MAX Primmer’s drag queen persona Di-Alysis won’t give away her outfit for this year’s ChillOut Street Parade, only that it has taken months to put together – and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
The ChillOut spokesperson had previously attended the event as the Queen of Hearts in an extravagant costume made of bubble wrap.
“It makes you into a totally different person once you put on the outfit and the hair,” Mr Primmer said.
“It’s a great feeling. Just looking down at the main street, everyone’s cheering and taking photographs.”
The ChillOut Festival kicks off in Daylesford today and is expected to bring 25,000 people to the region this long weekend.
Mr Primmer said it was one of his favourite weekends of the year.
“I know I’ll be out having fun and all my friends will be here,” he said.
“It does a lot to show you can come here for the weekend and the country is really accepting of everyone. You can bring the whole family along and everyone can have a good day.”
ChillOut has been on the annual calendar for 15 years and this year a retrospective exhibition in the CNR Shop will celebrate the people who have contributed to the event.
The program includes gourmet horse trail rides, comedy nights, a women’s AFL tournament, dance parties, musical entertainment, a carnival day and more.