Victorian Premier to officially open Midsumma

DENIS NAPTHINE Premier of Victoria Denis Napthine will officially open the 2014 Midsumma Festival, the first time a Victorian premier has opened the annual festival in its 26 years.

He will be joined by Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, Aussie rules Footballer Jason Ball and New Zealand MP Louisa Wall at the Midsumma Carnival, a community day for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community (GLBTIQ).

This year’s Midsumma Carnival will feature a full day of free entertainment, excitement, glitz and colour with over 100 stallholders, main stage entertainment and activities. For the first time, Carnival will feature the beyondblue Sporting Precinct featuring sporting displays and GLBTIQ sports teams.

The 26th Midsumma Festival will run between Sunday 12 January and 2 February 2014, with the 2014 program featuring 131 events across 87 venues spanning exhibitions, performing arts, live music, film, literature and community events.

For more information, visit: www.midsumma.org.au for details.

Image: Denis Napthine

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