BONEZ is throwing an Alternative Queer Party for Midsumma Festival

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BONEZ is throwing an Alternative Queer Party for Midsumma Festival

BONEZ punk as fuck parties have been celebrating and connecting Australia’s alternative queer community for the past six years. Now, they're taking over Brunswick's NONO for a night of burlesque, drag, sideshow performers and heavy queer bands.

It’s no surprise BONEZ have been selling out events across the country. They tap into a phenomenal queer subculture, combining established elements of drag and burlesque with otherwise under-represented queer communities around emo, heavy and hardcore bands.

See what all the fuss is about when BONEZ bring their first queer festival to Melbourne and Sydney, as part of Midsumma and Sydney World Pride. Joining both events will be New Zealand’s premier misfit, alternative drag superstar Yuri Guaii from RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Season 2.

BONEZ Alternative Queer Party

  • BONEZ Midsumma Festival: Saturday February 4th / 3pm – 2am at NONO, Brunswick
  • BONEZ Sydney WorldPride: Friday March 3rd / 8pm – 3am Crowbar, Sydney

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

2022’s BONEZ Tour highlighted some sensational heavy LGTBQI+ bands, which audiences will get to see for themselves at Australia’s biggest LGBTQI+ festivals to kick off 2023.

BONEZ’s Midsumma party on Saturday February 4 is taking over NONO – previously known as The Penny Black – Brunswick’s favourite 950-person capacity landmark. It will be the first-ever BONEZ queer festival, with more than five bands taking to the stage.

The lineup includes Melbourne’s Suzi and Adelaide’s emo/pop punk cover band It’s Not A Phase, plus a range of alternative and party DJs all day. Being a BONEZ event, you can also expect some of Australia’s best sideshow, burlesque and drag performers.

The whole event and its famous location will embrace the day-drinking summer vibes with queer market stalls and the very first BONEZ Lipsync Legends competition, supporting emerging performers – the winner receives a whopping $600 Dangerfield voucher and a spot on the next BONEZ lineup.

BONEZ’ Sydney WorldPride party will be an epic return to Sydney at Crowbar following up from the last two sold-out parties.

That massive event will feature stacked drag and burlesque line-up including Etcetera Etcetera (Rupaul’s Drag Race Down Under Season One), Ruby Slippers, Sour, Amyl, Winter Greene and some of Australia’s most exciting queer bands Downgirl and Excuse for an Exit.

Drag DJ legend Pablo will also be playing your favourite alternative, punk, emo, heavy and party tunes, so Sydneysiders and those making the pilgrimage are encouraged to add March 3 in your calendars asap.

For tickets to the BONEZ’ Midsumma punk as fuck party at NONO, head here.