Melbourne’s queer community and friends come together for this collaborative, innovative celebration of queer arts and culture, presented over three weeks, usually from late January to mid February every year.
The Midsumma Festival dates for 2023 are Saturday 21 January to Sunday 12 February.
The Midsumma Festival program comprises a curated Midsumma Presents line-up plus the community-driven Open-access stream, to share with you the lived experiences of those voices at the margins, the expression of queer history, and the celebration of new ideas and stories 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 194 events in 2022, with involvement by over 5000 culture-makers in over 100 different venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria - to audiences averaging 255,202 attendees over the past four years.