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Southern Cross Outdoors Group Mardi Gras Bushdance

Southern Cross Outdoors Group Mardi Gras Bushdance

SCOG’s SUMMER BUSHDANCE IS BACK FOR MARDI GRAS 2019 Get out your Akubra, dust off your chaps and bale that hay. Our most popular event is on again.

Get set to meet old friends and new, cowboys and cowgirls all enjoying our live bush band “Sydney Coves” . Soft drinks bar. Nibbles provided. BYOG See you al there!!

 

Bar Kylie

Bar Kylie

In 2019 Bar Kylie celebrates its fourth year in association with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. Since its inception in 2014, Bar Kylie has become a national icon of the Australian Gay scene, touring nationally and spreading its own special brand of glitter and camp to the nation.

Featuring the most Kylie-krazed of all DJ's, Argonaut and specially produced Mardi Gras exclusive performances by Melbourne icon Millie Minogue, 'Bar Kylie' is not to be missed! Get your gold hot pants ready, this will be one dance party you can't get out of your head.

 

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BIRDCAGE Masqueerade 2019

BIRDCAGE Masqueerade 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us on February 27th as we celezbrate Mardi Gras week in true rainbow fashion, at the iconic SLYFOX in Enmore. 9PM DOORS • PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED • FREE ENTRY

 

Control presents Lady Blacktronika and Anastasia Kristensen

Control presents Lady Blacktronika and Anastasia Kristensen

Control presents 'The First Lady of Beatdown' Lady Blacktronika for her very first Australian tour alongside Denmark's uncompromising force of nature, Anastasia Kristensen.

Join us for an evening of underground music splendour.

 

Boys of Sondheim

Boys of Sondheim

Undeniably one of the most significant gay artists of the 20th century, Stephen Sondheim defined an urbane, literate and uniquely New York voice that many would call the most important in musical theatre history. Sondheim’s sweeping repertoire expresses the ache of the metropolitan man; his disappointments, his loves and his secrets.

 

Casino Royale in Concert

Casino Royale in Concert

For the first time in Australia, audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync to the picture! 

 

Mega Malebox

Mega Malebox

Mega Malebox at Stonewall Hotel is Sydney's hottest pick-up night and is heating up this Mardi Gras. Held over three floors and four bars, it is a night not to be missed with DJs Shanie D Sydney, DJ Dom De Sousa, DJ Mickey, DJ Ryan John and DJ Tom Pritchard and shows featuring Sydney's hottest male dancers from Boys Bar Up.

Join your hostess Marilyn Mootrub and Sexy Maleman Jeanluca. Malebox started 20 years ago at Stonewall Hotel and continues to be the busiest Wednesday night on the strip.

Sydney Drag Stars

Sydney Drag Stars

Sydney has the finest Drag in the world and we want you to join us at an intimate cabaret. Hosted by Candy Box and introducing some of Sydney’s premier drag queens to the stage in the upstairs Stonewall Cabaret bar. This is a seated event filled with glitz, glamour and a lot of talent. Drag Queens are the voices, celebrities and the activists of our wonderful gay scene. Let them entertain you.

 

Apollo The Party

Apollo The Party

A Mardi Gras celebration isn’t complete until you’ve tripped the light fantastic and rocketed through the fabulous, fantastical and fanciful world of Apollo.

Get ready for a day like no other as we twist, bend, warp and re-awaken your sense of wonder. It’s a day of delight, surprises, rainbows and magic set inside an extraordinary playground of other-worldly Apollo touches: maximum fun, all-out mischief, hands-in-the-air, anthems and ridiculousness. Get your jetpacks ready… and brace yourself!

 

Candyland

Candyland

Its going to be another E P I C Candyland circuit, starring international DJs Dani Toro (Spain), Guy Schieman (Israel), GRIND (USA), Toy Armada (Philippines)

Rounding all the delicious men and women in town, from near and far, lick lick candy stick! 

Candyland will be the sweetest closing party of the Mardi Gras weekend finale and will be another sell out again.

It’s the biggest, baddest and boldest Daywash ever and it’s the only way to sign off an absolutely epic weekend.

The last Candyland Mardi Gras was the most talked about event, so be part of the experience and secure your place now. 

By now you know Daywash never fails to deliver the finest beats, flyest tunes, heart-pounding DJs and electric performances.

More info to follow in the coming months, but we promise you another E P I C experience like no other. 

Tickets are limited, so get your tickets pronto or you’ll be all cried out.

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KiKi Pool Party

KiKi Pool Party

We love a good long edging session, so we’re gonna keep you begging for it right through to the day with Kiki - GAY DAY POOL PLAY at the glamorous ivy Pool.

Your dancefloor mojo will be on overdrive. This fabulous flesh fest of fly guys spans across one of the most incredible rooftop venues in the country.

Grab a cabana and chillax with a cock (tail) in your hand while the Ibiza inspired tunes, smooth sunset and pumpin’ pool eases the crowd into automatic flirt mode.

 

Lady & Her Tramp

Lady & Her Tramp

En Vogue superstar Maxine Jones & her musical partner-in- crime Greg Gould are about to send hearts pulsing with the biggest hits of the ‘90s! 

You’re invited to an unforgettable evening of songs, stories and magical moments, from the sassy silvery sounds of Jones, to the vulnerable powerhouse Gould, the pair glide effortlessly through a repertoire jam packed with some of the greatest songs of all time.

 

Sandy Bottoms Disco On The Green

Sandy Bottoms Disco On The Green

Sandy Bottom returns with her 7th Instalment with Disco on The Green, presenting a new and old range of local and interstate drag and transgender illusionist entertainers, International and local Glbti Dj’s and a fun social Mardi Gras in a Wrap Up Party for all the family.

This year finish your post camp Mardi Gras by joining us with our Drag Meat and Greet Raffles, Sandys Poof Bowling Competition, Celestes Gayest Lawn Bowls and Predictable Camp Tunes and Fab Foods, there is something for every age, and every gay in our annual disco heaven.

 

I Feel Love - The Donna Summer Story

I Feel Love - The Donna Summer Story

Internationally known singer/songwriter Mary Kiani performs the music of the amazing Donna Summer while taking you on a journey of her life. Known as the "Queen of Disco," Summer will be remembered as perhaps the greatest singer in disco history. ... Mary delivers an amazing live set filled with the classic hits of Donna Summer complete with synths & sequencers, lights and glitterball. 

An amazing live band of Sydney's finest musicians will produce a sound that will make you want to dance and reminisce. From seductive disco track "Love to Love You Baby, to the classic 'I Feel Love' and who can forget MacArthur park? The hits are classics and the journey is Donna's x We have DJ Dan Dan on the decks.

Thursday 28 February at the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville - doors 7pm

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garden pARTy

garden pARTy

This special Friday evening event is a dynamic combination of live beats, social artmaking and entertainment in the beautiful Australian Botanic Garden.

Join the fabulous Motel Sisters and learn how to best capture the human form in Australia’s beautiful flora.

Grab your sketch pad and be guided by those two amazing artists and entertainers. They will help you find your inner artist.

Or join us for a glass of wine, listen to DJ Shorty’s vibes and watch the creative process of the life-drawing class unfold

Participants will expand their drawing skills and enjoy using a variety of materials to capture the human figure amongst the blooming flowers and a truly ‘au naturel’ setting.

Please note: We will be working with nude models from 7pm.

 

Pop-Up Bear Bar

Pop-Up Bear Bar

Celebrate Bear Culture this Mardi Gras at the pop-up Bear Bar, taking over the ground floor of the Burdekin Hotel at the start of Oxford Street.

Running for 9 days from February 22nd, Bear Bar showcases the cream of the local and international Bear scene including DJ Corey Craig from NYC, Berlin based performer Rica Shay, popular Sydney DJ Hamo and outrageous Comedian Dean Arcuri from Melbourne. As well as the pub style nights and parties there'll be special events geared to visitors to Sydney, including an Australian wine tasting and a walking tour exploring Sydney’s secret gay history.

Bear Bar will once again be the friendly focal point of the Australian Bear Community during the Mardi Gras celebrations. Festivities wrap up with a massive Mardi Gras Parade Party on March 2nd, overlooking Oxford Street with amazing views of the parade.

 

Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras Party

After the spectacular Parade, come and enjoy the night with us... and over 12,000 of our newest and closest friends! The Mardi Gras Party is Australia’s biggest LGBTQI event of the year. It’s our tribe, our people... our time to let loose and dance all night.

Last year’s Mardi Gras Party sold out as the new year dawned, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. We’ve got plenty of surprises up our sleeves for 2019, with specially themed fantasy worlds for you to experience including The Neon Playground, Black Palace and The Powder Puff.

The Mardi Gras Party is Sydney’s party of the year, renowned for its incredible DJ line-up, spectacular live performances and hedonistic happenings.

 

Laneway

Laneway

The ultimate recovery event to close the Mardi Gras festival’s final weekend, Laneway features the hottest DJs, surprise live performances, an eclectic mix of indoor and outdoor party spaces to dance, strut or take the edge off the night before.

VIP tickets are available for access to the Mardi Gras VIP Bar at Upstairs Beresford, featuring an exclusive dance floor, bar and amenities. All good things must come to an end – and there’s no ending quite like Laneway.

 

Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite

Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and City Recity Hall present Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite. An evening length original choral work by American singer and composer Holcombe Waller, that invokes remembrance and peace for the dead who suffered persecution for their sexual orientation or gender expression.

The piece is an emotional and personal work informed by research into the pivotal gay history from the 1980s through present day. Driven by community engagement and local community input, Waller’s Requiem explores the theatricality of ceremony as a means for collective catharsis and cultural introspection around the intersection of religion and LGBTQI identity.

Working with local singers, musicians, artists and faith leaders, the performance invites collaborative participation to make it most relevant to its particular time, venue, and cultural context, reflecting on the shifting and complex local narrative of the evolution of social justice for LGBTQI people. The work will be performed by Sam Allchurch and the Sydney Chamber Choir, inviting participation from singers of all abilities who feel called to the project’s mission, supported by professional singers and instrumentalists. Building off of millennia of queer leadership in religious ceremony, Requiem Mass audaciously plays with the intersection of music, theatre and ceremony to propose a claim for Queer power within our most sacred cultural spaces.

The Australian premiere of Requiem Mass was originally produced by Performance Space for Day for Night: 24 HRS, 2016.

 

Pool Party

Pool Party

Cocktails, tan lines and good times... Every year we fill Sydney’s most decadent poolside venue with local friends and beautiful strangers who’ve just arrived from around the globe for an unforgettable Mardi Gras holiday.

Our Pool Party is the epitome of Sydney’s sexy summertime madness. Frolic with style and lap up the atmosphere, perhaps take a dip, get wet and wild, or just check out the talent. We’re serving up delicious cocktails, cabana lounges, and cool local DJs. The Mardi Gras Pool Party is the perfect way to make a splash. For ages 18+

 

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Fair Day Official After Party

Fair Day Official After Party

Join us at Mardi Gras Central’s Festival Club for the official Fair Day after-party, where very special guests will delight partygoers with pop-up performances while our esteemed DJs will fill the floor with the ultimate dance and party tunes until the early hours. $5 or entry with a Mardi Gras Central show ticket for 17 February.

 

The Courtyard

The Courtyard

With its outdoor bar, food trucks, big trees and fairy lights, the Seymour Courtyard is the perfect summer spot to meet friends for a drink and a bite to eat before seeing a show.

The Courtyard will also feature the Courtyard Sessions – a series of free outdoor concerts bby emerging local LGBTQI musicians. Full lineup to be announced.

 

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party

It's back! Sydney’s BIGGEST Underwear party is back at ARQ Sydney for Mardi Gras 2019.

Come and join some of the hottest men from around the world. Headlining DJs: DJ Dan De Leon (USA), DJ Jesus Montanez, DJ Bret Law, DJ Sacha Belle and more to be announced. Tickets also available at Daily Jocks, Teamm8, SAX Fetish, Bodyline Spa and Sauna, Oxford performance centre and ASN.

The Rise and Fall of Saint George

The Rise and Fall of Saint George

By Paul Mac and Lachlan Philpott

George was a pioneer. A trailblazer. An icon. He was our saint. To celebrate the life of our much-loved star, a beautiful mural appeared across a wall in the Inner West. It became a local shrine, bringing a smile to the faces of thousands of commuters who passed every day on the train. It stood for eleven months with no hint of complaint or controversy. The dark forces unleashed and forced upon our community by the Marriage Equality campaign changed that. One day after we heard YES, a day to celebrate and heal after the divisive campaign, the mural was destroyed in a series of attacks.

Two of Australia’s leading queer artists, pop icon Paul Mac and playwright Lachlan Philpott, have teamed up to tell the story of St George through the eyes of our community. This is a special opportunity to see this work as it is being made. Join Paul Mac and a choice selection of collaborators from across his career and a community choir for a sneak peek of this big new work. The Rise and Fall of St George is a celebration of our achievements, a thank you to the allies who supported us, and an urgent call to arms to never let these hard-won freedoms go in these dark times. After the show, a Q&A will involve the audience in a discussion about creating work inspired by real events, and how Paul’s music will continue to be informed by the experience.

 

Mardi Gras Ultimate Sydney Day

Mardi Gras Ultimate Sydney Day

Any trip to Australia wouldn’t be complete without seeing Sydney Harbour, and this tour covers every possible vantage point, in one day!

This ultimate day tour will take you up, over, across and around the harbour, in a variety of ways. The day starts with an escorted journey with the highly sought after Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb. After you have soared your way to the summit and been thrilled by the heights of one of the most spectacular climbs in the world, we head back down to earth for your harbourside lunch! A walking tour around the central harbour districts, followed by an unforgettable escorted tour inside the Sydney Opera House! Finally, our afternoon gently sails into evening with the exclusive VIP boarding on to the Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise! An evening of fantastic vibes, entertainment and sunset behind the bridge, from the best stage in Sydney, the Harbour! As the cruise comes to an end, this extraordinary day will become one of the stories you tell forever!

Green Park Hotel Celebrates Mardi Gras

Green Park Hotel Celebrates Mardi Gras

The Green Park is set to celebrates its BIGGEST Mardi Gras yet, with an epic line up of events over 7 colourful days.

FREE ENTRY all week.

Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise

Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise

Celebrate Mardi Gras in true Sydney style and sail the Harbour Pink. Enjoy four full hours of mouth-watering canapes, drinks and our awesome party tunes and chilled beats spun live by Sydney's DJ Dom de Sousa.

View the breathtaking sights you've always wanted to see, mingle with our hosts, get your party selfies posted and don't forget the obligatory kiss as we cruise under the Harbour Bridge.

KING

KING

SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY and Seymour Centre present:

KING is a new music-dance collaboration between award-winning director/choreographer Shaun Parker and internationally renowned Bulgarian-born songwriter/vocalist Ivo Dimchev.

Set in a theatrical world that is part cocktail lounge, part jungle, KING interrogates the notion of male power, control and group dynamics amongst men. Teasing out patterns of behaviour of the cis-hetero-alpha-male against homosexual, bisexual and pansexual perspectives, Parker’s highly physical and articulate choreographic world in KING will be intertwined with the scorching live sung narration of Dimchev’s deconstructed cabaret-esque vocals. The key protagonist and archetype in KING will be observed as a naked man, which will be created by, and instructed by Dimchev as the work progresses, and we shall witness the male body as a commodity for observation. Dimchev, as the gender-neutral narrator, creates a kingdom of men commenting on toxic masculinity.

The juxtaposition of Dimchev’s androgynous counter tenor vocal narration against the male dominated world created in KING, will provide a compelling counterpoint to the notion of power and brutality found within the context of historic masculinity and socio-sexual-political structures. KING shall deliver a biting, yet humorous theatrical expose, giving a well-deserved ‘nod’ to a society in revolt against an exhausted patriarchy. Full frontal nudity, violence, adult themes and sexual references.

Recommended ages 16+

 

Rebel Bar - The Ultimate Madonna Party

Rebel Bar - The Ultimate Madonna Party

In 2019 Rebel Bar - The Ultimate Madonna Party celebrates its second year in association with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. From the producers of Bar Kylie, Rebel Bar is a non-stop Madonna-thon with Melbourne’s DJ Argonaut and DJ Magnus getting you into the groove, whilst Sasha Starr and her dancers will be performing in very special tribute performances throughout the event.

Strap on your cone bras and ready your kimonos, this will be one dance party you’ll vogue the house down!

 

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Fair Day

Fair Day

Proudly presented in partnership with ANZ.

Come one, come all. Fair Day’s an out-and-out, full-on fabulous day of fun and adventure where you can chill with a picnic spread, browse the community stalls or kick up your heels and have a dance. Fair Day 2019 will shine a light on rising LGBTQI music talent who are reshaping the arts and culture landscape and breaking new ground. Join us at the ANZ Main Stage to discover a mix of queer trailblazers including Mojo Juju and Electric Fields. Meanwhile, enjoy games in the Sports Village, the deliciousness on offer from the many food trucks, or watch precious pups from across Sydney lapping up the attention at Doggywood. All that and so much more.

Our communities shine bright at Fair Day. Whether you’re young or old, tame or bold, whoever you are, whoever you love, Fair Day is the must-do event which brings us all together.

Keen to register a stall at Fair Day? Apply here.

WET SPOT Boat Party

WET SPOT Boat Party

It’s high tide this Pride with Rule 34 Club’s WET SPOT.

Heeyyy sailors! Calling all nauti buoys and gay gulls, kinky crabs, mer-creatures, sea-men, harbour homos, sexy starfishes and all other queer seafarers who like to get wet.

Join 300 queers for an evening of dirty dancing, perverted performances and more sea-prises aboard the WET SPOT – a spacious 84 ft catamaran – as we mince our way across the Sydney Harbour to the beats of DJ Maxxxy T and DJ Betts.

All aboard! Camp costumes serving maritime realness highly encouraged! Seas the gay at WET SPOT this Sydney Mardi Gras!

All genders and sexualities welcome!

Sponsored by Here's Looking at you, Kid!

Strictly limited tickets available here

Queertopia - Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

Queertopia - Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

QUEERTOPIA,- It started with Noah’s arc and ends with Queertopia – a futuristic world where the queers are the Qweens!
Mesmerising, dazzling, larger than life. A journey into a new world of he/she, them/they & everything in between. 

3 rooms of a magical land + 2 outdoor garden stages where you can dance under the stars till 3am!

Dress code -Future Queer World! (whatever the hell you want) 

LINE UP! 

LIVE: 
AH MER AH SU (USA)
SOPHIEGROPHY (MELB)
HTML FLOWERS (MELB) 

PERFORMANCES: 
CURATED BY The Oyster Club: Glamdrogynous Freakshow Ft:

THE BIRD GIRL ALIVE
MANNEQUIN WOMAN
PASTEL PRINCE
PORCELAIN JELLY
DIVA OF INDIA
RUBBER BOY (IN HEELS)
SYNCHRONISED SINNING

MAIN ROOM QUEERTOPIA – (LIVE, SHOWS, DANCIN): 
DUNNY MINOQUE 
AYEBATONYE 
SIMO SOO + YES RAVE 

POP PARTY GARDEN – (POP, 90’S & PARTY): 
POPCHOPS PARTY (MELB)
PLEASURE OF GWEN (No Lights No Lycra) 

BALCONY – (HIP HOP RAP AND THROW BACKS): 
MZRIZK (MELB) 
MOWGLI MAY 
MATKA 

HOT BOX POP UP – (TECHNO, HOUSE & EXPERIMENTAL): 
ANDY GARVEY 
ALEX PYE 
BRAD KEANE 
SIDEBOOB 
+
DANCE BY WUNDERSAFT 
STUFF BY GINA COLADA
VISUALS BY FRESH JAMS TV
THE AGWA SHAGWA LOUNGE + BOYS

Mardi Gras Central

Mardi Gras Central

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Seymour Centre present:

Get ready to be entertained and inspired at Mardi Gras Central. Our 2019 Festival hub is a wild mix of queer performance, theatre, music, dance, circus, cabaret and burlesque. Over 12 nights leading up to the Mardi Gras Parade, the Seymour Centre’s theatres, foyers and courtyard will be transformed, providing a welcoming space to share, celebrate and explore diverse queer identities through performance.

Featuring:

CLUB BRIEFS
THE RISE AND FALL OF SAINT GEORGE
KING
THE BUTCH MONOLOGUES
BENT BURLESQUE
THE MOORS
PLAYLIST
CAKE DADDY

Experience unmissable performances from world-class local and international LGBTQI artists, grab a bite, enjoy a drink, then head upstairs to the late night Festival Club. Mardi Gras Central is the place to be seen, don’t be the one who misses out.

#MardiGrasCentral

 

GRATEFUL: the Songs of Bolcom, Brown & Bucchino

GRATEFUL: the Songs of Bolcom, Brown & Bucchino

Opera Singer Adrian Tamburini makes his Mardi Gras Festival debut in GRATEFUL: the Songs of Bolcom, Brown & Bucchino.

Join Adrian in this retrospective cabaret as he leads you through the past decade of his life featuring the moving and poignant music of living legends William Bolcom, Jason Robert Brown and John Bucchino. This show is not to be missed!

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Oxtravaganza

Oxtravaganza

Celebrate Oxtravaganza as retail and hospitality in and around Oxford Street, Darlinghurst offer up a series of one-off events to celebrate the middle weekend of Mardi Gras. Catch any one of a number of shows in a midday to midnight programme at local clubs, bars and hotels.

Whether your choice is boutique beer, bookshop browsing or burlesque dancing, Darlo has you covered! With retail activations, live gigs and special offers, you’ll be spoiled for things to do and while you are at it, help raise money for Twenty10.

Photographer: Hareth Tayem

 

Leak Your Own Nudes

Leak Your Own Nudes

Whether you're in lingerie, long johns, granny panties, matching separates, binders, jock straps, g-bangers, boxers or like... whatever you feel comfy in. ALL BODIES are welcome.

Yup, that's everyone and anyone who wants to hang out in their undies, have a drink and a dance to our DJs in a room full of cuties! There will be a gold coin donation cloak room where all proceeds go to Camp Out.

 

Queerbourhood presents JANET

Queerbourhood presents JANET

Sydney's favourite queer sneaky mid weeky Queerbourhood, are holding a special Mardi Gras tribute party to the godess herself Janet Jackson.

With performances and dance-offs, join Jonny Seymour and guests and be ready to dance.