the midsumma scoop | weekend edition | 23 april 🔥




The Midsumma Weekend Scoop

The first week of Midsumma Festival 2021 is well under way – we hope you’ve been enjoying yourself so far! If you’re looking for some queer excellence to fill your weekend, or next week, look no further. 😎 Check out the wonderful performances, events, cabarets, exhibitions and more happening over the coming days. See you there!

Love, Midsumma 🌈


Guide to Accessible Shows at Midsumma Festival 2021

At Midsumma, we recognise our responsibility to provide genuine access to our events and services wherever possible. For this reason, we have several ways for everyone to access information about our events. If you have any questions, feedback or would like any information in another format, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 03 9296 6600 or by emailing

To find accessible events on this website, click the button below to see all Relaxed, Auslan Interpreted, Audio Described and Open Captioned events. You can also search using the event filter and note the symbols on our website!

Image: Mama Alto and the Auslan interpreter at Gender Euphoria by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

Midsumma Festival Events Coming Up!

Becoming Us Talk

Join Nevo Zisin, Adolfo Aranjuez, Frances Cannon and Jax Jacki Brown in conversation on coming-of-age moments in their lives and the LGBTIQA+ community. Discover what shaped them and their art and activist practices, plus advice on celebrating self along the way.

24 April, Immigration Museum,
$5 or free to stream online 

Motafrenz Magical Mystery Tour 

The annual Motafrenz Magical Mystery Tour to a secret picnic location. Come along for this leisurely drive with your friends and pet to test your navigation skills with the specially prepared and cooked up clues. 

24 April, Como Park North, door sales only

Ready, Set, Brunch! Bottomless Drag Brunch

It’s camp, it’s drag, it’s brunch! Pride of our Footscray brings to you a riotess bottomless brunch featuring the dynamic duo of Aurora Arsenic & Joslyn Bosoms. Enjoy mimosas, cannolis and more!

25 April & 2 May, Pride of Our Footscray, from $65

Priscilla – Queen of the Desert the Musical

CPAC Musical Theatre are celebrating 20 years of producing Music Theatre for the community. Priscilla – Queen of the Desert the Musical, which premiered in Sydney in 2006, still stands apart with its homemade spectacle. 

24 April – 2 May, Cardinia Cultural Centre from $43

Harry Wright – Smalltown Boy

Gay boy with autism explores a lifetime of trying to fit in with other men, with mixed results. An online Zoom stand up show from an exciting UK comedian, exploring their autism and their sexuality, and how these intersect with their class identity.

24-25 April, digital event, from $12 (pay as you feel),

Dhamma Radio

A sensorially immersive performance by Club Trish. Dhamma Radio: a space where time slows down, colours grace your vision and soothing sounds provide aural pleasure, just sit back, relax and let us guide you on a journey to stillness, to link back to supreme consciousness.

27 April – 1 May, Mission to Seafarers from $20

Homo Erotica on Sunday!🔥

Midsumma’s most audacious dance party returns with gala performances and stellar DJs. For this party, release you beast and EXPOSE your wildest, most provocative look through leather & gear, club kid, fetish, drag, glam, high fashion, au naturel; whatever it is, let it run wild.

24 April 7pm-2am at Inflation, tickets $50

Two events with Living Positive Victoria

We have two brilliant events with Living Positive Victoria: the community voice for the rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV in Victoria. Both at Hares & Hyenas!

1. The Thrills & Spills of One Woman’s HIV Journey, 28 April – 5 May. Book here.

2. Brothers No Longer in Arms, 28 April – 5 May. Book here