420 In the Park ​

420 in the park ​

This event is run by: Legalise Cannabis Victoria ​

  • Date & Time: Saturday 20 April, 2.00pm – 5.30pm ​
  • Location: Flagstaff Gardens – Lawn 7, Melbourne
  • Event Manager: David Ettershank ​
  • Event Organiser (Legalise Cannabis Victoria):

Mira Fraser mira.fraser@parliament.vic.gov.au
Paul Fawcett paul.fawcett@parliament.vic.gov.au
David Peake David.peake@parliament.vic.gov.au

  • Performers: Mz Risk, Zepha ​​
  • MC / Comedian: Lucy Best ​​
  • Speakers: Greg Chipp, Aiv Puglieli, David Ettershank, David Limbrick, Georgie Purcell, Rachel Payne ​

420 in the park ​

420 In the Park is a celebration of the cannabis community and a show of support for the growing grassroots movement to end discrimination and change unjust cannabis laws. ​ The event aims to showcase to the people of Victoria and beyond that prohibition doesn’t work and is harming people. ​ The event will feature DJs, entertainment, and speeches from various speakers.

Event Schedule:

  • 12.00pm: Bump-in – Event set-up ​
  • 2.00pm: MzRizk begins DJing – Music Begins ​
  • 2.20pm: Lucy Best introduces the day, directs patrons as to the location of toilets, water, first aid, and evacuation points. ​ Introduces Wurundjeri representative to do Welcome to Country / Smoking Ceremony – MC Speaks ​
  • 2.30pm: Welcome to Country / Smoking Ceremony ​
  • 2.45pm: MzRizk DJs – Music continues ​
  • 3.15pm: Lucy Best speaks – MC Speaks ​
  • 3.25pm: MzRizk DJs ​
  • 3.45pm: Greg Chipp introduces the speakers – Speakers come to the stage ​​
  • 3.50pm: Aiv Puglieli speaks – Speech ​
  • 3.55pm: Georgie Purcell speaks – Speech ​
  • 4.00pm: David Limbrick speaks – Speech ​​
  • 4.05pm: Rachel Payne speaks – Speech ​​
  • 4.12pm: David Ettershank speaks – Speech ​
  • 4.19pm: 420 Count-Down – Count-down ​
  • 4.20pm: Zepha – Music Continues ​​
  • 5.30pm: Bump out commences – Volunteers, Marshalls, and Event Organisers to remove all AV gear, tables, marquee, and rubbish – Bump out ​
  • 7.00pm: All gear and rubbish have been removed from Flagstaff – Bump out completed ​

The purpose of the 420 In the Park event is to celebrate the cannabis community, show support for the grassroots movement to end discrimination, and advocate for a change in unjust cannabis laws. ​ The event aims to demonstrate that prohibition is ineffective and harmful while providing a platform for speakers, performers, and attendees to raise awareness and promote dialogue about cannabis-related issues. ​


Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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