Summer Camp Festival announces Australia’s first touring pride festival, featuring Years & Years, Big Freedia, Cub Sport + more
Announcing its debut with a bang comes the in augural Summer Camp Festival – Australia’s first touring pride festival – bringing a celebration of freedom and diversity to Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in February and March 2022.
The festival is founded by Kat Dopper, the creator of Heaps Gay and Grant Gillies & David Gillet who have worked on gathering international talent for Sydney Mardi Gras. They’ve curated a summer camp for adults, a playground of music and art culture that suspends reality and transcends the boundaries of imagination.
On creating a space for every walk of life, Dopper exclaims, “Summer Camp Festival is a new inclusive festival experience that accept s all the cuties . I t’s a chance to frolic in the forest with pals, dress up, and celebrate the true meaning of pride, Love has no labels at Summer Camp – it’s a place to call ‘homo’ this pride season. Let’s get sweaty this summer and feel the euphoria of being together and dancing again.”
Set to be the biggest ticketed LGBTQIA + music festival in the southern hemisphere, Summer Camp Festival will be unparalleled for inclusivity and supporting young diverse artists, by not only providing a platform for over 200 artists to perform but also with a percentage of every ticket going to their Summer Camp Artists Grants Program. Post event, this quick response grants program will be available for artist s to access capital in a timely matter.
The lineup is headlined by London’s Years & Years and New Orleans’ bounce music CEO Big Freedia. Locally, The Veronicas, Cub Sport, Ladyhawke, Confidence man, Young Franco, Kinder, JessB, Sycco and The Merindas will be touring across the country as a part of the festival. They’ll be joined by over 1 50 DJ’s, drag queens, dancers & performance artists in each city
Sign up for Summer Camp Festival pre – sale tickets nationally from 9:40 am Tuesday , 9th November with general public on – sale at 10 am Tuesday 16th November from HERE.
SUMMER CAMP FESTIVAL 2022
Saturday, 26th February – Darwin Showgrounds
Sunday, 27th February – Centennial Parklands, Sydney
Sunday, 6th March – Reunion Park, Melbourne
Monday, 7th March – The Ice Cream Factory, Perth
YEARS & YEARS (UK) (SYD, MELB & PERTH ONLY)
BIG FREEDIA (USA)
Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS