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Triple the rainbow, triple the fun with 3 major events
Images - Midsumma Festival 2022
Midsumma Festival will grace Melbourne from 23 Jan to 13 Feb 2022 and will feature three major events.
Sun 23 Jan - Midsumma Carnival - a fitting opening to the festival, enjoy performances, picnic with friends and see the iconic Dog Show. There'll be stalls, food and live entertainment galore.
Sun 6 Feb - Midsumma Pride March - a signature event where over 8000 marchers take to the streets down Fitzroy St in St Kilda. At conclusion of the march, Catani Gardens hosts celebrations and entertainment, including DJs and live performances.
Melbourne's iconic Gertrude and Smith Streets will be transformed into a huge street party, with two live music stages and performances from musicians and artists during Melbourne Pride. Australian neo-soul pop duo Electric Fields will headline the inaugural event that'll bring Melbourne's summer of pride to a close. With a sensational line-up across two stages, the iconic event will feature live performances from Yorta Yorta woman, composer and educator, Deborah Cheetham; singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Vetta Borne; Australian newcomer, KYVA; multi-award-winning cabaret company, YUMMY; art experience creators, All The Queens Men; multi-disciplinary artist and musician, Kira Puru; two of Australia's hottest award-winning drag duo, Jawbreakers; the quintessential cabaret performer, Reuben Kaye; and headlining the event will be electronic music duo, Electric Fields.
This is a party that benefits local businesses all down Gertrude and Smith Street, serving up food and drink to the thousands who attend across the day.
Enjoy an explosion of queer events that center around hidden and mainstream queer culture, involving local, interstate, and international artists. You'll find the 2022 Program is available in several different formats.
Browse the program ONLINE or via the FLIP-THROUGH if you haven't been lucky enough to get your hands on a printed guide. If you're a little more methodical, there's the FESTIVAL PLANNER in a handy calendar-format you can download as a spreadsheet or simply download the PDF PROGRAM. Like a lot of Festivals, it comes with a fair few FREE EVENTS, however, keep in mind that registrations are required for some of them. Special interest guides includes events for older audiences, QTPOC and First Nations, Feminist, Bi & Pan, Drag, Gay, Lesbian and more.
Featuring over 194 events by over 5000 culture-makers in over 100 different venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria, the festival program is made up of diverse art forms and genres, including visual arts, live music, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, parties, sport, social events and public forums.
Midsumma Presents is Midsumma's producing arm of the festival, and collaborates with outstanding artists and cultural institutions from Victoria and around the world. It's intersectional, it's vibrant and it brings people together. AND/OR is this year's focused highlight designed especially for artists who are queer and disabled. You'll find the full list of AND/OR Events HERE.
There's a lot to be covered in the program and you'll find the Midsumma Hub venues HERE. The Hubs ensure there is something to see or do every day or night of the week. Youth, kids and families are catered to with events most suitable listed HERE. Spoilt for choice, it's going to be a major feat narrowing it down to all you want to participate in, and trying to encompass all you want to see. Not an enviable task.