Russell Birdman is Northlandsâ€™ biggest laugh out loud gathering, whether you are jumping or just hanging out for the 3 days - you are guaranteed an awesome time!
3 very good reasons to go to
Russell Birdman 2015
1. You have never missed one
2. You have never been before
3. It is going to make you laugh!
Not convinced? OK lets start with the 3 days of frivolity - there is something in there for everyone - kids, adults, tourists and families. We have the Great Russell Race which takes you on a historic race around Russell! We are also moving forward with the times taking you through Russell on a Digital Safari. Good old fashioned fun with Spaghetti Eating and Dinghy Racing competitions, and for those of you who like to cook - you can really show off your talents in the Wok Cook Off! For those men who love to dress up - you can get your frock and handbag and join in the Drag Race. And everyone loves a disco - strobe lights and disco ball - Friday night from 5 to 7pm - kids only. Sorry adults - you have to wait until Saturday night to don your Elvis or Priscilla costume for the Elvis Ball!
This is just half of what is on - click here to see the full programme!
As well as a BULGING
programme there is fabulous entertainment - We have Stilt walkers, balloon twisting fairies, the most marvelous magician, fire eaters and our own Russell Ukes Band.
Coming from overseas??
You can get a Fullers Ferry Pass - it is only $15 on the passenger ferry and means you can travel back and forth over the 3 days for only $15! OR
Immerse yourself in Russell Birdman and book a weekend away. Accommodation ranges from budget through to luxury, self contained to B&B.
Now to the JUMP!
You can win yourselves some big cash prizes! The Ultimate Flying Challenge is the furthest jump over 7 meters and has rolled over from last year and $2000 cash is the booty. For those that have other skills - not just flight, we have some other categories;
- The Supreme Winner â€“ All Birdman entrants are eligible for the Supreme winner prize.
- Fibres and Feathers â€“ this must be constructed with natural materials and fibres. String and manmade fibres can hold it together. Come on you crafty people - show off your talents!
- Cleverest Craft â€“ this is for those people who make their flying machine â€“ can be any material but it is handmade
- And finally the most entertaining - as some people are just plain funny!
Big prizes and cash to be won in these as well! Click here for an application
Who loves recording on their phone or tablet?
You can shoot some of the hilarity, publish it to you tube and send us the link. Itâ€™s that simple! We will be giving away great prizes for the most entertaining 3 min clip. Soâ€¦ we want a 3 minute video from you, of your fun at the festival which we will share with the world. Footage should exclude the Birdman Jump â€“ but capture some of the other wacky & wild things going on over the three days Click here for full details
Now the best part of all this is thanking our wonderful sponsors who give so generously.