The inargural Folsom Down Under festival takes place over the weekend 3 – 6 March, 2023, with participating events through to 12 March, 2023.
Come on back to this site as we add participating events over the coming days.
Folsom Down Under is a community-driven not for profit that aims to nurture, protect, normalise, and celebrate sexually adventurous queer subculture.
For the benefit of the diverse range of individuals and groups who make-up our community, we will champion these objectives through activities including:
- The development and delivery of mentorship, health, education and inclusivity programmes;
- Advocacy, resistance and protest in policy, legislative and regulatory areas;
- Festival and event production.
Upcoming events in our March 2023 season
Note: events will continue to be added to the schedule up to 3 March 2023
Folsom UBQ Takeover
With DEVIANTS postponed, Folsom Down Under is instead mounting a free-entry takeover of UBQ Collingwood on Saturday 4 March, 2023
UBQ, 108 Smith Street Collingwood
Gear-up and come join us from 7pm* for a Saturday social, and help us usher in the beginning of the autumnal equinox in Melbourne, and Folsom in Australia
This is a completely gender inclusive event however you need to be aged 18+ 🖤
*UBQ kitchen open 5pm to 9pm + Happy Hour 5pm to 7pm – feel free to come earlier and settle in if you’d like!
This is not a ticketed event
What: Folsom UBQ Takeover
When: Saturday 4 March, 7pm to 1am
Where: UBQ, 108 Smith Street Collingwood VIC 3066
How much: free!
DEVIANTS will return in March 2024
Dirty Talk with Jack Cannon
Better sex through dirty talk and sub/dom play, and other ways to get under someone’s skin and amply pleasure
Wednesday 8 March, 2023, 7pm
Presented by Folsom Down Under
Ever find yourself wanting to say something sexy while being naughty but feel tongue tied, nervous of sounding stupid, or it just comes out wrong? Learn lots of ways to think about dirty talk and spend some time practising in a safe space with other kinksters. So when you find yourself in those hot heavy moments, dirty talk comes to you easily and with confidence.
Escort and creature of pleasure Jack Cannon will also share his tricks and tips to help communicate with a new lover or sexual partner so you can really understand what gets them off and why. You might learn things about your own preferences as well…
Jack will also talk about how he sets-up the boundaries of play when running a sub/dom play session and how to get the most out of your time and sex.
You’re invited to bring a partner or a friend(s) who you enjoy being sexual with or want to learn more about. We will be talking and practicing with others in the class 1 on 1 or in small groups so be prepared to share and be open.
Visit our ticketing site for more details
Ft. Berlin legend Roi Perez
Friday 10 March, 2023, 9.30pm
Presented by BUFF Events especially for the Folsom Down Under March 2023 season
Also ft. Pseudo-ku | Brixx | Jack Hardmën | Connor Wall
In an offshoot of local favourite HOMO EROTICA, delinquent presents an evening of dance music euphoria with a Folsom look and feel. Think dark spaces, uniform worship, exhibitionism, and dirty, filthy techno music.
Roi Perez is a DJ and music enthusiast. Hailing from Tel Aviv he started playing records in the city’s queer club scene in 2011. Upon his move to Berlin two years on he continued his personal journey of establishing a coherent, creative and cheerful musical language, constantly refining his skills, style and knowledge until present day. Roi soon started playing Berlin’s busiest dancefloors, including Berghain’s Panorama Bar, where he holds a residency. Since then he’s gone to playing worldwide – in sweaty club booths, open air and festival stages.
queer / sex-positive / clothing optional / techno heavy / gender inclusive
Visit the ticketing site for more details
Picnic in the Park
Anyone for a finger sandwich?
Sunday 12 March, 2023, 12pm
Fitzroy Gardens East Melbourne
Pack a basket and a blanket, gear up or just throw on a pair of shorts and come chill a with your friends and community over a picnic lunch!
This boutique autumnal gathering is an opportunity to flag your kink in a public space, but in a very relaxed and informal way.
Average temperatures in mid March are in the low to mid 20ºC, often with loads of sun. Melbourne’s well known for its capricious weather though so be prepared!
Do be SunSmart by following this advice from the Cancer Council.
You’re invited to BYO food and beverages. This is not a managed event, so similar to most picnics with family and friends, you’ll be responsible for your own needs. There’ll be no additional facilities available to those already in and around the Gardens.
Note that responsible consumption of BYO alcohol is permitted in the City of Melbourne’s public parks and gardens by individuals or groups of 50 people or less.
Please avoid bringing glass and please take your litter away with you 🖤
You’ll find us at map references:
This is not a ticketed event
Friday 23 April, 2021 @ Chasers Night Club
Photos by the immeassurably talented Dean Arcuri
WHO WE ARE
Folsom Down Under aims to nurture, protect, normalise and celebrate sexually adventurous queer subculture.
We’re looking for a diverse group of kinksters, nudists, and fetish artists to join our team. Email us
Sexual health advocate. Leather and rubber afficianado. Raconteur.