Northside Bizarre returns for another fabulous fundraiser

Northside Bizarre returns for another fabulous fundraiser

NORTHSIDE Bizarre is back for 2014, taking over the iconic The Laird Hotel in Melbourne to raise funds for the David Williams Fund and JOY 94.9.

On September 14, The Laird will be transformed in a collaboration between JOY 94.9, Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and The Laird itself for an all-inclusive community event.

In the Back Bar, the Auction House sees Melbourne’s finest purveyors in leather and fetish provide a charity auction with a twist.

Meanwhile in the Nuggets Bar and the Pool Room, the Market Place will see an array of budding artist, retail and community stalls offering bargains and tables brimming with pre-loved goods such as leather and fetish gear, books and bric-a-brac.

Over in The Laird’s beer garden, JOY 94.9 will host its Backyard BBQ and raffle, while cranking out the goodness all afternoon.


In the spirit of the original Laird Auction which was produced by VAC volunteers, and Slave Market produced by No Attitude Guys, Northside Bizarre organisers present an auction with a twist.

There will be three auction blocks from 4pm followed by a final performance at 8.30pm.

Each auction block will kick off with a fetish-inspired performance, followed by an auction of kindly donated items from gay-friendly businesses.

Items such as vouchers, hampers, electronics and even services, range from a few bucks to over $1000.

A full auction item listing will be published online by August 29.

The auction will be hosted by Tex McKenzie, with a great line-up of auctioneers.

Got something worth auctioning? Email [email protected]

All donations are tax deductible.


Get together with some mates, sort through your quality used leather and fetish gear and set-up shop.

Organisers will provide stall areas (tables and/or racks) at a reasonable rate, or simply donate any quality used items (insertables, such as dildos, plugs, vibrators, etc, cannot be sold in the market) to The Laird in the lead up to the event.

All proceeds will benefit the David Williams Fund and JOY 94.9.

Sell or swap your wares knowing you’re supporting the community at the same time. The team at Vic Leather will be on hand to assist with fittings and advice.

To donate items or to book your stall, send an email to [email protected].


WHEN: Sunday September, 14

TIME: Doors open 3pm-11pm.

COST: Gold coin entry.

18+ only. Photo ID may be required.

Details: Click here



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