Australia Moomba Festival King and Queen announced

09:36  12 february  2018
09:36  12 february  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Moomba Festival 2019. Moomba will burst to life this Labour Day Weekend (8 - 11 March) with free events for all ages along the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River. King & Queen . TBA.

Moomba (also known as the Moomba Festival ) is held annually in Melbourne, Australia. Run by the City of Melbourne, it is Australia's largest free community festival , and a Melbournian tradition dating back half a century.

Forget Meghan and Harry - a new royal couple is coming to Melbourne.

Queen Chrissie and King Jimmy are the monarchs who will lead Melbourne’s 64th Moomba Festival parade.

Comedian and radio host for Nova 100 Chrissie Swan was looking very comfortable adorned in her crown, as the announcement was made this morning.

"It's the biggest crown ever made, in the history of crowns", Swan said.

Her counterpart, Jimmy Giggle is also a TV personality, of the Giggle and Hoot fame.

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Moomba Festival , Melbourne, VIC. 45K likes. Set on the banks of the iconic Yarra River, Moomba is an iconic annual festival held on the Labour Day long

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The children's entertainer hopes his presence will appeal to a younger demographic.

"To bring it all to Moomba and to attract those younger kids, we can't wait for that," Giggle said.

The pair had met several years ago, while filming projects in the same studio.

"We did look at each other and think, we'll be king and queen one day," Giggle said.

And as for practising a royal wave?

"I haven't, but I could probably," Swan said.

Entertainer Jimmy Giggle and radio host Chrissie Swan have been revealed as the King and Queen for Melbourne’s 64th Moomba Festival. © Nine News Entertainer Jimmy Giggle and radio host Chrissie Swan have been revealed as the King and Queen for Melbourne’s 64th Moomba Festival. Both grew up in Melbourne and are familiar with all the fanfare that comes with Moomba.

For Giggle - the highlight will be the birdman challenge.

"I could get a Hoot Birdman thing going ... I could be an epic fail video," he said.

Moomba hits Melbourne on the Labor Day long weekend, running from March 9-12.

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