Big Thick Energy

Book tickets

Image by She's An Artist

A body positivity festival taking up space and celebrating all bodies

Big Thick Energy is the brainchild of performance artist and booty manipulator Demon Derriere and has been curated to promote body positivity and liberation through movement, creativity and community. 

Our variety festival features skill sharing workshops, local artisan markets and three evenings of high energy entertainment with thick, curvy performance artists breaking stereotypes and celebrating self-love. Featuring Burlesque, Drag, Vogue, Poetry Slam, Freak Show and Music, Big Thick Energy is a safe inclusive space for IBPOC and LGBTQIA+ bodies. 

Join us to express yourself in a safe, inclusive and accessible space where judgement, stereotypes and discrimination are abolished, and you can celebrate the skin you’re in.  

Featuring performances by:

  • Demon Derriere
  • Domino De Jour
  • Jesse Dean
  • Tanzar

+ loads more special big babes to be announced!

All sessions are Auslan interpreted.
Workshops will be held at Chunky Move.

View Trailer on Facebook



A Plus Market is thrilled to partner with the legends at Big Thick Energy to present a curated market of fierce fat brands across two days at The Malthouse. 

A Plus Market is a size-inclusive roving fashion market, offering an accessible space for plus size people to shop from sustainable local brands and break the fast fashion cycle. With plus size people often shut out of the mainstream fashion industry, A Plus creates an environment where everyone is welcome to take up space.

Website Facebook Instagram
Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Event & ticketing details

Book tickets


Auslan Interpreted
English No Barrier
Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

PERFORMANCES 10-11 Feb | Fri-Sat 7:30pm
WORKSHOPS Sat 11 Feb hourly 12-4pm
DURATION Performance 2hrs 30m | Workshops 50m
INFO Auslan at all sessions


COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Malthouse Outdoor Stage

113 Sturt St, Southbank

Get directions


Flinders Street


1 to stop 18 | any St Kilda Rd tram to stop 17

Event notes


Nudity, Coarse language, Strobe lights, Smoke/haze, Loud Music, Adult Themes

You might also be interested in...

Principal Partners
Major Partners
Gold Partners