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Wham Bam Thank You Fam

12:00pm, Sun 18 August, 2019
The Line, VIC

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Extended fam, this one is for you. A day party for kids, kidults and everyone in 

between. Wham Bam Thank You Fam debuts indoors in the heart of Footscray, a mini-festival in a laneway. 

Sound familiar? That’s because Laneway Festival co-founder Jerome Borazio is teaming up with man about town Mikey Cahill (DJ Joey Lightbulb) to put on a fun disco for families, friends and anybody who likes a Sunday session. 

Kids become superstar DJs with on-the-spot lessons, learn how to make their own Slice Girls pizzas, compare moves in the Fortnite dance zone, use textas on the walls in the drawing room aaaand there’ll be a surprise Unicorn appearance. 

Grown-ups can drink and carry on knowing their kids are safe a few metres away. 

No helicopters permitted.

DJs Joey Lightbulb, Bruce Swayin’ and Single Dad will play floaty disco, crunchy rock, indie bangers and a few Pixar classics for maximum interpretative dance. 

“It’s a simple idea: provide a big, comfortable space parents can have a few drinks while their kids are entertained nearby. I have two kids that I’m aware of and I want them to run amok for five hours then whisk them home by 5.30pm for the night time routine. The perfect crime,” he says.

“Facepainting and squeaky animals are fine but we wanna blow minds not balloons. The music will be cool not cringey. This is a kids party parents will enjoy not endure.”

Jerome Borazio explains: “I hear the frustration of parents always hanging outside in the cold at sporting events. Sport is great but I wanna build something for people who like being creative and want to encourage their kids to get into art, cooking, dancing, whatever. Wham Bam will be the nucleus.”

Wham Bam Thank You Fam, 

The Line, 2 Yewers St, Footscray. 

Sunday Aug 18, noon-5pm. 

Under 18s, $19+bf, 

Grown-Ups, free.

Due to the high demend we will only be allowing one adult per child ticket now.

Tickets on sale now 1300 GET TIX (438 849)