The Festival Line-up is here! Whether it's dancing the night away, Queer cinema, a night out with friends or chilling in the great outdoors with your rainbow family and friends - we have you covered! Check out the festival line-up here!
Here's what's happening!
Thursday 7th feb- Pre Festival Event- Ballroom Dancing
Learn to dance a Samba, Salsa, Rumba and Jive in our short and simple dance class. Spend the rest of the evening showing off your new skills at our dance party. Either come with a partner, on your own or as a group!
Limited to 50 people only.
This is a ticketed ONLY event.
7pm-10pm Refreshments provided. Venue TBC. Stay tuned
Fri 8th Feb-
Barwon Health Community Health forum and panel discussion.
Friday 8th Feb-
Opening Night @ the Piano Bar
Join the team from Geelong Rainbow Inc as we officially open the Geelong Rainbow Festival 2019. The Commissioner of Gender and Sexuality, (The Commish), Ro Allen will officially open the festival.
Both floors will be open for drag shows and entertainment with two of Geelong's favourite Drag Queens, Philmah Bocks, Art Simone, specials guests and of course the amazing Piano Bar team.
Doors 6pm til late.
Ticketed ONLY event. All tickets $25pp +bf
Saturday 9th Feb-
Brunch @ Cafe Bear & Scoobs
Enjoy a meal at Geelong's favourite Rainbow owned and operated cafe. Choose from 3 sitting times, (10am 11am and 12pm) and 3 meals from a set menu. Reload and recharge for another big day of events.
Ticketed ONLY event. All tickets $30pp +bf including beverage.
Queer Film screening @ the Pivotonian
Whats better than watching a new release Queer film, on a Saturday afternoon, presented by the Geelong Pride Film Festival. Film and ticket release coming soon.
Ticketed ONLY event
S.QU.A.D. (Super Queer as Dance Party) presented by Moist @ the Deck.
Live music, drag, DJ and a whole heap of mind blowing gender bending is coming to the deck. Our favourite duo in drag, Justin Teliqure and Bella Nitrate will be performing as well as drag freak Archie Arsenic.
Live music from singer/songwriter and loop artist Darcy Fox playing originals and covers.
For all you sinners, Sister Eileen Eulick will be there ready for you to confess your sins.
DJ Magnus, our favourite man of music will be spinning the decks till late.
Ticketed ONLY event $25pp +bf
Sunday 10th Feb-
Geelong Pride March & Fair day @ Johnstone Park
Marshalling in Johnstone Park from 10.30am. Marching at 11.30am sharp. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to join us in solidarity.
Organisations, groups and companies are welcome to march with us. This form is to be completed by organisations and community groups wanting to march together as a group. Individuals can participate on the day without registration.
Fair Day 1pm-5pm
Four hours of Queer entertainment right here in the heart of Geelong!
Performances from a few of last years favourite's Mr Queer Expo himself, Justin Teliqure and who could forget the stunning bearded sisters Vin Tage´and Goldie Cox. Also making their Geelong Rainbow Festival debut is the incredibly mesmerising Faux Queen, Bella Nitrate.
Joining this amazing line up of performers we have the extraordinary, award winning Leather Lungs singing your favourite hits.
X Factor favourite and super proud trans activist Paige Pheonix will take to the stage this year, performing a set of songs like you've never heard them before and we can't wait!
Our headline act his year is none other than the exceptionally talented Michelle Parsons. This year Michelle will be bringing her full band along and rocking you all in the park to close the festival.
If this isn't enough already, we will have a full kids area with stage and activities area. Live performances, queer kids book readings by the authors, games, face painting and much more.
The BCYF Streetsurfer bus will be there to entertain our youth, full of goodies, entertainment and own space.
We will also have more market and info stalls, food vans and coffee.
Invite your family and friends, set up your own picnic spot and enjoy this big day of rainbow fun and festivities.
We still have a few tricks up our sleeve so make sure you keep an eye on what's going on. Give Geelong rainbow Inc a like and hit going on the events to keep up to date with all the news.
Stay tuned and get ready to shine a rainbow over Geelong!
All individual events will be posted in the coming days.
Ticketed events are pre purchase ONLY. There will be NO tickets at the door. All events sold out last year so get in quick and get yours ASAP.
Brought to you by Geelong Rainbow Inc, our VIPartners, Piano Bar Geelong and Energy Australia and proud sponsors...