UPDATE

The Moomba Festival is back on after the decision to cancel the iconic event received backlash overnight.

Whilst the Birdman Rally, parade and water skiing still won’t take place, ‘Moomba 2.0’ will come to Melbourne next month with modifications.

Locals will be able to enjoy a classic Moomba Carnival with smaller rides for children, as well as rides tailored for adults. Food trucks will also take to the streets and buildings will be lit up right across the city in red.

Roving performers, entertainers and installations will also pop up across the CBD and there will even be a ‘busking competition’ with a prize to the hottest events.

Music fans will be delighted by the festival too. As well as pop music performances, Sidney Myer Music Bowl will become the home of concerts from Spiderbait, Cat Empire, Bodyjar and Jebediah.

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Melbourne’s road out of Coronavirus restrictions has seen another event cancelled.

The iconic Moomba Festival has now been cancelled for the first time in 6 decades.

Melbourne City Council had already announced the parade, the infamous Birdman rally and water skiing tournament would not take place but now the entire show is cancelled.

It will be the first time since 1955 that Moomba has not gone ahead.

The festival was deemed too risky to plan following Melbourne’s snap 5-day lockdown.

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