Victoria's premier queer arts and cultural Festival, for and by LGBTQIA plus communities, Midsumma Festival 2017 will run over 3 weeks from 15 January to 5 February 2017. Check out the program and start working on your itinerary. With over 130 fantastic events in and around Melbourne that includes visual arts, performance, film, parties, sports, talks and social events, check out the three signature outdoor events as follows.
The Festival Planner is a quick and easy handy guide in alphabetical order with information of dates, times and venues at your fingertips.
The fabulous Dolly Diamond is not to be missed as she presents a fun-filled night of entertainment, featuring six famous faces each night. You'll see much-loved celebrities alongside treasured members of the LGBTI community. If Dolly D is involved, its bound to be an unforgettable night of comedy and cabaret entertainment at its best in Bl*nkety Bl*nks.
Next to Dolly, Ursula Martinez is another favourite of mine. Britain's most provocative theatre maker, she'll bare a lot more than her soul. Her show, 'Free Admission' will see her building a real brick wall between herself and you the audience, as she reveals her hopes, fears, frustrations, delights and disappointments. Side splitting zingers and brain bending truths with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Ursula is most famous for her outrageous magic striptease act 'Hanky Panky', which is the show I have watched before and loved.
The Desperettes: A Guide to being a Wingman is a must see show that'll have you in stitches. Coupled with some amazing vocals from all three performers wearing giant pink beehives, you'll spend a hilarious night out as you learn techniques for being a wingman at this comedy cabaret.
Check the website and programs (links provided above) for more information and tickets. Like the Facebook Page to stay updated with further information as it comes to hand, and check out the upcoming events on that page. A not to be missed festival, start booking!