUK JAYASINHA | LIZZY HOO | HARLEY BREEN | TOM BALLARD | BRON LEWIS | SAM TAUNTON | WILL & WOODY | DANE SIMPSON | PICTURE DISCUSS | MERRICK WATTS | TINA DEL TWIST | COCOLOCO (UK) | MIKE BENNIE | SWEENEY PRESTON & ETHAN CAVANAGH | DJ PEDRO MOSHMAN
SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER
RUSSELL KANE (UK) | CELIA PACQUOLA | RHYS NICHOLSON | DAVE HUGHES | LUKE MCGREGOR | BECKY LUCAS | BANG ON WITH MYF WARHURST & ZAN ROWE | SUSIE YOUSSEF | THE BECKY & CAM HOTLINE | CAM JAMES | PRUE BLAKE | GARETH REYNOLDS (USA) | MERRICK WATTS | TINA DEL TWIST | COCOLOCO (UK) | MIKE BENNIE | SWEENEY PRESTON & ETHAN CAVANAGH | DJ PEDRO MOSHMAN
BUS TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH COMEDY IN THE VINES - BUSES EVENT
There will be return chartered bus services to the festival site from Melbourne as well as from several regional centres.
Additionally, there is a shuttle services from Go Nagambie Lakeside Camping via the centre of Nagambie to the festival site and back again running approximately every 45 minutes.
Available bus routes:
- Southern Cross Station, Melbourne to Hide and Seek Winery return
- Seymour to Hide and Seek Winery return, meeting V Line services where possible
- Shepparton to Hide and Seek Winery return
- Bendigo / Heathcote to Hide and Seek Winery return