What a way to celebrate the “YES” vote for marriage equality with the launch of the program for Midsumma 2018. Now is the time to get out your 2018 diaries (in whatever shape and form) and lock in some of the fabulous events, performances, and activities of offer.

The best way to start is with the signature event Midsumma Carnival on Sunday 14th January 2018. With something for everyone:

  • Main Stage will feature a huge array of the best performers in the rainbow community including a smash hit drag cabaret act YUMMY, Dolly Diamond with the Melbourne Rainbow Band and Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus, and the ultimate 90s experience fromTake the Mic Australia.

  • Picnic Pavilion stage offers up competitions such as Self Made: Fashion Design and Lip Sync Limelight. Not to forget the famous Dog Show!

  • Youth Pavilion (for under 18s) will be turning up the heat with Minus18, DJs Balluk, Jalé and Lilly Street.

  • T Dance from 6pm till late with a DJ line-up including Yo! Mafia; Versey Verse and Luke Agius.

To keep us all going during the “Most Fabulous Queer Day Out”, there will be food trucks, bars and stalls a plenty.

A full program of events, performances and activities can be found on the Midsumma Website below.

Follow Midsumma on Twitter @midsumma and Instagram @midsummafestival. Don’t forget to add #midsumma when you’re out and about so we can see what you’re up to!


Location: Alexandra Gardens | St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Dates: Sunday 14 January

Times: 11am-10pm

Midsumma Carnival

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