Pixel Party is putting the gay in gaming! Sydney Gaymers takes over Valve Bar for a night of multiplayer console action, gaming themed drag shows and fun dance beats. Hardcore or casual, come along for a chance to win fabulous loot in our prize raffle or just dance and game the night away!
The Pollys Club was formed in 1964 and is the longest running LGBTIQ social club in Australia. We hold dances throughout the year which provide an alternative social scene to the traditional bar and club environment. Our dances provide a safe and friendly environment for the LGBTIQ community, supporters and friends to gather and enjoy an evening of dancing and entertainment and at the same time raise funds for our grants program. Over our long history, The Pollys Club have donated over $350,000. towards many charities and organisations through our Annual Grants Program.
Come and join in the fun at our 2018 February dance – “Two Of Hearts”
To celebrate Mardi Gras, performance art perverts - Rule 34 - are throwing a party! CRISCO DISCO offers up a late night dirty discotheque of dancing and disco mischief, dotted with hot, hilarious and perverse performances that celebrate the diversity of sexuality and gender. Mix, mingle, dance, party, party and blot out everything but the disco beat at CRISCO DISCO. All genders and sexualities welcome. Dress to impress (yourself). R18.
Mary Kiani presents T Dance. Celebrate the music of the past - Remember the days when we loved the nightlife and got to boogie?” Mary Kiani presents “T Dance” so lets play that funky music again and everybody dance! Young hearts will run free as we take you back to the days when the disco divas ruled the dance floor. Let’s groove and freak out under the glitter ball at home terrace. Decadence delivered to you in the heart of the famous Darling Harbour. As we turn back the clock jump in my Accidental-Transcendental-Fuel-injected "TIME MACHINE" and prepare to dance yourself dizzy! DJ's DAN DAN - MIKE KELLY & JAKE KILBY KEEPING THE DANCE FLOOR BUSY! Playing DANCEFLOOR CLASSICS
MAKE UP ARTISTS ON SITE (ADULT FACE PAINTING LOL)
LIVE SHOWS/DIVAS/DRAG & SURPRISE GUESTS & SO MUCH MORE. ESPRSSO MARTINIS & LONG ISLAND ICE T'S ONLY $10 FOR THE FIRST 2 HOURS X
PLEASE NOTE - ENTER UP THE ESCALATORS IN THE MIDDLE OF COCKLE BAY...BEHIND THE IRON FLAMINGOS WATER FEATURE AND WALK AROUND.
REMEMBER TO BRING I.D. NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE LOL
Presented by Company of Rogues and hosted by the fabulous James Breko we’re creating our own slice of Bedlam inside the famous Red Rattler, just for Mardi Gras.
Showcasing new and emerging LGBTQI and allied artists, musicians and performers - plus a surprise or two - it's going to be a Wednesday night like no other!
Bedlam Mardi Gras Edition will be a madcap multi-genre cabaret blending burlesque, music and song with cutting edge circus, contemporary performance and sizzling drag art.
The incredible Marlena Dali will lead Bedlam’s queerest ever line-up which will also feature Sydney’s rising burlesque superstar Kael Murray (of Star Wars Burlesque fame). And when the stage isn't being lit up by Bedlam's inmates you can play with madhouse activations and soak up some cray cray at the bar before the final party hour kicks off!
So slip into your formal straight jacket and dust off your bed straps because this is one cabaret you don’t want to miss.
In 2018 Bar Kylie celebrates its third 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, 'Ultimate 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!
From the producers of Bar Kylie, 'Rebel Bar' – celebrating the music and artistry of the queen of pop Madonna – is joining the fun of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival for the very first time in 2018!
Getting fans into the groove at our ultimate non-stop Madonna party are Melbourne's own mega-Madge fans Argonaut and Magnus spinning the decks alongside specially produced Mardi Gras exclusive performances by Melbourne starlet Sasha Starr and her boys.
Cone bras and wedding veils at the ready boy toys, it's time to confess on the dancefloor!
Sydney portrait photographer, Richard Hedger, has shot 40 original portraits of members of the LGBTI+ community. In parallel, Hedger has documented each individual’s personal story to tell of the ever-evolving role the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has played in their life.
Portrayed in Hedger’s book are the faces of the familiar, the famous and not so famous, of sung and unsung heroes both local and international. They are the images of people who have been brought together to share their experiences, thoughts, reflections, memories and insights with regard to the impact and relevance to them of the SGLMG. They consist of political activists, actors, academics, athletes, authors, carers, chefs, comics, designers, directors, DJs, editors, entertainers, entrepreneurs, historians, journalists, lawyers, performers, playwrights, photographers, politicians, professionals, retailers and stylists.
Each of them has contributed to the life blood of the city in which they live and love. They speak of what the SGLMG means to them and how they see its role as a powerful past, present and future influence on the LGBTI+ community and beyond..
Celebrate Mardi Gras 40th, and sail the Harbour Pink to celebrate all that is Sydney! Visitors and locals alike rate this as one of Sydney's top experiences - join us and find out why.
The party starts at the Opera House Jetty, then as the hot summer sun slowly melts over the Harbour Bridge, enjoy 4 full hours of delectable canapes (included in your ticket price), icy cold drinks served from our cash only bar (including one free on arrival) and our awesome party tunes and chilled beats spun live by our Planetdwellers DJ.
Friendly, welcoming and warm, just like our city, our exclusive floating palace, The Bella Vista, is one of the premier ships of Sydney. An Ideal location from where you can view the breathtaking sights you’ve always wanted to see. Join us in showcasing the most delightful parts of Sydney and of course, the jewel in her crown, Sydney Harbour itself!
Mingle with our hosts, get your party selfies posted, and don’t forget the obligatory kiss as we cruise under the Harbour Bridge. The Famous Sydney skyline will come alive with light, as the party continues all the way back to the Opera House.
Don’t miss out on getting one of the hottest tickets on the Mardi Gras Calendar - book now!
Celebrate Bear Culture during Mardi Gras.
Sydney’s pop-up Bear Bar is back bigger than ever to celebrate 40 years of Mardi Gras.
Located on the ground floor of the Burdekin Hotel, at the start of Oxford Street, doors swing open on February 23rd for another action packed 9 days of fun events.
Showcasing the cream of the international bear scene, this year’s entertainment line-up includes comedian Dean Arcuri from Melbourne, US DJ Corey Craig from NYC and Sydney’s Colin Gaff who has headlined at bear parties across the globe including the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party.
As well as the pub style nights, there will be art showcasing local bear artists and some special events geared to visitors to Sydney, including an Australian wine tasting run by United Cellars and a walking tour exploring Sydney’s secret gay history.
Spread over two levels of the Burdekin Hotel, Bear Bar will be the focal point of the Australian Bear Community during the Mardi Gras celebrations.
Festivities wrap up with a massive Mardi Gars Parade Party on March 3rd, overlooking Oxford Street with amazing views of the parade.
PRESENTED BY SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS AND RED BULL MUSIC.
For one night only, clubbers will be transported to a dancefloor born from the living history of New York’s underground Ballroom scene.
Expressions of identity become the focal point as bodies collide in the ultimate Vogue throwdown of style, precision, and attitude in a showcase set to transfix.
In true Vogue style, extravagance on the runway will be met with a Ballroom soundtrack that will weave through disco, house, bounce, pop, performance and much more.
Curated by local interdisciplinary artist and club icon Bhenji Ra, this premier event at Carriageworks is sure to be a festival highlight. Full line-up to be announced soon.
An elegant oasis awaits you. Every year Mardi Gras fills Sydney's sleekest poolside venue, creating a decadent event that’s the epitome of summertime glamour.
Set among gently swaying palm trees and uniting a cast of outrageous friends and beautiful strangers, Mardi Gras’ Pool Party transforms the Ivy Pool Club into a sexy and intimate playground, where you can frolic with style as handsome lifeguards survey the stunning scene.
Delicious cocktails, cabana lounges, cool local DJs… and Speedos galore. The Pool Party is the perfect way to make a splash this Mardi Gras season. Let’s get wet.
The Mardi Gras Party is Australia’s biggest LGBTQI Party of the year. It’s our tribe, our people… our time for excess.
If you’ve never been… this is the year to do it. Expect big surprises, incredible DJs and entertainers, mind-boggling lighting and extraordinary theatrics… both on and off stage!
As reality becomes a faintly-remembered dream, you and 12,000 of your newest and closest friends will dance until dawn. Join revellers from the Parade and beyond bring their light and energy to Moore Park for the ultimate all-night adventure.
Laneway returns to its ancestral glory as the Beresford joins forces with The Flinders Hotel to produce the ultimate recovery party.
Featuring the hottest DJs, surprise performances and an eclectic mix of spaces catered for every part of your journey.
A cherished tradition, Laneway has evolved from a portable stereo and a couple of milk crates on Hill Street into a spectacular street party celebration that takes over the Beresford and Flinders Hotels, and the street in between.
All good things must come to an end, but there is no ending quite like Laneway. VIP tickets also available.
IGNITE recreates your favourite dance floor anthems with a full orchestra, live singers & electronic musicians.
Those tracks that you’ve thrown your hands in the air to since the Mardi Gras party began. Sia, Whitney Houston, Massive Attack, Madonna, Kylie & Chicane. House, trance and pop anthems as you’ve never heard them before!
This euphoric audio-visual spectacular is on for one night only at the Enmore Theatre.
Day Session: Ballroom Competition doors open 10.30am; first event 11am- 5pm
Evening Session: EDA Gala Ball, Buffet Dinner, Live Music, Social Dancing, Floorshows 6pm- 11pm
Equality Dance Australia Festival offers a day session of Ballroom competition for All and an evening of wild excess at the Gala Ball.
The Ballroom and Latin Dance Festival showcases Same Sex Dance teams competing in full equality with mainstream opposite sex dancers as well as competing for the Mardi Gras Same Sex Dance Championships; and a Social competition for all levels of dancer. We embrace diversity and gender equity in dance sport.
The Gala Ball celebrates 40 years of Mardi Gras with a Buffet Dinner, Live Music, Floor Shows and Social Dancing and featuring a special Tribute to the 78-ers.
We offer a safe, friendly, inclusive environment where the LGBTQI+ community is encouraged to join in the competition and the evening festivities to highlight our dancing and partying skills.
Extra Dirty is one of Sydney’s hallmark events, developing a worldwide reputation as an unmissable entry on the circuit party calendar. A devoted fan base flock to regular club nights, and the annual larger-scale Mardi Gras Edition is always a sold-out affair with legendary status.
Starting life in 2008, Extra Dirty brings a dark and dirty sound to Sydney’s gay underground. Cult DJs, featuring both International and local talent, unite a diverse crowd with every raw and sexy beat connecting the packed dance floor.
Of course, the music is just one half of the equation. The real driving force behind Extra Dirty is the extraordinary community filling the dance floor. The crowd skews toward queer, gay, leather and fetish but can’t just be classified into one club culture or clique.
This is a place where all tribes are welcome, all bodies are celebrated, and all aesthetics have an equal claim to space.
Our Extra Dirty Mardi Gras Edition always sells out in advance so make sure you secure your place on Sydney’s sexiest dance-floor.
Considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Charts,1990’s Multi Platinum International sensation CeCe Peniston is coming to Australia. CeCe Peniston will be performing a 20 minute show at Sydney’s leading Dance Club, ARQ Sydney on Sunday 25th February 2018 which will feature her signature Dance Hit “Finally”, a world wide smash that became one of the biggest dance records in history and was also featured on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Not only will CeCe be performing live at ARQ Sydney, you will also get the chance to meet her in person at the Club for an exclusive VIP Meet & Greet and photo op prior to her performance.
General admission and VIP Meet & Greet tickets are available from https://finally-ft-cece-peniston-tickets.eventbrite.com.au. Set to be one of the biggest events during Mardi Gras 2018 !
Stonewall Hotel is one of Sydney’s Premier Gay and Lesbian venues in the heart of Gay Oxford Street. Malelbox has been a wed night fixture for 19 years and attracts a very busy boy crowd local and international. Sydney's Hottest Male pick up night is heating up this Mardi Gras. Held over 3 floors and 4 bars this is a night not to be missed. DJ's Dom De Sousa, DJ Ryan John and Tom Pritchard will have you dancing all night. Shows featuring Sydney's hottest male dancers from Boys Bar Up. Join your Hostess Marilyn Mootrub and our sexy Maleman Cristiano who will help you find love. Malebox is now in its 19th year at Stonewall Hotel and is definitely Sydney's busiest Wed night on the strip. How does Malebox work? When you arrive everyone is given a number by our sexy Maleman. Mailboxes around the bar where you write messages. The messages are collected and given to the Mail Mistress and your number comes up on the TV’s if you have Mail. Collect you’re Mail and the rest is up to you. Face to face dating with the hottest men from around the world. Great DJ’s, Friendly staff and hot men make this a stand out night in the Gay community. The midnight strip show where customers can enter and win cash is also a highlight of the night.
Papa Party returns to Mardi Gras after their 2017 wold tour sell out at ARQ Sydney, Founded by Eliad Cohen during Tel Aviv Pride 2010, PAPA PARTY has become one of the most well-respected brands in the world. Taking each city worldwide by storm with world-class DJs, unique concepts, exceptional performances and an incredible energy throughout the night, PAPA PARTY presents it's black party concept: black and sexy.
Planetdwellers LGBT+ sought after tour and events are back in 2018 and bigger than ever for the 40th!
Our Marquee Event, is your Sunset Cruise on Sydney Harbour!
Flirt with your MC Extraordinaire as we glide past all the postcard moments you know and love. Enjoy the DJ’s chilled tunes and raise a glass to the most heartstopping sunset you'll ever see!
Leave the big city and join us on one of our Iconic Blue Mountains nature adventures where you can get up close and personal with our cuddly and friendly Koalas, Kangaroos, Dingoes, Tassie Devils - the whole Aussie Noah's Ark! Be awed by the oldest mountain range in the world, and enjoy the historic Paragon Cafe for a fantastic lunch, ending with an exclusive visit to their chocolate factory - free samples guaranteed!
There are endless things to do from our Sydney Gay Village walking tours, Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit backstage at the Opera House and all done with our signature Planetdwellers friendliness and Aussie smiles.
Enjoy Gourmet food and wines with breathtaking backdrops on our Hunter Valley Winery or South Coast beach day tours.
Only Planetdwellers has been giving you these amazing experiences over the past decade!
Come meet the team in our new store on Oxford street.
Sydney's Biggest MEN Only Underwhere? party GETS SEMI NAKED with Mardi Gras for the 3rd year in a row for the biggest male only party ever seen in Sydney, Thursday 1st March 2018.
This is one SEMI NAKED underwear party you don't want to miss. Sydney's Biggest MEN Only Underwear party returns to ARQ Sydney, celebrating 11 years. After selling out 6 years in a row this is one party you do not want to miss. Sydney's most iconic gay venue, ARQ Sydney, our home for the last 11 years. Sydney's Biggest MEN Only Underwear party are bringing out the BIG guns this year with new lasers, lighting show.
So grab your best underwear, footywear, jockstraps and swimwear this is one party not to be missed (strict dress code)
Ticket outlets are : Teamm8, Sax, Bodyline, ASN Oxford and Oxford performance centre.
MEN ONLY, Dress Code: Swimwear underwear and footywear jock straps.
Darlinghurst and Oxford St has forever been an iconic stomping ground for artists, queers, bohemians, and outcasts, whose influences delightfully combine to form this unique cultural hub. From the iconic gay bars, to live music venues and fiercely independent retail, artistic expression has always underpinned the Darlinghurst community, making it an unconventional and nonjudgmental space for everyone and anyone. Join us Saturday the 24th of February as we celebrate the Pink Mile with a collection of events put on by the local business and entertainment community. 2017’s highlights were live Shibari window displays, DJs performing on the street, burlesque dancers in display windows & drag cover bands, so you get the idea :)
There’ll be a string of free events within venues and the strip will be transformed to highlight the unique character of the spectacular Darlinghurst community. The event will be covered by local media partners at GAY RADIO & BBR, who will be also banging out tunes live on air from Taylor and Oxford Squares. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Twenty10 inc GLCS NSW, who provide social and mental health support, counselling and housing for Sydney’s LGBTIQA+ youth.
Full a full list of events and times visit www.oxtravaganza.com.au closer to the date. Photo by Robert Knapman
WERK! is a huge dance party on the opening night of Sydney Mardi Gras weekend held at Australia's biggest superclub on the harbour, Home. Expect mindblowing production and a sea of thousands of the hottest gays & gals, shows by Rupaul's Drag Race Stars Willam, AJA & hosted by TS Madison.
Full lineup of DJs and performers online. 10pm till SUPER late.
It’s time to trip the light fantastic as we celebrate a super-fun, super-silly and super-fantastic day of glitter and gay at Sydney’s most over-the-top dance party! It’s a day of play like no other filled with colour, sound, smiles and just a few hands in the air…. the perfect finish to a perfect weekend. Expect the unexpected and the truly insane as we rocket towards our fabulous, confetti-filled climax!
Our super-charged playdate begins in the Launch Pad where vocal, uplifting house is the order of the day. It’s the perfect place to meet old friends, make new friends and catch up with the friends you made the night before.
Then, behold the Apollo Arena: a multi-levelled playground designed to push you to your absolute limits. It’s a sensory overload like nothing else. Our signature production values are all set against a backdrop of high-energy, hands-in-the-air anthems and music that will keep you smiling until the last piece of confetti falls to the ground. Apollo prides itself on pushing the limits of party production and you should expect nothing less than fabulous at our next instalment. We’ll see you on the dance floor!
La Leche the white party of Matinee returns to Mardi Gras to celebrate its 40th birthday. The main ingredients of this extravagant production are the sexy dancers and jaw dropping costumes Matinee are infamous for the world over.
Expect martini glasses overflowing with milk as your eyes are tantalized with spectacular shows full of sensuality complimented withstate of the art lighting, lasers and LEDs.
You can guarantee the worlds no 1 circuit DJs to take you on a journey like no other, THE closing party of Mardi Gras from the largest circuit party on the planet.
Last year everyone was talking about ‘The Island’ and we can’t wait to put another premiere event for all of our international visitors as they dance the day away with our Australian party goers. There is only one place to be. Australia, are you ready?
Indie Westie Party Starters Heaps Gay are transforming Manning Bar in Chippendale into an a party spectacular! An all immersive and inclusive festival of music, art and performance featuring local aussie acts across 3 stages! Indoor and Outdoor vibes! Expect the unexpected yo! Check them out on Facebook for more deets and line up info!
GRRR! Harbour city bears celebrates its 22nd year of incorporation with its festival the runs alongside Mardi Gras Bear Essentials 22 - just like the bingo call two little ducks 22 - WET. WET is a celebration of events for the hairy, larger man and their friends and admirers themed all around water. With a whirlwind program of 15+ events, there is something for everybody - and we mean everybody. We welcome all to come and party with the big guys - just like our bodies, we party large.
All our regular events like Underbear and Wet Furr are there, PLUS new events to get your heart pumping and hirsute bodies moist like a visit to Wet and Wild, a naughty night after at Wild and Wet and a reworked Friday evening event Bear Pit. You can buy tickets individually or as a pack, which gets you extras and member rates for the duration of the Mardi Gras season. Harbour City Bears and its members wish all a safe, but eventful, festival of gayety. WOOF!
We all love a Kiki, especially after a Daywash extravaganza – but in 2018 we’ve got the most divine, delectable and delicious Kiki yet and it unfurls in style at the sensational Ivy Pool – complete with al fresco cabanas!
It’s hard to decide what we love most about our upcoming Kiki.
Is it the gorgeous smattering of half naked guys and girls getting funky by the pool? Perhaps it’s the legion of international hotties bringing their very own global warming town? Or is it the top-shelf array of DJs and performers who serve up their extraordinary talents fresh, fly and funky?
Ah, f**k it, let’s just go with all three!
Here, locals and visitors dance free in the fresh air like they just don’t care while the summer sun tops up their man-tans and amphibious hotties splash about the pool like an all-gay nature documentary – but with a rockin’ soundtrack.
As the closing party of the weekend to end all weekends, you will not want to miss our extra juicy, thick and meaty, totally loved-up kiki, so grab a gaggle of gays and get your tickets nice and early to ensure you don’t miss out and nobody’s mascara runs.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your own private cabana at no cost (just a min bar spend).
Mardi Gras is turning 40, and as we celebrate four decades of marching, dancing and rallying for our rights, Daywash explodes with a supercharged, fully engorged, and extra hung edition of Daywash to mark the 40th year of Mardi Gras with a new look, feel, and sound at the Ivy.
Rounding all the delicious men and women in town, from near and far, lick lick candy stick!
By now you know Daywash never fails to deliver the finest beats, flyest tunes, heart-pounding DJs and electric performances – but this year we go one better with a brand new venue at The Ivy - Home of Ministry of Sound & Pacha.
With our most glam setting in Daywash history, the Ivy will be ready to rock you to your core as you party-hardy in the finest company, among the most electrifying energy ever thanks to a kick-ass weekend that’s been 40 years in the making!
It’s the biggest, baddest and boldest Daywash ever and it’s the only way to sign off an absolutely epic weekend.
So get your tickets pronto or you’ll be all cried out.
Headlining International DJ DANI TORO (EU) and more to be announced.
Snatch and Grab Presents… GiRLTHING MARDI PARDI 2018: Vaults of Heaven
3 Rooms / 30+ acts /sold out 8 consecutive years!
March 3 / 9pm - 3am / The Metro Theatre
Tickets on sale soon - Go to GIRLTHING's Facebook page for more details!