MELT Festival 2023
MELT Festival, Brisbane’s forward and fearless annual celebration of queer art, artists, allies and ideas is back for an eighth edition with a vibrant and eclectic 2023 program.
Featuring ground-breaking home-grown music artists alongside international sensations, provocative and hilarious theatre, exhibitions showcasing exquisite photography, textile art and installations as well as a book launch and talk, MELT will take over Brisbane Powerhouse from November 11 – 26.
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SPENCER TUNICK – TIDE
18 NOV 2023
New York-based contemporary Artist, Spencer Tunick is seeking volunteers for a unique opportunity to participate in a series of photographic installations on Saturday 18 November as part of Brisbane’s leading queer arts and culture festival, Melt.
Titled TIDE, the works will be created in various locations along the Brisbane River in a celebration of diversity.
15 NOV 2023 (OPENING NIGHT PARTY)
Kicking off the festival party in unmissable style, Kah-Lo opens Melt with her house-laced hits and dance beats. Supported by emerging First Nations artist, Djanaba.
Following this epic show will be a Melt opening party to remember, as Brisbane Powerhouse comes alive with DJs, lights and dancing!
16 NOV 2023
16 NOV 2023
ALUNA + KUČKA (UK + AUS)
17 NOV 2023
CHAPPELL ROAN (US)
25 NOV 2023 (CLOSING NIGHT)
Chappell Roan brings her world of bold pop hooks, sex positivity, honest songwriting and a heavy dose of glitter make-up to MELT Festival 2023.
THEATRE & IDEAS
23 – 26 NOV 2023
A hilarious and devastating tour of women’s bathrooms – who is allowed in and who is kept out.
03 – 26 NOV 2023
The Huxleys’ Places of Worship series explores the fading magic of supernatural worlds in which Melbourne-based performance and visual artists Will and Garrett Huxley cast themselves as exquisite outsiders, isolated and ornate, and existing on the fringes of places – and the margins of society.
11 NOV – 10 DEC 2023
TIN & ED – ‘MULTITUDES’