Midsumma Festival 2023 Program
Discover a spectacular variety of diverse art forms and genres, including visual arts, live music, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, parties, sport, social events, and public forums. 200+ events, across 23 days, in over 120 venues.
21 Jan - 12 Feb 2023
Line-up announced for Victoria's Pride
We can't wait for these artists! Keiynan Lonsdale (aka Rainbow Boy), Casey Donovan, Jawbreakers and Alter Boy. Banoffee, Chela, Jaguar Jonze, Cry Club, and The Lost Girls, an sooooo many more to come!
Street Party 12 Feb
Midsumma X Ignite Melbourne
Midsumma X Ignite Melbourne is a wave of FREE interactive public artworks and installations combined with music, performance, and culture across iconic locations in Melbourne's CBD, in summer '23.
11 Jan - 11 Feb, various outdoor venues
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Image: Crystal Nguyen; Production: From Here, Together (2022); Photographer: Shotweiler Photography
Victoria's Pride Regional Events
We’re thrilled to share that 14 exciting events have been commissioned for Victoria’s Pride Regional Activation Program, to run across Victoria’s rural and regional areas leading up to the one-day street party in Melbs inner north. As part of Victoria’s Pride, these unique events will connect, celebrate and showcase the diversity of our vibrant LGBTIQ+ communities across the state, so that more Victorians can enjoy the festivities.
Fountain | 3-5 Feb | Abbotsford Convent
An orchestrated performance about approaching the world and the self with fluidity, and how such a shift can be revolutionary. An orchestral arrangement of Max Lawrence’s music as performed with Forest Collective.
Stranger Than Usual | 2-4 Feb | Abbotsford Convent
Sign singing, music and vibrations! A bilingual show presented in Auslan and English, designed for Deaf people, about Asphyxia’s experience of being Deaf, queer, chronically ill and needing to use a wheelchair.
An all queer comedy showcase at the Victorian Pride Centre
The very best comics from Melbourne's thriving queer comedy sceneCheers, Queers! | 29 Jan, 3 Feb