I’m so excited to welcome MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture back to the wonderful Brisbane City Council Powerhouse, our premier venue for arts and culture.


Now in its fifth year, this highly-anticipated event continues to grow, and in 2019 is bigger and better, welcoming local LGBTIQ+ artists as well as international and national stars to share their stories.  


With so much on offer it’s difficult to choose but my top picks would be:


  • Reuben Kaye – international superstar taking the world by storm with his rib-crackingly funny cabaret


  • MELT Comedy Gala – hosted by Rhys Nicholson this will become a stand-out annual event!


  • William Yang –  an intimate conversation with this acclaimed social commentator and photographer


  • MELT Beauty Pageant – the ultimate show-stopper event of MELT


  • Dolly Diamond’s Blankety Blanks – those who remember the Australian classic will enjoy this naughty re-make.


Plus with a variety of free events, there’s something for everyone!


Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and inclusive city and I am extremely proud of our commitment to universal inclusion and our open support of the LGBTIQ+ community, including MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture.


I encourage you to be part of this two week celebration of our wonderfully diverse queer communities!


Catch the entire program at https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/melt-festival-of-queer-arts-and-culture