Midsumma Carnival - T Dance Stages 2020

From 6pm the Midsumma Carnival Main and Picnic Stages morph into the coolest queer outdoor party of the year, T Dance.

T Dance Main Stage

EMCEE: The Beastie Girls

T Dance Picnic Stage

EMCEE: Aysha Buffet


Main Stage EMCEEs, DJs and Artists

Beastie Girls

The Beastie Girls are three stunning business women: Benign Girl, Lazy Susan and Zelda Moon. This drag queen trio has been delivering incomparable electrifying wit, dance and jittery movements in Melbourne and beyond since 2008.

Beastie Girls on Facebook


Jawbreakers are a DJ duo consisting of two of Australia’s hottest award winning drag queens! Kali and Sabrina are 2018 Yourshot runner ups and have travelled all over Australia captivating dance floors with everyone’s favourite EDM beats whilst being decked out in fabulous costumes or designer looks.

Jawbreakers on Soundcloud

Cupids Cut

Cupids Cut has been entertaining Melbourne crowds for over 8 years and from Thursday to Sunday it's likely she's behind the decks, either stimulating the scene with some sleek sounds or igniting dance-floors and keeping the party on its toes until its irrefutable end.

Cupids Cut on Soundcloud

Adam Astro

Adam Astro and Stone Motherless Cold (The Motherless Collective) were crowned the 2019 VIC NAIDOC LGBTIQA+ Pride winners at a NAIDOC/Midsumma Festival event in July 2019.

Adam Astro


Sonic queerness found in late night funk squats and disco dens. Sweaty is Sophie Forrest and Nick Spurway. There’s no chin stroking here, just music with the heart firmly front and centre. Jazzy baselines, soaring disco cuts and funky house that gets the dancefloor filled with an infectious joy.

Sweaty on Soundcloud


HipHopHoe is on high rotation in the Sydney and Melbourne queer club scenes. Her work is dedicated to amplifying the voices and stories of First Nations Peoples, LGBTQ peoples, those of the African diaspora and those that are silenced through oppression. Although her first love is hip-hop, expect the unexpected. She spans genres, decades, moods and sounds in one giant leg-spread.

HipHopHoe on Soundcloud


Melbourne born, LA based artist and producer, BANOFFEE has become a staple in the electronic pop-music scene with her new wave, R’n’B sound, heightened with gliding synths, syncopated beats and textured vocals. More than just musically creative, Banoffee is quickly becoming a creative force in pop culture. Her first full length album will be released early 2020.

Banoffee on Facebook

Picnic Stage EMCEEs, DJs and Artists

Aysha Buffett

Picnic Stage host Aysha Buffet was the 2016 winner of the national competition Dragnation, but is also a fashion stylist and chef extraordinaire.

Aysha Buffett on The Pin

Jake Judd

Melbourne DJ Jake Judd hasn’t been without a gig since he started in the early 2000s. You may know Jake from his residencies at many Melbourne institutions including Revolver Upstairs, The Carlton Club, The Espy, Lounge, One Six One and New Guernica. A true chameleon of dance music, he plays anything from obscure electronic music (that you didn’t know existed) to 4 to the floor gay anthems (that you can’t live without).

Jake Judd on Mixcloud

DJ Gay Dad

DJ Gay Dad (Dani Leever) is a genderqueer writer, mental health advocate, anti-bullying workshop presenter and DJ. They sit on Voiceworks’ Editorial Committee, work on the team at the Digital Writers’ Festival and volunteer with Archer Magazine.

DJ Gay Dad on Instragram

The Motherless Collective

The Motherless Haus is: STONE MOTHERLESS COLD, an Arrernte gem based in Narrm - a drag artist, producer and programmer whose goal is to explore their own blakness-queerness through performance, and to create spaces of bla(c)k excellence and ‘InterIndigenational’ inspiration; and GIDDY UPDIKE, a performer and producer who uses drag as an avenue to explore, celebrate, and find the ridiculousness in masculinity.

Stone Motherless Cold on Facebook

Mark Moon

Mark Moon seamlessly weaves through his eclectic and off-kilter record selection everywhere he goes, inspired throughout the years from the local sounds of Glasgow with its rich dance culture and underground clubs. Expect chiming, synth-heavy electro classics, rare European disco, evocative electronic soundscapes, blue-eyed synth-pop, drum machine-powered Middle Eastern madness and a swathe of tasty contemporary cuts from all over the globe.

Mark Moon on Instagram
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