Don your best set of fairy wings and fly to the wondrous winter ball in Melbourne.

Tickets for Midsumma’s annual fundraiser for Australia’s leading LGBTQI+ Arts and Culture festival are now available.

Tickets to the Midwinta Ball are selling fast, with over 1,200 pre-sale registrations.

This year’s theme is ‘Fairy Tale,’ representing a creative vision for the 2016 ball.

“At a time when our community globally is facing constant discrimination and hatred, we thought what a wonderful idea to go back to a time when we all felt equal and where the world seemed so innocent. The fairy tale theme is the perfect way to capture such a special time in all our lives,” said Midsumma Chair John Caldwell.

He added that the number of VIPs and celebrities supporting the ball this year is overwhelming. “It’s heart-warming to see celebrities wanting to help support the LGBTQI+ community, and in particular our emerging artists. They are all such welcomed guests to help us raise much-needed funds and celebrate diversity.”

Two of Melbourne’s emerging artists will help design and create items for the ball. Deiter Barry, who has worked on films, commercials, theatre, galleries, and Melbourne’s Jurassic Park exhibition, will design and build all the major props. Ara Dolatian will produce the centrepieces for all the tables, representing the relationship between cultural landscapes and the natural ecosystem. This is an event not to be missed.