Dress Up Attack!

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The super cool music festival for kids as much fun for parents as it is for the little ones

Dress Up Attack! is the reason we become parents: you can dress up your babes in adorable outfits and educate them on Aussie music history at the same time. If you missed out on the mini-fest at Vivid earlier this year, make sure you get tickets for the main event at Marrickville’s Portugal Club before they sell out. 

Kimya Dawson (Alphabutt) leads the line-up alongside ’90s power-pop outfit Custard and Bunny Racket – performing with a new album recorded in LA with guitarist Robby Krieger (The Doors) and drummer Brant Bjork (Kyuss). Plus, mother of two Angie Who will be performing songs from her new parent-friendly kids’ album Littlefolk and kiddie band Benny Time will open the festival.

There’ll be free activities all day, including storytelling and acting workshops from NIDA, for ages 2-5 and 6-8. Melbourne musician Erica Rasmussen and visual artist Zakiya Kurdi will be running Paint What You Hear workshops, engaging kids with classical and contemporary music and visual art. And the ever-popular Dad Joke Bar will be open for mega LOLs. 

One of the highlights is Awesome People Reading Books, where kids can sit and listen to stories read by local personalities. Previous readers have included Kamahl, Holly Throsby, Kirin J Callinan and Jay Frenzal.

Dressing up on the day is part of the fun, so start planning those matching parent and baby outfits now. Khaleesi and baby dragons, Batman and Robin, Goblin King and baby Toby… the possibilities are endless. 

By: Emma Joyce

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