GEELONG RAINBOW INC. are proud to be hosting the inaugural Geelong Rainbow Festival on the weekend of the 9-11 February 2018.

So what’s happening over the weekend?

Friday 9 February

6PM till late, Opening Night @ Piano Bar – ticketed event
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Featuring live entertainment throughout the evening, including one of Piano Bar’s very talented Piano Men playing all your requests. Hosted by the talented and hilarious Drag Queens Art Simone and Philmah Bocks, with special guests throughout the night.

This event is the kick off to a fun and fabulous weekend and is not to be missed. Your ticket includes Finger Food throughout the night. (Late night snack menu also available)

This will be a sellout event and tickets must be purchased prior to the night.

Tickets: $13.75 – $22.19
18+ event

Saturday 10 February

9AM or 11AM Brunch @ Café Bear and Scoobs – ticketed event
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There will be a 9am and 11am sitting which includes any selection from their all day breakfast menu, with a complimentary juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Tickets: $22.19

3PM – 5PM, movie screening @ Pivatonian Cinema
‘Tangerine’ – ticketed event
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Tangerine (MA15+) This film features Mya Taylor’s award winning performance becoming the first transgender actress to win a major film award.

In West Hollywood Sin-Dee is back on the block. After hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumour. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles.

Tangerine is rated MA15+ and is not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. This film contains strong coarse language, sex scenes, nudity and drug use.

Tickets: $12 – $16
MA15+ event

4PM till late, Open Mic Arvo and SQUAD Party @ the Deck – ticketed event
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Gather your SQUAD and let’s party!

Celebrate a night of music, dance and queer inclusion at Geelong’s very own LGBTIQ friendly venue, The Deck.

The one and only LADYHOOD will take the mic from 7pm for a very rare acoustic set.

Thats right folks, DJ Magnus is in G-town for a very special 4 hour set.

We also have a few special guests on the night including the hilarious Kirsty Webeck and the Drag King of hip hop Justin Teliqure.

Tickets $10 online or $15 at the door if not sold out online first. Tickets are limited so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: $10
18+ event


Smashing into the pop music scene in 2015, Ladyhood has cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with. Seducing her audience with a mixture of gravel-sweet sounds, a feisty attitude and an undeniable sexual charisma, her newest EP Like You Mean It combines well-crafted pop melodies with some no-shit-given, pumping, electro-rock.

Inspired by the likes of Prince and Freddy Mercury, Ladyhood’s commanding on-stage presence has drawn comparisons to enigmatic rock goddess Chrissy Amphlett, and her sweet tone to the pop matriarch, Rita Ora. While her fierce energy may have her standing in line to become the next female powerhouse in music, one thing is certain… Ladyhood ain’t no lady.


DJ Magnus clearly communicates an infectious passion for House music through the decks. If you missed his debut gig at Cairns Tropical Pride in 2007, he may well have had you sweating it out at Big Gay Day (Brisbane), I Remember House (Sydney), the Midsumma T-Dance (Melbourne), CoastOut (Coffs Harbour), ChillOut (Daylesford), Christchurch Pride, the Broken Heel Festival or at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras AfterParty.

He’s held residencies in Sydney at Daywash, Hot Kandi, ARQ & The Colombian and more recently in Melbourne at Rock City, Sircuit, The GH & Sundaylicious! DJ Magnus has also supported many local & International acts including Heather Small (M People), Paul Mac, Kelly Rowland, Wynter Gordon & played alongside DJs Seamus Haji, eSQUIRE, Jolyon Petch, Dani Toro & Wayne G to name a few.

In 2017, he hosted his very first fundraising event for Black Dog Institute (raising $8K), launched a successful weekly “SHAG” Sunday Session with the well-known DJ Queen Martine, joined a brand new LGBT superclub called PLAY Fridays as Musical Director & resident DJ, and now has his first Trance event planned for NYD 2018.

Beats, love & mirrorballs!

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Sunday 11 February

10AM Geelong Pride March – Meet at Little Malop Street Mall. Walk to Johnstone Park along route TBC. Free event.
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Join us for Geelong’s inaugural Pride March and celebrate who we be and how we choose to show up in this world, with our wonderful rainbow community.

Meeting in the Little Malop Street Mall and marching to Johnstone Park to commence the BBQueer & Picnic.

Wear your LGBTIQA+ rainbow colours.  Bring your LGBTIQA+ rainbow flags and/or umbrellas.

11AM – 4PM BBQueer and Picnic in the Park with Free family entertainment and activities throughout the afternoon. Free event
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Join us for a BBQ in the Park with fabulous free entertainment.

Find a spot on the grass and be entertained by amazing local performers.

Comedy from the hilarious Kirsty Webeck, raw energy rocked out by the dynamic duo, HotBox and a pop-up Piano Bar with the incredible Andy Pobjoy smashing out the tunes for a awesome afternoon of music and love.

Family friendly activities, such as Face Painting, Juggling, Hoola Hooping and more.

Bring your friends and dance and/or chill the afternoon away, for the final event of the inaugural Geelong Rainbow Festival.

Sausage sizzle with vegetarian option, soft drinks and water will be available to purchase or BYO picnic.

BBQ fundraiser for Geelong Rainbow Inc. raising funds to make the next festival even more fabulous!

Event to take place at Johnstone Park

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