With thousands of visitors attending the Momo Festival last year, the M Festival is coming back to Melbourne this year. Hosted by Solangture, Melbourne is all set to host the festival from 23rd to 25th March at Coburg Cycling Velodrome. The entrance is Free to all the visitors and the participation can be secured through their Facebook event page by clicking here.
The M Festival 2017 drew a crowd of over 15,000 making it one of the most successful Nepalese event of the year in Australia. “We are expecting the number to reach 25,000 this year”, said Raju Shakya, the Creative Director of Solangture. Solangture managed to raise a total of A$6400, which was then handed over to Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) to support Laprak Model Settlement program to build homes for the Nepal Earthquake 2015 victims. The event organiser promises to hand over all the fund collected in the event this year to a charity in Nepal.
Here’s a Recap of Momo Festival 2015 by Bipin Manandhar:
With a theme – “Momo is Passion, Momo is Love“, 30+ delicious varieties of Momo will be on the display with Live Bands, DJs, Cultural Performance including the famous Nepalese Lakhe Dance.
- Friday 23 Mar, 5 pm-10 pm: Momo Dinner with Movies
- Saturday 24 Mar, 12 noon to 9 pm: Main Festival Day with Momo, Music and More
- Sunday 25 Mar, 11 am to 5 pm: Momo Brunch
To all those who don’t know what Momo is: it is a South Asian Dumpling native to Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim state, and Darjeeling district of India. This event is definitely the one that shouldn’t be missed. Bolchha Nepal will be traveling to Melbourne to cover the events at M Festival 2018 in association with Solangture.
The event was the first Nepalese event where the majority of participants were non-Nepalese, with an 60% attendance of non-Nepalese and 40% Nepalese. “The numbers are certain to increase this year because of the increasing popularity of Nepalese dishes in Melbourne”, says Shakya.
Kutumba Performing at Momo festival, Melbourne which was held on 26 March 2017