Party In The Back
February 27, 2018

Australia's first-ever mullet festival makes Jaromir Jagr look clean cut

Business in the front, party in the back, magic Down Under. This is the guiding principle of Australia's first-ever mullet festival, Mulletfest, which went down this past weekend in the un-air-conditioned beer garden of the Chelmsford Hotel in downtown Kurri Kurri (if there is such a thing as "downtown" in a non-descript mining town about 95 miles north of Sydney). A gathering of more than 150 mulleted maniacs, Mulletfest was one part beauty pageant, one part AC/DC tribute band gig, and perhaps the single greatest spectacle Australia has ever given the world (suck it, Great Barrier Reef). TO THE MULLETS:

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A man shows off his mullet haircut at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018.Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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PETER PARKS

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A contestant shows off his mullet haircut at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018. Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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PETER PARKS

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A child sports a mullet haircut at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018.Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo by: PETER PARKS

PETER PARKS

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A family shows off their mullet haircuts at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018. Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo by: PETER PARKS

PETER PARKS

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A family shows off their mullet haircuts at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018. Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo by: PETER PARKS

PETER PARKS

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Men wait to be judged on their mullet hairstyles at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018.Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo by: PETER PARKS

PETER PARKS

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Men wait to be judged on their mullet styles at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018.Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo by: PETER PARKS

PETER PARKS

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A man shows off his mullet haircut at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018. Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo by: PETER PARKS

PETER PARKS

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Thirty-one-year-old Australian Shane Hanrahan (C) celebrates after winning the "best mullet" award at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018.Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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PETER PARKS

There's no word yet on whether or not Mulletfest will return in 2019, but if it does, here's hoping Australia's very own Jaromir Jagr—the esteemed Warwick Capper—serves as Master of Ceremonies. Simply put, the world isn't ready for all that flow:

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