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Melbourne's festival of queer culture is bigger and prouder than ever

Drag superstars, cult cabaret artists and gender-bending performance artists are set to take over the city in January – not to mention a swag of free parties, events and more. 

This year, Midsumma is turning 30, and celebrating with a tonne of top-notch events. Kick off the action with the famous, family-friendly Midsumma Carnival and T Dance, and bookend the festival with the annual Pride March in St Kilda.

In the past few years, the LGBTIQ-focused festival has began to come into its own as an international arts festival, pairing their suite of free events and parties with a program of theatre, cabaret, live art and music. This year is set to be Midsumma’s most impressive program yet, with talent flying in from all corners of the globe. 

For all our top picks of Midsumma, head to our festival guide.

Whether you're queer or an ally, there's an event for everyone at Midsumma, so break out those rainbow threads and get celebrating!

By: Rose Johnstone

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