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Goes Troppo, Townsville

Grapes of Mirth is heading to Queensland for the first time ever, bringing with them six of Australia’s best comedians.

Picture this, it’s mid-July, it’s cold, miserable outside. Now, picture this. Sunshine, palm trees, lush green lawns, chilled wines, some tunes, and 6 comedians that are all “Going Troppo”!

We’ve teamed up with our good friends at Brown Brothers Family Winemakers and we’re headed north for a weekend of warmth and good times.

Buy Tickets

$74 + Booking Fee


Saturday, 15 July

12:00pm – 6:00pm


Cluden Park

Racecourse Rd, Cluden QLD 4811

What’s Pouring

  • Brown Brothers Family Wines
  • Local Beer & Cider

What’s Cooking

  • Wood Fired Pizza
  • Greek Honey Puffs & Souvlaki
  • Analey Food Van
  • Smoking & Grillin Food Truck
  • Wagtails Food Truck & Coffee Van

What You Need To Know

  • This is an 18+ event
  • Strictly no BYO food or alcohol
  • All tickets include a take-home wine glass
  • This is an outdoor event BYO picnic rugs and / or foldable chairs
  • There is no allocated seating

Prohibited and Unprohibited Items

  • Allowed: sealed bottles of water, empty water bottles, picnic blankets, foldable chairs, soft cooler bags
  • Not Allowed: food, hard eskies, other beverages other than water, professional photography equipment


Thorno is, without question, Australia’s best MC. He will be steering the ship at the Grapes of Mirth comedy Galas. You’ve seen him on your TV and heard him on the radio, but on the main stage is where Dave belongs.

Dave Thornton

Stand-up Comedian. Radio Host. Actor. Dickhead. Nick Cody’s style of easy going comedy sees him consistently selling out shows and over-achieving his way around the globe, and headlining shows in every corner of Australia.

Nick Cody

A slightly deranged girl, known for her dark and twisted everyday observations and stories, and returning to her hometown of Townsville! Winner of the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Danielle also appeared as ‘Ranger Danny’ alongside stars Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney on the show everyone fell in love with – “GetKrack!n” for ABC TV.

Danielle Walker

Luke is the comedian all other comedians love, he gigs relentlessly 6 or 7 nights a week and tours the biggest comedy festivals in Australia and New Zealand to sell-out crowds and rave reviews.

Luke Heggie

A former journalist, mother of two teenagers and one of the most exciting voices on the Australian comedy scene, say hello to Chris Ryan! Chris is in red hot form with her laconic take on everything from romance to passive aggressive co-workers.

Chris Ryan

The “Merric” from Merrick and Rosso. Mez, as he is affectionately known, has worked at almost every radio and TV station in the country. You might have seen him recently getting smashed in the face on SAS Australia, Australia’s REAL reality show. Mez loves wine, so much so that he’s a qualified sommelier, with dreams of retiring to a big Chesterfield, smoking a cigar and drinking Cabernet.

Merrick Watts

If Grapes of Mirth falls in a Vineyard and DJ Pedro Moshman isn’t there to pick us up and get us dancing, did GoM really ever happen? No, it did not. No Pedro, No Party.

DJ Pedro Moshman


Brown Brothers Wine, Food, and Comedy Festival

Brown Brothers are taking a little piece of the King Valley to Townsville.

On Sat 15 July you can expect 6 hours of comedy, wine, and music, and on Sun 16 July, Brown Brothers will kick on with more food and wine festivities. They will have a pop-up cellar door operating all weekend, and you can expect some amazing gourmet food to accompany your wine and comedy experience.

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Is there allocating seating at the event?

The event does not have allocated seating. Bring your favorite picnic blanket or chair and just pick your spot for the day.

Can I leave the event and come back later?

We do not provide pass-outs at the event. Please bring everything with you that you will require on the day.

Can I smoke at the event?

Yes, but you must stick to the designated smoking area, and please ensure you use the ashtrays.

What time does it all start and finish?

We will release a full schedule closer to the event, but gates will open at 11:45am, with the comedy starting from 1:00pm. DJ Pedro Moshman will play his last track just before 6:00pm, which is the official end time.

What about car parking?

There will be plenty of on-site parking at Cluden Park.

What can I bring to the event, and what is prohibited?

We recommend you bring something to sit on (chair/blanket), a large brimmed hat, and something warm (depending on the final forecast). We’ve put together a kick-ass selection of food and beverages, so please don’t bring your own. Also, no hard eskies, but soft cooler bags with ice blocks is all good to keep your drinks cold throughout the day – and feel free to bring your own empty refillable drink bottles and / or sealed bottles of water. To look after the ecosystem of the vines we also ask that you don’t bring pets (official assist animals will be permitted). Also, no professional photography equipment.

Will there be shade?

This is an outdoor event, please prepare accordingly for all weather conditions. We will do our best to provide as much shade protection as possible, but unfortunately, it is not feasible for us to provide shade for all attendees. Depending on the final forecast, we will make further announcements to ensure that everyone is as comfortable as possible.

Can I bring a child?

This is an 18+ event due to the nature of the comedy and content, no children are permitted. If you have a dependent young baby that you would like to bring along, we ask that you email us to arrange this – [email protected]

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