Launch of Midsumma Westside

Midsumma is coming Westside

In January 2019 we’re celebrating Victoria’s premier LGBTIQA+ event with a bright and colourful program of events celebrating diversity and culture as part of Midsumma Festival in Melbourne’s west.

From Sunshine to the ‘Scray, Keilor to Werribee you can pick up a purple pocket-sized guide in cafes, arts venues, libraries and more to see what’s happening during 2019’s Midsumma Festival on this side of town.

Social Wellbeing and Community Services Portfolio Advisory Committee co-chair Councillor Tony Briffa said the Midsumma Westside program builds on a long partnership that started with Go West, and draws together the wonderful array of events that take place during Midsumma in Melbourne’s west.

“Midsumma Westside is the next chapter of the eight year GOWEST partnership that was initiated by Hobsons Bay City Council,” said Cr Briffa.

Social Wellbeing and Community Services Portfolio Advisory Committee co-chair Councillor Colleen Gates encourages all community members to get involved.

“With 18 separate events across Melbourne’s west, Midsumma Westside includes festivities for everyone, promoting inclusion, diversity and equality for the LGBTQIA+ community,” said Cr Gates.

“It’s all about having fun, trying something new, celebrating identity and embracing who you are.”

Full program details for Midsumma Festival 2019 can be found at


Midsumma Festival goes west once again in 2019. Midsumma Westside brings a new face to a partnership between Midsumma and the Councils of the West that stretches back a decade. With 18 separate events Midsumma Westside includes festivities for the whole family, the best in queer theatre, contemporary visual art exhibitions, installations, and even a tea party! Festivals are about having fun, sharing experiences and trying something new – they are a tasting plate for the senses, mind, and soul.

Explore! Dive right in! Take a walk out west with Midsumma Westside!




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