Midsumma Festival continues in spectacular style for the second week

Midsumma Festival continues with spectacular and entertaining performances, events and exhibitions throughout the second week of the 23-day festival. Exciting events with tickets still up for grabs include:


Midsumma Extravaganza, 29 Jan, Arts Centre Melbourne
A highly anticipated all-star variety comedy extravaganza hosted by Australia’s leading LGBTQIA+ artists: Rhys Nicholson, YUMMY, Geraldine Hickey, Steven Oliver, Mama Alto, Joel Creasey, Trevor Ashley, Beccy Cole, Sheldon Riley, Libby O’Donovan, Zoe Coombs Marr and Carlotta. (Pictured right)
New seats released today!


Midsumma Presents BODY, 31 Jan – 2 Feb, Arts House
Featuring leading international and local artists, BODY is a new major project from Midsumma Festival in partnership with Arts House championing the notion that individuals should have sovereignty over their own bodies. MDLSX by Motus, where international artist Silvia Calderoni offers a revolutionary performance exploring intersex and androgyny, telling a story of violence, pain, confusion and acceptance; Third Nature by Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai is an opulent dance work exploring the wildness of gender and the weirdness of human sexuality; Beast by Krishna Istha is a comedic exploration of a trans person in 2019; Panopticon by Simona Castricum exploring non- binary and borderline spaces through music, performance, typography and image-making.


Rebel, 30 Jan – 3 Feb, The Melba Spiegeltent
A night of glitz, glam rock, aerials, acrobatics and spectacular sideshow that pays homage to the inspiration of music legend David Bowie, performed by multi award-winning Stewart Reeve, as well as other rock musicians from Highwire Entertainment – the production house behind Rouge, Papillon and Pop Party Throwdown.


Wank Bank Masterclass & Pussy Play Masterclass, 25 – 26 Jan, The Toff in Town
An informative, interactive, and playful masterclass on the art of pleasuring your own and your partner’s member; a class which offers a comedic start for a perfect finish. For Pussy Play Masterclass, join burlesque extraordinaire, Strawberry Siren, for a fun-filled session of demonstrating how it should really done to achieve the big ‘O’.


Widgets and Doohickies from a Camp Toolbox, 31 Jan – 2 Mar, RMIT- Project Space
Curated by Dr Ray Cook and Dr Alison Bennett, this exhibition explores the different working models and interpretation towards the definitions of ‘camp’ through the works of artists and various individuals.


Orpheus, 31 Jan – 3 Feb, Abbotsford Convent
A landmark new ballet-opera by Evan Lawson retelling the ancient Greek myth, Orpheus, which explores the sad tale of his love Eurydice as well as his untold gay relationship with fellow Argonaut, Calias.


Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden, 23 – 26 Jan, Gasworks
Adapting one’s eyes with a queer lens, the theatrical comedy confronts audiences with out of the box characters based from pop culture that reflects contemporary issues of today.


Jen Der Unpacks, 31 Jan – 2 Feb, Hare Hole
Jen Der performed by Kat Mroz, tells the brave and inspiring story of her life-changing journey to becoming a drag performer by overcoming her perceptions on patriarchy, people’s opinions and her inner-insecurity.


Midsumma Festival 2019
19 January – 10 February