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Midsumma Pride March 2019 – The Order in which Groups Will March

Pre-March Procession
Wave AA: Rainbow Aboriginal Pride & VIPs
Wave B: Youth Groups
Wave C: Youth Groups
Wave D: Youth Groups
Wave E: Youth Groups
Wave F: Groups representing Diverse Genders & Sexualities; Marchers with access needs; Queer organisations
Wave G: HIV + AIDS Organisations; Queer Organisations; LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Groups; LGBTQIA+ representatives of Political Parties
Wave H: Queer Organisations; LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Groups; LGBTQIA+ representatives of Political Parties
Wave I: Queer Events,Venues & Social Groups; Individuals; LGBTQIA+ representatives of Political Parties; Religious Organisations; Queer led Groups
Wave J: Team Melbourne
Wave K: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
Wave L: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
Wave M: Emergency Services
Wave N: Government Affiliated Organisations
Wave O: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
Wave P: Local Councils & Local Council Affiliated Groups
Wave Q: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
Wave R: Health & Wellbeing
Wave S: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
Wave T: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
Wave U: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
Wave V: Organisations & Groups Showing Pride
  • 1: Midsumma Festival

How is the marching order decided?

  1. Groups are assembled together into sections called "waves" according to similar areas of interest or themes.
  2. Marchers with special needs or living with disability are placed early in the march, since a long wait or lengthy exposure to the elements would adversely affect their health.
  3. Non-queer identifying businesses and organisations showing pride are very welcome, but they do not march ahead of queer advocacy and diverse gender and sexuality (DGS) representative groups. No non-queer identifying corporate businesses (even if they are Midsumma Festival partners) pay to be a part of the march nor do they get to march ahead of queer not-for profit groups.
  4. Some placement is determined by Main Stage call times, to get artists and crew to Catani Gardens in time to perform at the post-Pride Celebrations.
  5. Some contingents request a late start time and don't mind being towards the end.
  6. Over 40,000 people line the streets to support the march each year and the march needs to be as exciting as possible in every wave, not just at the start. The final marching contingents are just as important as the first.
  7. The balance of the remaining contingents are organised based on volume of sound clashing, vehicle/pedestrian safety or significant placement history.
  8. The Midsumma team always marches last.
  9. Midsumma Festival spends considerable time curating the march to be as fair as possible and can only enter into conversation about line-up requests with non-profit queer organisations that may from time to time express interest in marching with particular other non-profit queer organisations.

 

2019 Events

19 Jan — 10 Feb 2019
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  • Jetstar
  • City of Melbourne
  • NAB
  • AGL
  • Corrs
  • Dan Murphy's
  • PwC