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Introducing Summer Camp 2022, Australia’s First Touring Pride Festival

The inaugural Summer Camp Festival will tour the nation in February-March 2022. Labelled Australia’s first touring pride festival, Summer Camp has announced a bumper lineup of international and local artists and performers.

Summer Camp 2022 looks set to achieve a number of firsts. It’ll be the first Australian festival with international headliners post-COVID; Australia’s first touring pride festival; and the biggest ticketed LGBTQIA+ music festival in the southern hemisphere.

London artist Years & Years is lined up to headline Summer Camp 2022. Years & Years is the project of Olly Alexander, who recently appeared in the TV drama, It’s a Sin, and teamed up with Kylie Minogue on the single, ‘A Second the Midnight’.

New Orleans bounce pioneer Big Freedia will return to Australia for the occasion, while Australian and New Zealand artists Cub Sport, The Veronicas, Ladyhawke, Confidence Man, Young Franco, Sycco, Kinder, JessB and The Merindas are also on board. They’ll be joined by over 150 DJs, drag queens, dancers and performance artists in each city.

Summer Camp was conceived by Heaps Gay creator, Kat Dopper, and former Sydney Mardi Gras Marketing and International Talent Managers, Grant Gillies and David Gillett. The idea was to create a summer camp for adults, where reality is put on hold and everyone is welcome.

The inaugural Summer Camp tour begins in Darwin and then travels to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Along with the stacked lineup of live music, the festival will offer a variety of dance, performance art, culture, art installations, and food and drink.

Summer Camp 2022

Years & Years (UK ) (Syd, Melb & Perth only)

Big Freedia (USA)

The Veronicas

Cub Sport

Ladyhawke (NZ)

Confidence Man

JessB (NZ)



The Merindas

Halfqueen (DJ)


Yo Mafia

+ more to be announced

Event dates

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

Sign up here for Summer Camp Festival pre-sale tickets from 9:40am Tuesday, 9th November. General public on-sale at 10am Tuesday, 16th November.

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