More to Explore. In the s, Hillis owned an art-house video shop in Elwood, while Thomson co-owned Dizzy Spinners on Brunswick Street — an early incarnation of the current Polyester Records. Sign up and get the best of your city in our newsletter, as often as you like. Check out the best gay bars and karaoke spots in Melbourne. Circus Oz is shaking up the rules of circus with Wunderage: Melbourne's beloved Midsumma Festivalwhich takes place from January 20 through February 10,draws tens of thousands of participants from within metro Melbourne's sizable LGBTQIA community, from all over Australia, and, increasingly, from throughout the world.
Midsumma Festival also takes over Arts Centre Melbourne Bombini Buzz for the official festival bar this year, where festival goers can enjoy special Midsumma cocktails; music by guest DJs; and talks on queer architecture, food, and history while mixing and mingling late into the evening.
Tell us why! You would think what with the fanfare surrounding Sydney's annual Mardi Gras festival that the harbour city was the clear ringleader of Australia's gay scene, but Melbourne certainly gives its sibling some decent rivalry. Share Pin Email.
Try to keep calm as the acrobats twirl majestically in aerial slings and clamber up and down Chinese poles.