The Australian festival to celebrate all-things queer will be electrifying by the looks of the 2020 program. Running from January 19th to February 9th, organisers have announced the program will include “audience favourites - the highly regarded Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award exhibition and a night of red carpet, glitter and a galaxy of LGBTQIA+ stars ... in a showcase of Midsumma Extravaganza”. Well-known identities such as Bob Downe, Kirsty Webeck and Tom Ballard will be amongst the drawcards of the event.
The Midsumma Carnival, a “one day, 11-hour festival taking over Alexandra Gardens”, will kick off the entire festival on January 20th. This event is expected to attract around 110,000 people.
Another highlight will undoubtedly be the Midsumma Pride March, held on the 2nd of February along Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. And, as if the event couldn’t get any bigger, this year will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the march.
“With seven selected Festival Hubs at Theatre Works, Gasworks Arts Park, Chapel Off Chapel, Hare Hole, Arts Centre Melbourne and a curated family program with the Melba Spiegeltent and Midsumma Westside, audiences will be treated to arts and culture every night of the 22-day festival,” organisers announced.
Bring on January 19th, already!
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