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Profile: Leanne Spain

Leanne Spain was a local business operator and member of Springs Connections when the idea of a one-day festival for Daylesford was first floated. ‘I was there at the start of ChillOut’, she recalls, ‘a very exciting time back in 1997’. Leanne put her hand up to take on the role of president of the first ChillOut organising committee.

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Profile: Paul Kidd

Paul Kidd first attended ChillOut as a visitor from New South Wales. He recalls travelling to his first ChillOut with his partner in 2003. Growing up in Sydney, Paul had lots of experience with Mardi Gras and was even a member of the Mardi Gras party committee for a few years.