• The Goldfields Gothic Festival of Dark Ideas

Overview

Maldon’s infamous Goldfields Gothic Festival of Dark Ideas returns from the 2-4 of August in 2024.

Goldfields Gothic is a weekend of events themed around celebrating the dark side of the goldfields. Inspired by intriguing stories of the past – spiritualists, secret societies, bushrangers, ghost-hoaxers and murderers – we celebrate the dark side of the goldfields in all its gruesome glory.

Opening Night @ GOLDFIELDS GOTHIC Festival of Dark Ideas 2024

Date: August 2, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM 4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON VIC 3463

WORDS. WORKS, MUSIC, FILM. SASHA CUMA ARTIST OF THE DARKSIDE OF POETRY, MUSICIAN & FILM MAKER. DI LELONG HISTORIAN OF THE UNEXPLAINED, GHOST TOUR LEADER & STORYTELLER. ARABELLA WATSON PARLOUR GAMES & STORYTELLER. DJONN ABRA TENGU POET & MASTER OF THE SPOKEN WORD. NATASHA JOYCE UNDER TUNNEL TALKER. JODI PHILLIS POET & SOLO ARTIST OF SONG. JOHN TULLY LOCAL HISTORIAN, STORYTELLER & GOLDFIELDS EXPLORER. | FRIDAY 2ND AUCUST 6PM TO MIDNICHT MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM 4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS OR $20 AT THE GATE

WORDS. WORKS, MUSIC, FILM.

featuring:

  • SASHA CUMA ARTIST OF THE DARKSIDE OF POETRY, MUSICIAN & FILM MAKER.
  • DI LELONG HISTORIAN OF THE UNEXPLAINED, GHOST TOUR LEADER & STORYTELLER.
  • ARABELLA WATSON PARLOUR GAMES & STORYTELLER.
  • DJONN ABRA TENGU POET & MASTER OF THE SPOKEN WORD.
  • NATASHA JOYCE UNDER TUNNEL TALKER.
  • JODI PHILLIS POET & SOLO ARTIST OF SONG.
  • JOHN TULLY LOCAL HISTORIAN, STORYTELLER & GOLDFIELDS EXPLORER.
  • ŽIVA ELECTRONIC + SLAVIC-POP + DARKWAVE

FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST 6PM TO MIDNIGHT
MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM
4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON

WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS or $20 AT THE GATE

Gothic Market Day 2024

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

Location: MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM 4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON VIC 3463

SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST 10am-2pm
MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM
4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON

Featuring over 50 stalls with gothic curiosities to entrance and delight

ALSO FEATURING:

  • 1PM: SVETOZAR! BY SASHA CUHA AUSTRALIA’S DARK PRINCE OF GOTHIC POETRY
  • 11AM & 2PM NATASHA JOYCE THE VICTORIAN HISTORIAN TALKS IN THE MUSEUM TUNNEL

THROUGHOUT THE DAY PERFORMANCES BY:

  • DI LELONG GHOST TOUR LEADER & STORYTELLER
  • ARABELLA WATSON PARLOUR GAMES & STORYTELLER
  • LES ROBERTS LOCAL STORYTELLER AND UNKNOWN EXPLORER
  • FIRE JUGGLERS & EATERS OF THE FLAME

WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS or DONATION ENTRY

The Human Library

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Maldon Library, High St Maldon

FREE EVENT

“The Human Library”

FREE FOR ALL to attend

Saturday Central Town Stage Goldfields Gothic 2024

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Central Town Stage, Main St Maldon

POETRY AND MUSIC 12.30PM HIGH ANGLE BEAMS BAND 130PM THE SWEET SICKNESS BAND 2.30PM DJONN ABRA TENGU POET & MASTER OF THE SPOKEN WORD

TOWN STAGE DAY PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST:

POETRY AND MUSIC

  • 12.30PM HIGH ANGLE BEAMS BAND
  • 1.30PM THE SWEET SICKNESS BAND
  • 2.30PM DJONN ABRA TENGU POET & MASTER OF THE SPOKEN WORD

FREE FOR ALL to attend

Historic Bus Tour

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 1:45 pm

Location: Neighbourhood Centre, Church St, Maldon

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Meet at the Neighbourhood Centre on Church St at 1.45pm to board a bus tour of historic Maldon.

WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS only

GOLDFIELDS GOTHIC FASHION PARADE 2024

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Near the Maldon Hotel, Main St, Maldon

Assemble by the Maldon Hotel for the finest of Gothic Fashion on display from 3pm

FREE FOR ALL to attend

Cath Jamison – Dark Magic

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: Maldon Hotel Cellar, Main St, Maldon

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Noted as one of the most “bizarre and unusual” women in Australia, and captivating audiences worldwide with her uncanny ability to read thoughts and bend reality, Jamison can make any cynic gasp and will delve into your innermost thoughts and know what you are going to say before you do.

Audiences will be captivated until the very end…

2 shows, 4.30pm & 7.30pm

WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS only

Saturday Night Dance Party

Date: August 3, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM 4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON VIC 3463

Goldfields Gothic FESTIVAL OF DARK IDEAS SAT NIGHT 3RD AUGUST 6PM-MIDNIGHT MUSIC, DANCE, STORIES, PARTY SIX BANDS PERFORMING OVER 6 HOURS MC/DJ: LILITH NIRVANA FESTIVAL MASTER SASHA CUHA FANTASTIC FIRE PITS & ROVING PERFORMERS THE SWEET SICKNESS BAND | ONE PART GIN | DEATH OF ART THE HEAVY CHOIR | HIGH ANGLE BEAMS | THE FALLEN GENTRY MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM 4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON BAR OPENS AT 6PM BE QUICK TICKETS SELLING FAST!

Goldfields Gothic Festival of Dark Ideas 2024
SAT NIGHT 3RD AUGUST 6PM-MIDNIGHT
MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM

MUSIC, DANCE, STORIES, PARTY

SIX BANDS PERFORMING OVER 6 HOURS

  • MC/DJ: LILITH NIRVANA
  • FESTIVAL MASTER SASHA CUHA
  • FANTASTIC FIRE PITS & ROVING PERFORMERS
  • THE SWEET SICKNESS BAND
  • ONE PART GIN
  • DEATH OF ART
  • THE HEAVY CHOIR
  • HIGH ANGLE BEAMS
  • THE FALLEN GENTRY

 

MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM
4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON

BAR OPENS AT 6PM
WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS only

Gothic Yoga

Date: August 4, 2024

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Beehive Mine & Chimney. Opposite cnr of Church St & Bendigo-Maldon Road, Maldon VIC 3463

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Gothic Yoga: 9.30am @ The Beehive Chimney!

FREE ENTRY for all!

Hearse Cruise & Display 2024

Date: August 4, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

Location: MALDON VINTAGE MACHINERY & MUSEUM 4 VINCENTS RD, MALDON VIC 3463

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Now in its 3rd year @ Goldfields Gothic. Hearses assemble at Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum 10am, then cruise from 10.30am through the streets of Maldon to the Beehive Mine & Chimney for display.

Come and show off your hearse, and bring your business cards to talk business with the locals!

Various locations around Maldon
2-4 August 2024
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