Midsumma Festival 2023 at the Victorian Pride Centre – That’s A Wrap!

Rooftop party

What an incredible Midsumma Festival it was at the Victorian Pride Centre!

Thank you to all the incredibly talented artists, performers, facilitators, thinkers, speakers, comedians, photographers, stallholders, numerous community organisations, and even spin class instructors that joined us in delivering a fabulous and diverse program from January 23 to February 11.

We had over 2200 visitors come through our doors over the course of the three-week festival and enjoy everything from an epic Sunday Sizzle, to drag make-up tutorials, to a pop-up piano bar and illuminating talks on anti-racism, trans histories and innovative science.

A huge thank to all the volunteers from both the Pride Centre and resident organisation Thorne Harbour Health, who contributed their time, skills, lived experience, and passion to help with the delivery of a successful festival.

We can’t wait for Midsumma Festival 2024, but in the meantime, please enjoy some of these highlight shots!

‘Queens of the Pub’ exhibition, photo by Suzanne Balding
Sunday Sizzle drag performances by the Size Queens, photo by Natalie Edge
Sunday Sizzle rooftop party, photo by Sam Copland
Piano Bar featuring Andy Pobjoy, photo by Luke David
Aysha Buffet, host of program launch and Cheers, Queers!, photo by Luke David
Audience at Sunday Sizzle rooftop party, photo by Natalie Edge