Summer Camp Festival – More Talent Added To Line-Up Including Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Summer Camp Festival is bringing together a number of unique International headliners for a multi-city LGBTQIA+ party, and the event grows even bigger.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

UK pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor joins the proceedings, as does French DJ Kiddy Smile, party queen DJ Jodie Harsh, and French music producer and singer Coucou Chloe.

The vibes of freedom and diversity head to Sydney’s Centennial Park and Melbourne’s Velodrome.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor sold more than two million copies of her first album, and is no stranger to the stage. Following the iconic ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’, Sophie teamed up with Italian DJ Spiller, to add vocals to his track ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’, which entered the UK charts at #1. Sophie has become the club favourite for a generation, and during lockdown she created ‘Kitchen Disco’ which reached 40 million viewers. She’s itching to break out of her home and hit the Summer Camp stage.

Famous for her trademark blonde beehive and thumping club and festival sets is iconic London DJ Jodie Harsh. She’ll host a takeover of the dance tent at Summer Camp. Her beats can be heard in remixes with A-listers like Beyonce, Fergie, Cher and Justin Timberlake.

Extravagant French DJ and most recently ‘Drag Race France’ judge DJ Kiddy Smile will be an unmissable experience in his first performances in Australia. A face of the voguing and Ballroom scenes, Kiddy Smile’s performances are in a league of their own. He developed the sound identity for Balmain and has also collaborated with Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Versace and more.

London-based French music producer and singer Coucou Chloe is known for dark glamour, twisted romance, high fashion, and emotional voyeurism. She’ll bring her high energy to the Sydney and Melbourne stages.

These new names join previously announced acts like headliners Years & Years, who recently left Glastonbury in a daze after his mainstage performance last month. Plus, there’s New Orleans bounce music CEO Big Freedia (who was recently sampled on Beyonce’s newest single ‘Break My Soul’), global pop powerhouse Cub Sport, much-loved duo The Veronicas, ARIA Award-winning Ladyhawke, and up-and-coming NZ rapper JessB.

They’ll be joined by more than 150 DJs, drag queens, dancers and performance artists in each city.

To top off these massive LGBTQIA+ parties will be official after-parties at Liberty Hall in Sydney and The Industrique Warehouse in Melbourne. Plus, third release ticket buyers have the option to make a donation to pay the rent to the traditional land owners in each city.

Third release tickets are on sale 11am on 4 August.

Summer Camp Festival Tour Dates

5 November – Centennial Park (Sydney)
12 November – Velodrome (Melbourne)

Summer Camp Festival 2022 Line-Up

Years & Years
Big Freedia
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Coucou Chloe
Jodie Harsh
Kiddy Smile
Cub Sport
The Veronicas
Triple J Unearthed


Half Queen
Butch le Butch^
Carolina Gasolina^
Charlie Villas*
Dan Azzo*
Dirty Versachi^
DJ Naian*
Hip Hop Hoe^
Latifa Tee*
Mowgli May
Nick Spurway^
Red Rey*
Soju Gang^
Stereogamous & Family*
Sophie Forrest^
Stev Zar^


Carla from Bankstown*
Bede Nash^
Bettie Rosé^
Burlee Chassis*
Cassandra the Queen*
D Flowers^
Demon Derriere*
Fetu Taku & Dancers*
Fox Pfluger*
Glitter and Snatch^
House of Divine^
House of Silky^
I Miss You Productions*
Kade Power*
Karna Ford*
King Cxntessa*
Lady Fur*
Lorcan Power*
Marlena Dali*
Max Drag Queen^
Millie Sykes*
Minnie Taur^
Real Hot Bitches^
Real Sick Bitch of Melbourne^
Stelly G*
The General Public*
Twiggy Styx*
Tyra From Bankstown*

^ Melbourne
* Sydney


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