Boi Band Battle Royale @ Bourke St Mall
Image: Boi Band at Brunswick East Entertainment Festival - photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea
Your most epic boyband dance battle fantasies are coming to life this Midsumma
The Boi Band Battle Royale is part of Midsumma X Ignite Melbourne program.
Have you ever fantasised about NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys randomly showing up in Melbourne and having a dance off? Well your fantasy is about to become a reality! Melbourne insta-viral lockdown darlings the Brunswick East Entertainment Festival (BEEF) are back with a brand new all ages public activation meets dance party - Boi Band Battle Royale.
BEEF’s iconic drag king boy bands - Front St Bois and OuttaSYNC - will be popping up all over Melbourne CBD to dance-battle it out for the title of Supreme Boy Band.
Like the Sharks and the Jets, but set to a playlist of 90s bangers, dressed in baggy jeans, basketball gear, and sideways caps, these heart throbs are instantly recognisable: beloved and hilarious, oscillating between total babe and utter fool.
BBBR features a rotating cast of Melbourne’s premier drag, comedy and dance performers.
Fun and light-hearted BBBR will appeal to Melbournians of all ages and backgrounds.
The performance can be enjoyed in a variety of ways: from casual observation at a distance, to fully fledged participation.
BEEF is a Melbourne based queer feminist physical theatre company making participatory, site responsive work for incidental audiences.
- Director – Lily Fish
- Designer – Kimberley Twiner
- Co-devisers – Olivia Bell, Lucy Fox, Michelle McCowage, Jalen Ong, Jet Phoenix, Nicola Pohl, Sunanda Sachatrakul, Ell Sachs, Shamita Sivabalan, Laura Trennery, Emily White, Angelique Zhou
Brunswick East Entertainment Festival highlights
Midsumma x Ignite Melbourne has been supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|WHEN||Tue 24 Jan 11am-1:30pm|
|FREE||No ticket required|
Bourke Street Mall
Bourke Street x Elizabeth StreetGet directions
TrainFlinders Street or Melbourne Central
Tram86 or 96 to stop 5 | tram 19, 57, 59 to stop 3