Melbourne’s Midsumma Carnival Moving to New Location, Opens Tomorrow

Author: , January 15th, 2011

Midsumma Carnival, MelbourneThe equivalent of Adelaide’s Picnic in the Park has moved from its old location of Alexandra Gardens to the larger Birrarung Marr precinct. The move will allow Carnival to expand, but according to Midsumma general manager Adam Lowe the key for 2011 is to preserve the same Carnival feel, while keeping the event “financially secure”.

“We’re going to make the move in a financially responsible manner and not bite off more than we can chew,” Lowe told blaze’s sister publication MCV.

In 2011, Carnival will spread out over three levels at Birrarung Marr, which has an upper level consisting of expansive lawn, a middle area linked by a foot bridge and a lower strip running beside the Yarra River. Midsumma begins with Carnival on Sunday January 16 and runs until Sunday February 6.

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