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Midsumma Festival is Melbourne's annual queer celebration. A federation of arts and cultural events spread over 85 different venues throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.Midsumma Festival brings a diverse mix of artists and performers together under a single umbrella for an impassioned celebration and innovative presentation of queer arts and culture. The festival program is made up of a wide range of events and activities including visual art, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, live music, parties, sport, social events and public forums.Offering a diverse, exciting and relevant program, Midsumma Festival continues to attract a broad and ever-evolving audience to Melbourne and Victoria. Each year over 160,000 individuals from around the globe participate in and attend between 100 - 160 festival events, not only in Melbourne City but also from Altona to Gippsland, Reservoir to Moorabbin and regional Victoria.
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