Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl - LIVESTREAM

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A queer soirée from your own home!

Live from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Midsumma Festival and Arts Centre Melbourne presents a diverse line-up of LGBTQIA+ artists and communities. So put on your best outfit, whether that be heels or pyjamas, and tune in for an unforgettable smorgasbord of the very best queer performances on offer.

This will live-streamed from the Midsumma Festival Facebook page, Arts Centre Melbourne Facebook page or the Midsumma YouTube channel at 7:45pm, giving everyone the opportunity to see this premiere event, and to ensure that Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl is as accessible as possible for any audiences that may be vulnerable, regional or interstate, who want to be a part of the important connection that Midsumma Festival brings. The event will be Auslan interpreted as well as the livestream event assisted by captions.

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The livestream will be filming the live event: Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl, this event is FREE but has limited capacity. Australia’s LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural experience, Midsumma Festival, in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne are excited to introduce the inaugural Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl. Celebrating diverse journeys and communities, Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl will host a soirée of FREE queer live entertainment and a spectacular line-up of live performance, comedy and music live-streamed from the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 1 May.

The night will be hosted by the glorious Virginia Gay and Aysha Buffet, with performances from Mama Alto, Trevor Ashley, Deborah Cheetham, Rachel Dunham, Michael Griffiths, Annie Aitken, Reuben Kaye, Jackie Loeb, Johnny Manuel and Sheldon Riley, supported by Missy LaMinx, Sasha Starr, Taylor Made, D Flowers, Miss Jay, Luma, Kali Forni-Kate, Bae L'amour, Justin Teliqure, Leasa Mann, Tequila Mockingbird and Nathan Smith


Aysha Buffet


Feast your eyes, ears and loins on Melbourne's own foodie queen Aysha Buffet. A regular in Melbourne's queer nightlife, she is always serving you campery, comedy and a little slice of shade. She's constantly feeding the children, having recently filmed a show with ABC 'Gourmet Lazy', Aysha is always ready to serve a buffet of entertainment and fried chicken. So pull up a seat at the table because you are in for a rollercoaster of a feast!

Virginia Gay


Virginia is a queer icon after her star turn as Calamity Jane, and this year is set to do the same when she directs and writes her own version of Cyrano for MTC.

Mama Alto


Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste & gender transcendent diva. Fierce, femme and fabulous, she has performed in theatre and festivals all over the world, and won countless awards for her angelic voice and radical storytelling.

Trevor Ashley


International Diva Sensation and star of the musical theatre stage.

Deborah Cheetham


Deborah Cheetham AO, Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years.

Rachel Dunham


With an extraordinary singing voice and stage presence, Rachel is one of Australia’s most sought after jazz singers and musical theatre performers.

Michael Griffiths


Cabaret superstar and award-winning composer.

Annie Aitken


Rising star of Australian musical theatre - our next leading lady.

Reuben Kaye


World-class cabaret performer. Obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy and rib-cracking funny.

Jackie Loeb


Winner of the 2016 MO Award for 'Best Stand Up Comedian

Johnny Manuel


Runner-up on The Voice 2020.

Sheldon Riley


Mesmerising, avant-garde performer who redefines "dark pop".

Event & ticketing details


Auslan Interpreted
Closed Caption

Dates & Times

WHEN Sat 1 May 8pm
DURATION 2hrs 30m


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