POSTPONED - DATE TBA - Festival of Liars

Sorry, registration has ended.

Hola lovely supporter, Macondo has been forced to cancel the Festival of Liars. We are sorry but a substantial number of withdrawals of performers made this impossible to continue. We are sad and disappointed but hope to host another storytelling event in the future. We hope you will come again soon to other events at Macondo Jardin. We are grateful for your support! Salud!

  • Date: 21/02/2020 07:00 PM
  • Location: 555 Tarragindi Road, Salisbury QLD, Australia (Map)


WHAT IS THE PRIZE? YES, you heard right! The Prize is $2000 cash for the best Liar. The people’s vote determines who is eliminated and who stays for the final on the night of Saturday 22nd February 2020. 

WHO CAN ENTER THE FESTIVAL? The Macondo Festival of Liars is open to any individual from 18 years of age and up.

HOW DO I REGISTER AS A LIAR? To register, you need to fill in the online registration information, pay the one-off $50 individual registration fee and sign the Terms and Conditions of Entry form. Registrations at 

WHAT IS REQUIRED? You need to be a good storyteller. The performance limit is 5 minutes and no more, so you need to rehearse and time your performance. Anything over will be “gonged” or eliminated from the competition. 

HOW IS IT JUDGED/ ADJUDICATED?  The people in the audience vote for you via Vox Vote online. Voting time is limited to a short window to prevent vote rigging. Bring your supporters with their smart phones to secure your winning position. 

WHO IS THE HOST? Our host for the Festival is acclaimed comedian, Tino Merino, who has appeared at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival and 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

WHO IS THE AUDIENCE?  The festival is open to the public. There is room for 100 people seated and more standing room available. 

LANGUAGES     Spanglish and English performances welcome. Deaf sign is also welcome with an interpreter for the hearing public.  

FESTIVAL SPONSORS     Click email us for sponsorship packages .

NOT WELCOME    Macondo will not tolerate racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia or hate speech. 

THE VENUE     Macondo Jardin is Brisbane’s only authentic Latin venue with full bar and kitchen, Colombian cuisine, dinner seating for 100 people, air-conditioning, bathrooms, pool room, fountain, gardens and staging with full lights and sound.

DISCLAIMER    The Festival of Liars requires a minimum of 30 registered performers to continue the event.