Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth
Laughing Face with Wiggling Eyes The Festival

29—30 Oct, 2022
Seppeltsfield Estate
Barossa Valley

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  • Saturday 29 October 29 Oct
  • Sunday 30 October 30 Oct
  • Tommy Little
    Tommy Little

    Tommy Little

    Tommy Little is Australia’s premier dickhead and also the most exciting comedian of his generation. His comedy bubbles with an irresistible energy – bursting to tell you the next story. He is currently learning to fly and plans to fly himself to the Barossa.

  • Melissa Leong
    Melissa Leong

    Melissa Leong

    If we could cook for one person it would be Melissa Leong! The Masterchef superstar is coming to Grapes of Mirth to judge our comedians cooking skills. Let’s hope they can live up to her high standards.

  • Colin Lane
    Colin Lane

    Colin Lane

    As the ‘Lano’ from Lano & Woodley, Colin Lane is one half of Australia’s favourite comedy duo. He is also a former host of Ready Steady Cook, so we’ve teamed him up with Melissa Leong to create a Grapes of Mirth cooking Super Show!

  • Dave Thornton
    Dave Thornton

    Dave Thornton

    Thorno is, without question, Australia’s best MC. He will be steering the ship at the Grapes of Mirth comedy Galas. He spent lockdown creating hilarious videos and working on his editing skills, but on the main stage is where he belongs.

  • Rhys Nicholson
    Rhys Nicholson

    Rhys Nicholson

    Razor sharp, daring and downright lascivious, Rhys Nicholson is a wit quickly gaining international acclaim. Most recently on our screens as a judge on RuPaul Downunder, Rhys is an absolute super star of the comedy circuit.

  • Nick Cody
    Nick Cody

    Nick Cody

    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, all the while becoming a regular fixture on TV and radio at home in Australia.

  • Luke Heggie
    Luke Heggie

    Luke Heggie

    Luke was nominated for Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2021. He is the comedian all other comedians love and he gigs relentlessly 6 or 7 nights a week and tours the biggest comedy and arts festivals in Australia and New Zealand to sell out crowds and rave reviews.

  • Zoë Coombs Marr
    Zoë Coombs Marr

    Zoë Coombs Marr

    Zoë won Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2016 and was nominated for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe in the same year. Since then, she has recorded a stand up special for Amazon, been a regular contributor on The Weekly and continued to make incredible, whip-smart, meta comedy shows. In the words of the Herald Sun “Zoë Coombs Marr is a genius”

  • Michelle Brasier
    Michelle Brasier

    Michelle Brasier

    A nominee for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Best Show award in 2021, Michelle is in flying form. She was the star of Stan’s 2020 Lockdown Comedy Festival, and is a multiple award winning singer, writer, actor, director and comedian!

  • Kyran Wheatley – Wax Quizzical
    Kyran Wheatley – Wax Quizzical

    Kyran Wheatley – Wax Quizzical

    Kyran Wheatley (Triple J) and his celebrity guest see just how badly they go doing one of the more difficult weekly quizzes from the weekend paper – with the trusty assistance of the assembled brains trust; two global experts in their field (comedians in character).

  • Mid-Flight Brawl
    Mid-Flight Brawl

    Mid-Flight Brawl

    Any tip rat can fly now. Here is what happens when they do. Nick Cody & Luke Heggie catalogue the greatest air travel incidents.

  • Merrick Watts
    Merrick Watts

    Merrick Watts

    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.

  • Big Bad Barry and the West End Dirty Thirty
    Big Bad Barry and the West End Dirty Thirty

    Big Bad Barry and the West End Dirty Thirty

    With a lifetime ban stretching across all forms of community and professional sport in Australia, Big Bad Barry McNought brings the Great American Songbook and the golden era of New York Swing to life with a ill-begotten band of misfits, heavy drinkers and career degenerates. Often compared to the rat pack but with real rats, Barry’s songs give a diamante sparkle and velour trim to outer suburban beer barns, public urinals and soldier’s memorial gardens alike. Expect foot-stomping rock and roll swagger, gravel-throated howling, occasional nudity and, inexplicably, line dancing.

  • Late Night Cellar Club
    Late Night Cellar Club

    Late Night Cellar Club

    High energy comedy, high energy circus acts & high energy music. The Vintage Cellar on Saturday night is where all the cool kids will be hanging out.

  • Judith Lucy
    Judith Lucy

    Judith Lucy

    Judith is a best-selling, award winning stand-up comedian, selling out huge venues across the country, playing theatres in big cities and across the regions. Rivetingly honest, with a Gatling gun gag rate, she is quite simply, comedy royalty.

  • Tom Gleeson
    Tom Gleeson

    Tom Gleeson

    Tom Gleeson is in every Aussie comedian’s Top 5. A true master of the craft, he’s performed at every major comedy festival in the world and has been nominated for a Helpmann three times. A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game.

  • Peter Helliar
    Peter Helliar

    Peter Helliar

    Peter Helliar has been one of Australia’s favourite comedians since his first appearance on our TV screens as a core cast member on the Logie Award winning Rove back in 1999. Pete has performed stand up for more than twenty years, selling out shows right across the country, where he makes the difficult business of being funny look dead easy.

  • Myf Warhurst & Zan Rowe – Bang On
    Myf Warhurst & Zan Rowe – Bang On

    Myf Warhurst & Zan Rowe – Bang On

    One of the best podcasts going round, Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).

  • Geraldine Hickey
    Geraldine Hickey

    Geraldine Hickey

    Geraldine won the biggest award in live comedy this year, the Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Gez has a deceptively effortless knack for turning low-key yarns about agapanthuses and bouncy-castles into high-stakes, helplessly funny narrative rollercoasters. She is the best in the biz, and we can’t get enough!

  • Nazeem Hussain
    Nazeem Hussain

    Nazeem Hussain

    Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy, and a much loved television and radio personality. Nazeem’s Netflix special Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy, filmed in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Festival, started streaming globally in 2019, introducing Nazeem to a legion of new fans, and critical acclaim. Funny Or Die, and Chortleboth listed Nazeem’s special amongst their favourites.

  • Ivan Aristeguieta – About This Much
    Ivan Aristeguieta - About This Much

    Ivan Aristeguieta – About This Much

    Ivan Aristeguieta is bringing his Lockdown sensation About This Much to the live stage for the first time. Ivan had a massive year, he was nominated for, the Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, for a show he wrote in lockdown in Melbourne. While in lockdown he also created his own cooking show, “About This Much” where people were encouraged to cook along with Ivan while he cooked, ate, danced and brought joy to many households. Now Ivan is bringing About This Much to the live stage for the first time, with Merrick Watts as his co-host, some of his funniest comedy friends attempting to cook along, audience challenges, an on stage DJ, and of course, dance breaks.

  • Dave Thornton
    Dave Thornton

    Dave Thornton

    Thorno is, without question, Australia’s best MC. He will be steering the ship at the Grapes of Mirth comedy Galas. He spent lockdown creating hilarious videos and working on his editing skills, but on the main stage is where he belongs.

  • DJ Pedro Moshman
    DJ Pedro Moshman

    DJ Pedro Moshman

    DJ Pedro Moshman is no ordinary DJ, there’s a reason why we take him around the country to all our Grapes of Mirth events. His ‘DJ Super Powers’ allow him to know what song to play, when to play it, and whom to play it for! The end result? Entertainment between comedy acts, and a dance party to finish off the day.

  • Peter Helliar – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
    Peter Helliar – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

    Peter Helliar – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

    You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet is a movie podcast with Peter Helliar chatting to movie lovers about classic and beloved movies they haven’t quite got around to seeing…. until now.

  • Merrick Watts
    Merrick Watts

    Merrick Watts

    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.

Full Program Coming Soon…

It’s not just an event, it’s a bloody FESTIVAL!
Here are just some of the experiences on offer.

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ONE DAY PASS FROM$109
WEEKEND PASS FROM$165

It’s not just an event, it’s a bloody FESTIVAL! Two jam-packed days of Comedy, Wine, Music, Podcasts, Cooking, Experiences, The Greatest Wine list ever seen at a comedy show, and SO MUCH MORE! The Barossa has never seen anything like this before.

FAQ

What happens if the event is canceled or postponed due to COVID?

100% refundable ticket for any COVID reason including State or Federal Government directive not to travel, to isolate, or for the reason of COVID relate illness.

What COVID safe measures will be in place?

The event will predominantly be outside and we have HEAPS of space to ensure everyone can socially distance. We are in constant dialogue with the South Australian Government and SA Health to ensure we deliver a COVID safe event. South Australia has one of the best records for putting on safe events over the past 18 months, so we are stoked to be another one, we wouldn’t want to do this event anywhere else! We take fun seriously so you don’t have to.

Is there allocating seating at the event?

The Festival 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?

If you have a pre-booked Seppeltsfield related experience, then yes, you will be able to leave the event site and return later. All other requests to leave the grounds will be treated on a case-by-case basis. Our preference is that you stay on site for the duration of The Festival.

Will Seppeltsfield Estate Cellar Door and FINO be open?

You bet! You can book any of the available experiences directly through their website.

What time does it all start and finish?

We will release a full schedule closer to the event, but gates will open at 10:30am on both days and the main stage program will commence at 12pm. On Saturday we have the Late Night Cellar Show and Kick Ons till around 10pm. Sunday will have a more leisurely 7pm finish.

Will there be bus services running to and from the event?

Absolutely! Bus tickets are available when you purchase your tickets.

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 (it can get a bit chilly at night). 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. To look after the ecosystem of the vines we also ask that you don’t bring pets (official assist animals will be permitted).

Can I camp at The Festival?

Grapes of Mirth is not a camping festival, gates open at 10:30am each morning. We have accomodation partnes in Adelaide and The Barossa though, plus buses running from all locations. When you buy a ticket you will be sent a special link for rooms at Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets and Novotel Barossa.

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