Returning: Moomba Street Parade

By David Knox on February 25, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 7

Melbourne viewers will finally get to see the Moomba Street Parade back on their screens after years of being absent from television.

Moomba has also reinstated the King and Queen of Moomba in Molly Meldrum and Kate Ceberano.

“Kate, I’m absolutely knocked out that you are the queen of Moomba,” Meldrum has said.

“Let’s face it, you’re far more talented a queen than I could ever be.”

It will air on Seven Melbourne 11am Monday March 8th, hosted by Andrew O’Keefe, Jennifer Keyte together with Rebecca Madden, Coxy, Matthew “Richo” Richardson and Nuala Hafner. Check local guides.

7 Comments »

  1. Johnson February 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm -

    @Ben: the parade will be shown on Prime Victoria. It starts at 11am after The Morning Show and should go for at least one hour.

  2. Ben February 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm -

    Do Prime viewers in Victoria get to see it? What happens to the morning show and morning news? How long does it go for?

  3. Gloomy February 25, 2010 at 5:46 pm -

    I’m sorry, but wasn’t Ed Kavalee the King of Moomba last year?

  4. Kai February 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm -

    Yeah newtaste I agree… I’d much rather watch infomercials or another cooking show that I can’t find on any other channel than something a little different.

  5. newtaste February 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm -

    Luckily this meaningless parade has never made it Sydney television. And hopefully never will.

  6. stevie g February 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm -

    I do have fond memories of watching the parade as a kid and it was on all four stations. Back then they used to have flotaes with tv stars in them, like Number 96, The Sullivans and Young Talent Time. The one year Dad did take us we hardley saw anything, so it was better on tv.

  7. Brian February 25, 2010 at 9:58 am -

    Great news–this is sure to help give Moomba the public profile it once had in Melbourne.

    Once upon a time all the commercial networks had coverage of the parade (by some freak of nature I still have a video of the 1985 procession hosted by Pete Smith and Philip Brady, probably the last of the classic parades before it became too expensive for decent floats and corporate cost cutting behind the scenes)

    For those who have the day off in Melbourne, one can watch the Moomba Parade and then, for contrast, watch another parade happening also live on the other side of the world — the Academy Awards.

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