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Part 1: The Beginnings

Daylesford in the mid-1990s was home to an increasing number of gay men and lesbian women. Attracted by the beautiful bushland environment, and a community that was often quite welcoming, these men and women worked hard to make Daylesford a vibrant and viable place to live.

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Part 2: 1998 - 2007

After the success of the first ChillOut day at The Olde Winery, Musk Vale in 1997, members of Springs Connections and others in the LGBTI community were keen to do it again.

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Part 3: 2008 - today

The shock of cancelling the festival in 2007 made both organisers and participants realise the vulnerability of an event that was operating purely on the hard work and passion of a small number of volunteers.



A timeline of events showing posters, tickets and brochures of ChillOut.