Bliss out this spring

Spring Bliss Festival organisers are excited to be headed to Hanging Rock.

Unwind, relax and refresh under the backdrop of Hanging Rock at The Spring Bliss Festival this November.

The event has been described as “spring cleaning for the soul” with music, a clothes swap, demonstrations and a sensory-friendly kids’ chillzone.

Festival founder Emma Hart said the event aimed to bring together a range of mental health and wellbeing services in a relaxing environment.

She previously brought events The Gathering of the Goddesses and The Gathering of the Kindred Spirits to the Ranges.

“It will be a fun family-friendly festival with a range of activities such as yoga and talks on body image but also live music and tarot card readings,” she said.

Live music includes Pierce Brothers, Amos Roach n Dancers, BlueHouse Duo, Elevated Plains, DJ Rich Spanning Time and Existdance Hip Hop Crew.

An LGBTIQ+ space will include a transgender catwalk, clothes swap and nonbinary circle, and a children’s chillout zone will have everything from arts and crafts to storytime.

There will also be a range of First Nations activities including games, traditional face painting, basket weaving, song and dance, storytelling, language and plant knowledge.

Take part in dance, mindfulness, workshops, health and wellbeing information, exercise and affirmations.

With more than 40 different market stalls there is something for everyone to browse.

Ms Hart said there was increasing demand in the region for activities and services that promoted good mental health.

“This was one way to bring a range of activities together for people to experience and is something everyone can enjoy,” she said.

The festival will also have designated sensory spaces where people can take a break from crowds and festivities without the need to leave the venue.

Spring Bliss Festival will be held at Hanging Rock on November 5, from 10am to 5pm.

Ms Hart said a portion of profits from the festival would support local mental health initiatives.

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