Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth
  • Saturday 29 October 29 Oct
  • Sunday 30 October 30 Oct
  • Rhys Nicholson
    Rhys Nicholson

    Rhys Nicholson

    Winner of Best Show at the 2022 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Rhys is razor sharp, daring and downright lascivious. Most recently on our screens as a judge on RuPaul Downunder, Rhys is an absolute superstar of the comedy circuit.

  • Melanie Bracewell
    Melanie Bracewell

    Melanie Bracewell

    Host of Chanel 10s The Cheap Seats, Winner of Director’s choice award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2021, and seen regularly smashing it out of the park on Have You Been Paying Attention?, Melanie Bracewell is possibly the most in demand comedian in the country right now.

  • 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.

  • 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. You’ve seen him on your TV and heard him on the radio, but on the main stage is where Dave belongs.

  • Luke Heggie
    Luke Heggie

    Luke Heggie

    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.

  • Peter Helliar
    Peter Helliar

    Peter Helliar

    Peter Helliar has been one of Australia’s favourite comedians since his first appearance on our TV screens on 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.

  • 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, and headlining shows in every corner of Australia.

  • 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!

  • Dane Simpson
    Dane Simpson

    Dane Simpson

    Dane Simpson was a Deadly Funny national finalist in 2015; since then, it has been a fast-rising trajectory for this Wagga based comedian with a whirlwind of gigs, tours, and festival runs – as both a solo artist and as part of Aborigi-LOL. Dane has appeared on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, ‘Have You Been Paying Attention?’, ‘Get Krackin’, and in feature film rom-com ‘The Merger.’

  • 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!

  • Chris Ryan
    Chris Ryan

    Chris Ryan

    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.

  • 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. In this live podcast recording, 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.

  • Mike Bennie

    Mike Bennie

    Mike is to the Australian drinks industry what Vito Corleone is to the family, The Boss. He’s the wine/drinks editor of delicious magazine, editor-at-large for interactive wine commentary website, WineFront.com.au, and regular contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. Sam Neil described him as “a cross between Michael Broadbent and John Belushi”, in other words, he knows his shit and is a good time at a party.

  • DJ Pedro Moshman
    DJ Pedro Moshman

    DJ Pedro Moshman

    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.

  • The Chaser Report
    The Chaser Report

    The Chaser Report

    Are you sick of news you can trust? For over 200 years, The Chaser has been the world’s leading source of news you can’t trust. Join Charles Firth and Dom Knight for a special live podcast recording.

  • 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.

  • Odette
    Odette

    Odette

    It’s been a huge few years for the Sydney-based singer-songwriter. Her last album, To A Stranger, debuted at #1 on the Apple Music Charts, landed her two 2018 ARIA noms, garnered 55+ million streams and secured her two national sold out headline tours. In 2019, she ushered in the new year playing Falls Fest before embarking on a successful SXSW run and headline Europe & UK tour. Now, with the release of her transcendental new record, 2022 is shaping up to be her biggest year yet.

  • 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. Glam Adelaide reckons “This man embodies comic genius” and we couldn’t agree more.

  • Geraldine Hickey
    Geraldine Hickey

    Geraldine Hickey

    Gez has a deceptively effortless knack for turning low-key yarns about agapanthuses and bouncy-castles into high-stakes, helplessly funny narrative rollercoasters. She has won the biggest award in Australian Comedy, and the Comedians Choice award, she’s the best in the biz, and we can’t get enough!

  • 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. You’ve seen him on your TV and heard him on the radio, but on the main stage is where Dave belongs.

  • Lizzy Hoo
    Lizzy Hoo

    Lizzy Hoo

    Writer, noodle enthusiast, designer, actor, rugby lover, and rescue greyhound owner. Lizzy is also a stand-up comedian who has rapidly become one of Australia’s most exciting new voices. She’s spent the last two years touring with the biggest names in comedy and her solo shows sell out instantly. Lizzy is going BIG places.

  • 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).

  • Nath Valvo
    Nath Valvo

    Nath Valvo

    WINNER: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2018 and a regular across all TV networks, Nath is going from strength to strength as a performer and stand-up and is in high demand, both in Australia and internationally. He’s a true craftsman of the art form.

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

    Peter Helliar – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

    The movie podcast where Peter Helliar chats with a funny friend and movie lover about a classic or beloved film they have never seen… until now!

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

    Ivan Aristeguieta – About This Much

    Ivan Aristeguieta is bringing his online sensation 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.

  • The Chaser Report
    The Chaser Report

    The Chaser Report

    Are you sick of news you can trust? For over 200 years, The Chaser has been the world’s leading source of news you can’t trust. Join Charles Firth and Dom Knight for a special live podcast recording.

  • DJ Pedro Moshman
    DJ Pedro Moshman

    DJ Pedro Moshman

    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.

  • 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.

  • Mike Bennie

    Mike Bennie

    Mike is to the Australian drinks industry what Vito Corleone is to the family, The Boss. He’s the wine/drinks editor of delicious magazine, editor-at-large for interactive wine commentary website, WineFront.com.au, and regular contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. Sam Neil described him as “a cross between Michael Broadbent and John Belushi”, in other words, he knows his shit and is a good time at a party.

  • Christian O’Connell
    Christian O’Connell

    Christian O’Connell

    Known for his razor-sharp humour and captivating warmth, Christian O’Connell is one of the world’s top broadcasters, and a celebrated stand-up comedian, best-selling author, TV presenter, and self-confessed “shabby Dad”. Having conquered the airwaves of the Northern hemisphere, in 2018 Christian made radio history and fulfilled a personal lifestyle dream by moving Down Under to host Breakfast on Melbourne’s Gold 104.3. The gamble quickly paid off for ARN as Christian progressively grew his loyal breakfast radio audience and now consistently achieves top ratings results in the Melbourne breakfast radio market.

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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

Is there allocated 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.

Where should we stay?

If you’re coming in from interstate, or you just want to make a weekend of it, we’ve Our good friends and supporters from Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets have offered ticket holders a special rate of $275 per night (https://bit.ly/GoMHotelIndigo) and Novotel Barossa Valley Resort have applied a 10% discount on a minimum 2-night stay (https://bit.ly/GoMNovotelBarossa) – both rates apply from the 28th to the 31st of October, 2022.

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 9pm 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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