The three-week event will kick off with the annual Midsumma Pride March, as well as being bolstered by their renowned open-access program alongside outdoor events. Namely, the Midsumma Carnival is set to get the weekend started right while new art party Midsumma Horizon will close things out.
Theatre, burlesque, cabaret, film, dance, conversation, sports and more will all collide in a diverse program that features over 130 events from 1200 culture-makers, in more than 70 venues and outdoor spaces.
“From small beginnings as GayDay in the 80s, Midsumma Festival has evolved into a highlight of the Melbourne arts and cultural scene,” said Midsumma Chair John Caldwell. “In 2017 we aim to provide a stronger platform for all of Melbourne’s queer communities to have a voice, and to celebrate that expression together.”