Redheads and coppertops of Australia, the time is near for the hottest event in the 2017 social calendar! The Ginger Pride Rally is back in Melbourne for a second year and set to be bigger, better and more fiery than the last.
Following the outstanding success of Australia’s first Ginger Pride Rally last year, which saw over 1,000 redheads and gingers unite, Buderim Ginger have been working their ginger socks off to plan the event’s return for 2017.
In October 2016, the public voted and decided that the country’s largest gathering of gingers and redheads should be held once again at Melbourne’s Federation Square.
The rally will kick off at 11.00am (registration opens 9.30am) , the festival will see redheads and ginger supporters unite, armed with banners and flags, to march the streets of Melbourne in celebration of their uniqueness.
The Ginger Pride Rally will paint Melbourne red and ginger with free ginger beer, vigorous games of ‘Ginger Beer Pong’, and a kid’s ginger activity zone. Melbourne band The Vanns will be back again this year to entertain the crowds, with Luize Scott and X Factor standouts Brentwood also joining the line-up. And for all the single redheads out there, Singles Events Melbourne will be playing coppertop Cupid with rounds of Ginger Speed Dating.
Buderim Ginger is also proud to announce The Alannah & Madeline Foundation as the official charity partner of the event. With 50% of funds raised from merchandise sales being donated to the foundation, a charity that advocates for the safety of children, cares for children who have experienced serious violence and works to reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying. The Foundation will also be hosting a ‘Kids Zone’ at the event, which will provide interactive and entertaining activities for children, including face painting and balloon sculpting.
The festival will also be supported again by The Red and Nearly Ginger Association (R.A.N.G.A), which exists as the peak special interest body for Ginger issues.