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Midsumma Extravaganza

January 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm



Arts Centre Melbourne
1300 182 183
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Predominantly for adults
Wheelchair AccessibleWheelchair accessible
Auslan InterpreterAuslan interpreted
Hearing LoopHearing loop available
Groups of most relevance to event
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People of Colour, People living with a disability, Multicultural, Multifaith
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Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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1300 182 183
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Kick off Australia’s largest pride season ever with a fabulous night of queer excellence at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl!

Hosted by queer comedy royalty Joel Creasey and RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under favourite Kween Kong, this year’s Extravaganza promises to be the biggest yet.

Comedians Nina Oyama, Rhys Nicholson, Kirsty Webeck and Scout Boxall will be the gracing Extravaganza stage alongside musical performances from Courtney Act, Kira Puru, Mama Alto, Dolly Diamond, Tash York, Tina Del Twist, Jordan Raskopoulos, Lou Wall, Brendan Maclean and the hilarious Steven Oliver, all accompanied by our house band under the expert guidance of musical director James Simpson.

Night Of A Thousand Candees

One of the feature acts in the Midsumma Extravaganza will be a tribute to the late matriarch of Melbourne drag, Miss Candee, who passed away earlier this year after 50 years of performing in Melbourne’s queer venues. 23 Drag artists including Art Simone, Philmah Bocks, Dorreen Manganini, Sue Ridge, Fifi Bardot, Millie Minogue, Nova China, Laura Gravity, Taylor Made, Amena Jay Alura, Miss Jay, Pashion Couture, Ruby Slippers, Tequila Mockingbird, Polly Filla, Justin Teliqure, Freddie Merkin, Lexi Gaga, Leasa Mann, Bella Nitrate and Granny Bingo will take to the stage to recreate some of Miss Candee’s most iconic moments in a medley of her favourite songs.