Following the success of M Festival 2017, the Coburg Cycling Velodrome will once again host momo-loving Melburnians.
Momos are Nepalese dumplings. Over 30 varieties will be offered at Momo Fest 2018, including chicken, beef, lamb, pork, goat and seafood. Vegan and vegetarian varieties will be on the menu, too.
Friday kicks off at 5pm with a momo dinner and movies; Saturday (the main event) will feature live music and multicultural performances all day long; and Sunday will wrap up with a momo brunch and DJs.
Attendees will be munching momos to the sound of Nepalese folk band Kutumba and other local musicians. Workshops in Latin dance, Bhangra beats, hip-hop, Chinese lion dancing, and Nepali Lakhey dance will also be happening, so wear comfortable shoes. There will also be kids entertainment and rides, so bring the whole and family and empty bellies.
MoMo Fest 2018 coincides with the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the "festival of colours". To celebrate, colourful powders – as per tradition – will be thrown around the velodrome.
The three-day event is partnering with MIT Group Foundation, an organisation that builds schools and hospitals in remote parts of Nepal.
With every $2 donation, attendees will go into the draw to win prizes such as return tickets for two to Nepal, an iPhone X, accommodation packages, dinner vouchers from top Nepali restaurants in Melbourne, and Nepali gift hampers of pashmina and Nepali crafts.
Fri March 23, 5pm—10pm.
Sat March 24, 11am—10pm.
Sun March 25, 11am—5pm.