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Midsumma Festival 2021

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Midsumma Pride March not till 23 May 2021
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In spite of the Midsumma Pride March being delayed to 23 May 2021 ,Midsumma Festival will lose none of its spectacular presence as it descends on us packed with shows and outrageously good events we've come to expect. Aside from the dates that have been changed, the other change is that there's not a physical program this year, but an Online Program that you can still flip through, just like the real thing. With so much onboard, you just might need a Festival Planner. If you'd like to immerse yourself and be involved as a Volunteer at the festival, follow the link for a list of volunteer roles and to apply.

From 19 April to 5 May 2021, expect cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, interactive performance, musical, spoken word, theatre, variety, music events, film, talks, tours, workshops, kids, family and youth events,100% digital events, and still there's more, to look forward to. The Midsumma Carnival this year, in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne has evolved into a FREE two-night spectacular lineup of live performance, comedy and music hosted at the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl with Live at the Bowl - Online, on Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May.


Stay up to date with the Festival via their social media. Keep your eyes peeled on #midsumma and their eNews for last minute discount tickets, promo codes and giveaways. You'll also find events offering Early Bird Discount with 15% off, if purchased prior to 8 April 2021, or by the alternative date indicated in the event. Another way to save is to jump straight into their 3-Show Deals. All you need to do is choose 3 eligible events to collect a 10% discount at the checkout. You can also identify eligible events by the 3 Ticket Icon which has the number 3 highlighted in white against a black background, placed in a black circle. If you're looking for gift ideas, you can purchase a Midsumma Gift Certificate.

You'll find ticketing information, access information and venue maps online, along with Covid-19 Updates and information on what you can keep doing to stay CovidSafe at the Festival. The festival stalls which showcases almost 200 community and business stalls are generally a major drawcard that attracts 120,000 attendees each year. This year, however, the festival is delivering a Virtual Stalls Precinct which is set to go live on 13 April 2021, so stay tuned via the website.


For all events, see here - along with a dropdown menu for options that suits your interest eg. youth kids and families, visual arts and film, talks, tours & workshops, performance and music, community, social and sport, live-streamed, festival hubs and so on. The young have not been forgotten with events like Night at the Museum: Minus18 Youth Party on 24 April at the Immigration Museum. Bonus that it's FREE, but bookings are still required. For those aged 12 to 19 only, register quickly to ensure you're part of the huge event, before allocations are exhausted. There are many more youth related performance events and online events to choose from.

Talks, tours and workshops are also a big part of the event and you can go all Feral Queer Camp to explore Midsumma with a gaggle of queer thinkers and makers. It's not just all talk, you can engage in workshops like the Self-Portrait Workshop at the Immigration Museum, part of the Becoming Us Series for participants aged 16 to 18. You'll learn simple self-portrait drawing techniques, reflect on your own coming-of-age moments and address yourself with love in a letter. If SMUT is what you're looking for, smut is what you'll get with a night of smutty storytelling from a lineup of filthmongers, funny people and writers who will put a queer and erotic spin on fan fiction.


There's performances and music a plenty that includes Melbourne's Queen of Cabaret, Dolly Diamond in her Star for a Night show. She'll be making dreams come true at the festival by rescuing contestants from their mundane lives, transforming them into their idols and making them stars for a night! Which stars will be unveiled? And who will win? Joining her on different nights will be special guests like Bob Downe, Silvie Paladino, Rhonda Burchmore and Lucy Homes, with stalwarts Tash York and Matthew Hadgraft appearing nightly. You just can't go wrong with Dolly Diamond, queen of quick wit and a splendid gift of sharp repartee.

There's just so much going on, it's going to be a hard choice for the punters, but there are special guides to take you through Midsumma Presents, Bi & Pan, Drag, Feminist, Gay, and Lesbian events, along with those for Older Audiences, QTPOC & First Nations, Trans & Gender Diverse and The Pier Festival on 24 April in the Western Region to name a few. The festival is pulling out all stops to reconnect the community and bring you the ultimate Queer Women's Music Festival. Featuring Casey Donovan, Harlow & Hart, Mz Rizk, Tomboy DJ set, and a burlesque performance by Bettie Bombshell, it's not one to be missed. Immerse yourself in the festival vibes and enjoy market stalls, drinks & food trucks, community group activations, roving entertainment, and much much more. It wouldn't be Midsumma if there's not something more... Scurry along, and start booking!

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Why? Midsumma Festival 2021
When: 19 April to 5 May 2021
Where: Online and In Real Life - Victoria
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