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Summer Camp Just Dropped Its Full 2023 Lineup with Rebecca Black and Brooke Candy Joining Jessie Ware

Belinda Carlisle will also be joining the Sydney edition — while the Victorian iteration will be moving to St Kilda for Summer Camp by the sea.
By Ben Hansen and Sarah Ward
September 26, 2023
By Ben Hansen and Sarah Ward
September 26, 2023

Australia's touring all-inclusive music and arts festival Summer Camp is returning in December — and it's just dropped the full lineup of over 100 artists, as well as info on its new venues.

Following Summer Camp's inaugural run in 2022 which combined great tunes and LGBTQIA+ pride, the blockbuster event will be hitting St Kilda Marina on Saturday, December 2 and the Wentworth Park Sports Centre in Sydney on Sunday, December 3.

Leading the latest lineup announcement is viral sensation Rebecca Black who has had a major career revival since 2021, releasing a slate of acclaimed pop projects ten years after achieving global infamy for her so-bad-it's-good track 'Friday'.

Heaven will be a place on earth at the Sydney edition of Summer Camp with Belinda Carlisle joining the lineup, while Ultra Naté will be exclusively hitting St Kilda with her catalogue of hits including the iconic dance cut 'Free'.

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Also gracing both Summer Camp lineups: Brooke Candy, Kito, Meg10, The Illustrious Blacks and Tom Aspaul alongside a stacked program of local musicians, DJs, dancers and performance artists comprising more than 100 acts.

The BEAT stage will be dedicated to thumping house, disco and techno tunes. Sydney will also be treated to Club Love — a haven for cheesy singalongs and big emotions, while Melbourne's Summer Camp will host a cutting-edge Rave Cave.

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The huge program will be headlined by previously announced headliners Jessie Ware and Trixie Mattel. Ware teased that she was playing the festival back in May, advising that she'd be appearing on an episode of her podcast Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware before confirming her place on the lineup in July.

It's been a long time between Australian visits for the UK disco-pop queen. The last time she graced our shores was for Laneway Festival all the way back in 2013. In the period since, she's released four albums, including the immensely critically acclaimed What's You Pleasure in 2020 and its equally vibrant recent follow-up That! Feels Good!. But now Ware's drought of Aussie appearances is officially coming to an end.

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The St Kilda edition will be taking place as part of the huge 17-day ALWAYS LIVE program that's hitting the state throughout November and December. The massive program also includes performances from Christina Aguilera, Jai Paul and Eric Prydz.

As for the new location in Sydney, the festival has decided to head to an indoor-outdoor facility after facing issues with flooding at Centennial Park last year.


Jessie Ware
Trixie Mattel
Brooke Candy
Rebecca Black
The Illustrious Blacks
Tom Aspaul

Sydney Only:
Belinda Carlisle
Abby & Tyrone
Akala Newman
Atomic Blond & Dutch Kiss
Ballroom Australia
Charlie Villas
Chic Coach
Cleo Rapture
Club Chrome
Dads Mayo
Dan Azzo
Diva Cups
Dyan Tai
Feta James
Fried Pork Chop
Half Queen
Jackie Daniels
Jason De Cox
Jimi the Kween
Karlee Misi
King C*ntessa
Lady Fur
Matt Vaughan
Never Enough DJs (Dunny Minogue x Estèe Louder)
Rosie Rivette

Melbourne Only:
Ultra Naté
Alex Morris
Ballroom Australia
Disco Daddies
DJ Gay Dad
Ecterera Ecterrea x Art Simone
Fragile Future
House of Buffet
Jesse Boyd
Kat Zowthabag
Kween Kong
Mz Risk
Nick Spurway
Saint Eve
Stone Motherless Cold
The Huxleys
Tilly Capulet
Yo Mafia

Summer Camp will be hitting Sydney and Melbourne in December 2023. For further details or to nab tickets, head to the festival's website.

Top image: Matto Lucas

Published on September 26, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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