Midsumma Festival 2020 (program launch) [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Melbourne Museum (Main Foyer)
11 Nicholson St
Melbourne, Victoria 3053
Marc Ethan Harriet & Devlin-Dunbar
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
About Midsumma Festival
Midsumma Festival is Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival, bringing together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences.
Every January, Midsumma Festival expands over 22-days of summer with an explosion of queer events that center around hidden and mainstream queer culture, locally and internationally. The Midsumma program shares with you the lived experiences of those voices at the margins, the expression of queer history, and the celebration of new ideas that come to life through world-class art and performance.
Our 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. Featuring over 175 events in 2020, with involvement by over 5000 culture-makers in over 80 different venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria – to anticipated audiences of over 284,000.
Although the primary three-week festival is held in summer each year, we work year-round to provide artists, social-changers, and culture-makers with support and tools to create, present and promote their work.
Over 33 years we have evolved with our communities and repositioned ourselves as a relevant cultural influencer and thought leader, while keeping learning and diversity at our heart. We have experienced rapid growth in audiences, breadth and scope of artist and community engagement, and depth of artistic partnerships.
While we stay committed to our roots, we have matured to become one of Australia’s most significant queer arts organisations, supporting generations of LGBTQIA+ cultural voices, discovering artists and starting conversations that shape queer art and culture forever.
2020 info here: