Midsumma Festival 2019
Billed as Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, Midsumma 2019 brings you 165 events across 75 venues over 23 jam packed days!
Kick-start the celebrations with this festival’s signature event: Midsumma Carnival. Its a free event held at Alexandra Garden St Kilda Rd on Sunday 20th January from 11am - 6pm. Followed by T-dance from 6pm - 10pm. The day includes some lip-syncing, drag dazzling performances stellar acts and the very popular dog show (main stage @ 3pm)! There is fine food, a pop up bar and an array of stalls promoting our wonderful community!
Another signature event not to be missed is Midsumma Pride March. This years march will ‘highlight the diverse groups, personalties, sexualities and experiences that make our community our beautifully coloured’. Starting at 11 am on Sunday 3rd of February on Fitzroy Street St Kilda.
With other 165 events it’s impossible to list them all, but here are some events the boys at bearteez are keen to attend:
Ross Anderson-Doherty invites you into his world of body positivity where Fat is a verb! Cake Daddy is a delicious new interactive cabaret banquet, that will plunge you belly-deep into a queer mans experience of fat/ness. Presented by Theatre Works 14 Acland St, St Kilda from 3 - 10 Feb.
Drag A Thon 2019
‘Drag A Thon’ returns to The 86 for another day of snags and non stop drag. Held on Australia Day the open stage commences at 2pm with the evening’s headline show commencing at 8pm for five hours of non stop drag!!!
Gay Stuff Market
Gay stuff market is a collection of the finest creators, artisans and style makers from the queer community. Returning for its second year at Hares and Hyenas 63 Johnston Street Fitzroy on Sunday the 10th February from midday to 5pm.
An exploration of the dark swamps of Prahran. From boy floggings, baby farming, brothels, rates and murders to the trails in the Prahran court come and explore the relationship between the gays of the time in comparison to the rich establishment who enjoyed the high life and sat and judged them.
MQFF@ The Drive In
And Grease is the word with this one night only sing-a-long to our all time favourite movie Grease! Friday February 1st at the Village Drive-In Coburg
Mooning Summer 2019
Melbourne’s Premier bare arse and wet jock competition held at the Laird. It is a fundraising night which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for AIDS related charities over the last 20 years. There is also a half time comedy act, with past acts such as Denise Drysdale, Judith Lucy, Denis Scott, Lehmo and Chrissie Swan. Its a fantastic night and one event not to miss!
For more details head to midsummer.org.au or grab a festival guide at your local.