Victoria’s biggest queer event, Midsumma, wrapped up on February 8 with organisers holding out about the event’s final success.
Midsumma’s general manager Adam Lowe said he felt the festival was -œan all-round huge success.

He said he was pleased with this year’s crowds but refused to comment on ticket sales.
-œWe’re not going to make a rush announcement, he said.
-œThere’s been so much wonderful creative material this year -” it’s been one of the best for two or three years.
Lowe said he was under no obligation to release ticket sales figures until the AGM, which last year was held in June.
Stallholder numbers were slightly up, according to Lowe, and he said he felt the festival was -œon target financially.
Lowe said he was pleased with crowd numbers at T Dance and Carnival Day, estimating between -œ12,000 to 20,000 attended carnival and around 2500 were at T Dance.
The festival has been working on reduced budgets this year in a bid to stave off any financial losses.
Plans for expansion of the festival next year have also been dropped at this stage. Lowe said he would recommend the Midsumma board now -œconsolidate the festival at its present size in light of the current economic climate.

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