The third annual Geelong Rainbow Festival is back bigger and better than ever so get your fabulous costumes sorted and gather your crew for a huge weekend of rainbow fun.
Launched in 2018 by Geelong Rainbow Inc., a volunteer-led non-profit organisation serving the LGBTQI community in Geelong and the Barwon region, the festival has attracted thousands of attendees over the past few years.
Kicking off the 2020 Geelong Rainbow Festival on February 4, there will be a collection of Rainbow short films from around the world that represent the LGBTQ rainbow, as well as a sneak peek at the trailers of some of the films that will screen at the Geelong Pride Film Festival in April.
The official opening night will go down at Piano Bar on Friday, February 7, with doors opening from 6pm and fabulous live entertainment all night, including one of Piano Bar’s very talented Piano Men playing all your requests, with hosting duties by the talented and hilarious drag queens Sasha Starr & Polly Filla.
This year’s festival program features two very exciting shows. Coming direct from MIDSUMMA at La Mama, Homophonic!, a concert of new classical music by queer composers, will take over the Potato Shed on February 6, while a matinee performance of My Other Closet the Cabaret (the true, first-hand story of a Geelongite native gay man’s experience of domestic violence in a same-sex relationship and his road to recovery) will takeover Platform Arts on February 8.
Other events across the week include a free LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Training and Networking session, ballroom dance classes, workshops, a health forum, brunch at Cafe Bear & Scoobs, a speakers corner, a dance party, a fair, and of course the well-loved Geelong Pride March which begins 11:30am sharp from Johnstone Park.
Be sure to grab your tickets, everything will sell out or fill up fast.
The Geelong Rainbow Festival will take place from 4 February to 9 February 2020. You can get all the info you need via the FB page.