Paul Mac, Oscar Key Sung, and more to play Australia’s first queer camping festival

“Join us for a frolic in the forest”, reads the tagline for Gaytimes, a brand new Australian camping festival designed for the gay community by the team at Closet Party. Gaytimes will be going down in March 2016 at Kinglake in Victoria, with an impressive curated line-up headlined by the great Paul Mac and beefed up by the likes of Oscar Key Sung, Kylie Auldist (of The Bamboos), Yo! Mafia, and CC:DISCO!.

Tickets to the event will be capped at just 500, keeping the focus on a small-scale, intimate boutique festival in a truly gorgeous part of the country. The line-up will be spread across several days, from Saturday 12th March to Monday 14th March, alongside the option to pitch a tent or stay in one of the on-site cabins for the duration of the festival.

Kinglake is about an hour and ten minutes drive from Melbourne CBD, offering up a convenient option for a weekend away with the awesome line-up listed below.

Tickets to Gaytimes will be available from the festival’s website from Monday 21st December. Tickets are $155 + bf.

Gaytimes First Line Up Announcement

Paul Mac
Oscar Key Sung (DJ set)
Kylie Auldist
Yo! Mafia
Salvador Darling
DJ Sveta
Jason Conti
Luke Agius
Brooke Powers
Ruby Slippers
Estée Louder
Catriona Constance v Mellydee

Watch our exclusive feature with Paul Mac earlier this year, where he takes us around his favourite spots in Newtown


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Chris Singh

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