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HEARTBREAKER SYDNEY

HEARTBREAKER SYDNEY
Heartbreaker Sydney partners up with Lemons with Twist to celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary with an exclusive cocktail and dance party over 2 floors of the iconic Oxford Hotel.

FAG TAG

FAG TAG
We've had so much fun with thousands of our new best friends who helped us Fag Tag the Sky Terrace rooftop bar over the past 2 years that we’re returning this year for a special Fag Tag event.

THICK 'N' JUICY

THICK 'N' JUICY
Join the THICK ‘N’ JUICY party family in Sydney to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras with a massive Sunday party, serving high-profile local and international DJs / performers and hundreds of sexy friendly men from around the world!

SWAGGER RNB & HIP HOP PARTY!

SWAGGER RNB & HIP HOP PARTY!
Swagger is the gaylord of the gay, gay-friendly and friendly gay scene. It’s huge in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and each year we throw a giant party on Mardi Gras parade night.
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Sandy Bottoms “Disco On The Green”

Sandy Bottoms “Disco On The Green”
Sandy Bottom presents her 6th Instalment with Disco on The Green, presenting a range of local and interstate drag and transgender illusionist entertainers, International and local Glbti Dj’s and a fun social Mardi Gras Wrap Up Party for all the family. Offering Meat Raffles, Sandys Poof Bowling Competition, Gayest Lawn Bowls and Camp Tunes and Fab Foods, there is something for every age, and every gay in disco heaven.

Australian Leatherman and Mr Boot Black Contest Weekend

Australian Leatherman and Mr Boot Black Contest Weekend
Australia's IML brotherhood invite you to the second Australian Leatherman and Mr Bootblack contest. Leathermen and women from around the world come together to witness the selection of the Australian Leatherman 2018 and Mr Bootblack 2018. The competition, features Leathermen and Bootblacks from around the country vying for the coveted national title. With a national panel of judges and emcees, witness for yourself the highs and lows of our contestants journey. Presented in a kink friendly environment with events scheduled over three action packed days.

Polly's February Dance

Polly's February Dance

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”

T Dance - Time Machine

T Dance - Time Machine

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

Rebel Bar - The Ultimate Madonna Party

Rebel Bar - The Ultimate Madonna Party

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!

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Planetdwellers Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise

Planetdwellers Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise

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 MC James 'Breko' Brechney and DJ Amanda Louise, 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!

Rule 34 Presents CRISCO DISCO

Rule 34 Presents CRISCO DISCO

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.

Pixel Party

Pixel Party

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!

Bear Bar

Bear Bar

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.

The Bedlam Cabaret - Mardi Gras Edition

The Bedlam Cabaret - Mardi Gras Edition

bed·lam {bedləm} noun “a scene of uproar and confusion”

The Rogues are back at the famous Red Rattler Theatre for a fearlessly rainbow-flavoured edition of The Bedlam Cabaret, presented as part of the Sydney Gay Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival!

Showcasing exciting new and emerging Sydney performers alongside the city's coolest established artists, this is the pre-parade shindig you know you want - we're turning up the heat, and the talent, to get us in the mood for the party.

Nine local and international performers will take to the Rattler’s stage for an almost anything goes show. Highlights include the incomparable performance artist Marlena Dali; the dazzling burlesque wonder that is Kael Murray (Star Wars Strips Back); Ben Noir, star of the Paris Burlesque Festival, the risque talents of Curly Fries (The Leftovers Collective); Nerdy Comedian Debbie Zuckerman and international drag king sensation Poppy Cox, direct from Berlin.

Hosted by the one-and-only James ‘Breko’ Brechney, Bedlam Mardi Gras Edition will be a madcap, multi-genre, queer-themed cabaret blending burlesque, drag and song with circus, comedy and seriously sizzling performance art.

Discounted tickets for Mardi Gras Members!

Ultimate Bar Kylie

Ultimate Bar Kylie

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!

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Telling Tales - a portrait book with tales

Telling Tales - a portrait book with tales

'Telling Tales' Offical Book Launch at East Sydney Community and Arts Centre is now SOLD OUT

Telling Tales - 40 Fabulous Years of Floats, Fun, Fantasy and Fortitude of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney portrait photographer, Richard Hedger, has shot 40 original portraits of members of the LGBTI+ community. In parallel, Richard 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 Richard’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.

Faustina Agolley | Mark Alsop | Rafae lBonachela | Steph Sands | Fran Bowron | Jayson Brunsdon | Aaron Elias Brunsdon | Tom Campbell | Morgan Carpenter | Casey Conway | Teddy Cook | Andrew Creagh | Joel Creasey | Brendan de la Hay | Peter de Waal | Melinda Dimitriades | Robert Tait | Angelo Doulgeris | Robert French | Jackie Braw | Vicki Harding | Brenna Harding | Alex Greenwich | Victor Hoeld | C.Moore Hardy | Manda Hatter | Nic Holas | Bettina Holmes | Michael Kirby | Marc Kuzma aka Claire de Lune | Jane Marsden | Les McDonald | Jenni Millbank | Jonathon "J.Mo' Moran | Tommy Murphy | Justin Koonin | Joy Ng | NORRIE | Ian Roberts | Sally Rugg | Teresa Savage | Vanessa Wagner aka Tobin Saunders | Colleen Windsor | Garry Wotherspoon | Annie Wright | Danling Xiao | Kevin 'Kabi' Yarwood

ORDER THE BOOK ON RICHARD HEDGER'S WEBSITE HERE!

Sissy Ball

Sissy Ball

SISSY BALL is SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who booked! See you at Carriageworks on Saturday 24 February!

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.

COMPETING HOUSES:
SLÉ (AU)
FAFSWAG (NZ)
HOUSE OF ENVY (NZ)


SISSY BALL HEAD JUDGE:
LEIOMY (USA)

SISSY BALL MC:
DASHUAN (USA)

MUSICAL LINE-UP:
MIKEQ (USA)
ELECTRIC FIELDS (AU)
QUAY DASH (USA)
ANGEL-HO (SA)


SISSY BALL 2018

CATEGORIES

Registration for competitors is now open for Sissy Ball 2018, presented by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Red Bull Music! Please email your name, number and the category/categories you wish to enter to iconic.houseofsle@gmail.com. Due to capacity, we have a limit on how many walkers we can allow for each category. Please register by Wednesday 21st February to avoid disappointment.

1. FEMALE FIGURE PERFORMANCE – SCHOOL GIRL TWIST


‘I’m pretty, I’m cute, I’m popular to boot!’ Schools back in, ladies! So you better bring it like the Craft! Points for those who bring it with a prop, every schoolgirl needs some books and a late pass! Don’t forget your high school sweetheart!


2. FACE – EVENING GLAM - OTA


She’s beat for the goddess! Flawless on every angle! Catch these cheekbones! Catch this HIGHLIGHT! Don’t let my wing cut you! This face is an evening beat set to last you the entire night, so give us glam!


3. HAND PERFORMANCE – OTA


Bring whatever look you want, just make sure your hands stand out! The hands say everything so tell us your story and don’t you dare start cat walking!


4. RUNWAY – NATIONAL COSTUME -OTA

Its time to call on the ancestors to get your 10s! Let us know where your from, what island, clan or nation is yours! Bring it with a traditional look or a hybrid twist! Whatever best describes your bloodline!  It’s a moment to show pride and strength, so head up and walk! Australian flags are an automatic chop!!


5. SEX SIREN – BODY ON SHOW - OTA


I may be bad but I’m perfectly good with it! Body-ody-ody, give us BODY! It’s time to define what sexy is for you!  Tonight it’s all about your body, your rules! So bring it in any form, flesh tone or size and let us know why you are the Sissy Ball Sex Siren! Points for those who bring it in latex look!


6. VOGUE FEM – SHINE SUPREME - OTA


Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the cuntiest of them all? To win grand prize and reign supreme you need a look that’s shines and elements all so clean! Bring it with a metallic effect, gold, silver, sequin! Its time to put on a show so blind these hoes with your reflection and slay your elements to win! Lets GO!

The term “Sissy”
"The term “Sissy” is used amongst Asian and Pacific queer communities as a term of endearment and sisterhood. The reason why I chose this is because it’s definitely a term widely used amongst the younger generation of queer people of colour and there’s a global understanding of reclaiming it as a positive affirmation opposed to its slur history” Bhenji Ra

Pool Party

Pool Party

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.

Here's the DJ set times for the Poolside:

2-3:30pm: Tiny
3:30-4:45pm: Beth Yen
4:45-6pm: Matt Effect
6-7:15pm: DJ Neil Singleton
7:15-8:30pm: DJ Andrew Gibbons
8:30pm-9:45pm Brett Austin

And in the Changeroom 9:30-11pm: Amanda Louise Boyle

PLEASE NOTE: Only official ticket outlets and links announced and provided here on mardigras.org.au are authorised to sell tickets. Sites such as Viagogo and Ticketmaster Resale are NOT authorised to sell Mardi Gras tickets.

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Laneway

Laneway

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.

DJ and entertaiment times:

THE LANEWAY (HILL STREET)
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Greg Boladian
4:00pm - 6:30pm: Kitty Glitter
6:30pm- 7:00pm: Barbara Tucker [USA]
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Hayley Maree
8:30pm - 9:35pm: Wayne G [UK]
9:35pm - 10:00pm: Samantha Jade

BERESFORD (DOWNSTAIRS)
2:00pm - 4:00pm: DJ Du Jour
4:00pm - 6:30pm: Corey Craig [USA]
6:30pm - 8:30pm: Brett Austin
8:30pm - 11:00pm: French Kiss [France/USA]
11:00pm - 1:00am: Amanda Louise

BERESFORD (UPSTAIRS)
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Troy Beman
4:00pm - 6:00pm: DJ Argonaut
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Estée Louder
9:00pm - 9:20pm: Starley
9:20pm - 11:00pm: Shaun J. Wright [USA]
11:00pm - 1:00am: Hannah Holland [UK]

THE FLINDERS
2:00pm - 5.30pm: James Smithers
5:30pm - 9:00pm: DJ Nick Spurway
9:00pm - 12:00am: Beth Yen

PLEASE NOTE: Only official ticket outlets and links announced and provided here on mardigras.org.au are authorised to sell tickets. Sites such as Viagogo and Ticketmaster Resale are NOT authorised to sell Mardi Gras tickets.

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Party

Party

LOST PROPERTY: Did you lose something at the Party? Lost property has arrived in the Mardi Gras Office and there are many forms of ID, phones, glasses, wallets etc. Please send us a email reception@mardigrasarts.org.au and we'll check your item's here before you visit 

You better Believe it! This year's Mardi Gras Party will be one for the history books! Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is thrilled to confirm that pop superstar, LGBTQI icon and prolific tweeter CHER will headline the Official 2018 Mardi Gras Party on Saturday 3 March, 2018.

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.

 

Here's the full line-up. See the Party Map and DJ Set-Times HERE!

Cher
Starley
Seann Miley Moore
101 Doll Squadron
Sheba Williams
Jo Kingston


Our international DJs:
From Chicago -> The Black Madonna
From Paris -> Kiddy Smile
From Chicago -> Shaun J. Wright
From London -> Hannah Holland

PLUS local DJs:
DJ Alex Taylor
DJ Dan Slater
DJ Kitty Glitter
DJ Dan Murphy
DJ Kate Monroe
Stephen Allkins
Dom De Sousa
DJ Sveta
DJ Du Jour
DJ Gemma 
Ben Drayton
Beth Yen
GI Jode
Annabelle Gaspar
SEZZO SNOT
YO! MAFIA
Kate Doherty
Simona
James Smithers
Victoria Anthony

And an EPIC Midnight show featuring Australia's legendary Drag Queens, Kings and Trans Showgirls! PLUS Mardi Gras legend Bob Downe!

PLEASE NOTE: Only official ticket outlets and links announced and provided here on mardigras.org.au are authorised to sell tickets. Sites such as Viagogo and Ticketmaster Resale are NOT authorised to sell Mardi Gras tickets.

How to get to the Party, get in and have an amazing night - Read our guide to the 2018 Mardi Gras Party here.

You have the right to remain fabulous! Read the Inner City Legal Centre's guide to your rights at the Party here.

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IGNITE: Symphonic Dance Anthems

IGNITE: Symphonic Dance Anthems

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.

TICKETS ON SALE SOON - CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE IGNITE MAILING LIST

Extra Dirty

Extra Dirty

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.

Papa Black Party

Papa Black Party

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.

Oxtravanganza

Oxtravanganza

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

Apollo The Party

Apollo The Party

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!

KiKi Pool Party

KiKi Pool Party

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.

BOOK TICKETS HERE!

 Email info@daywash.com.au to reserve your own private cabana at no cost (just a min bar spend).

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

It's Judgement Day
How will you arrive? 
Evil or angelic, devilish or virtuous? 

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 now HERE on Ticketek

Go to GIRLTHING's Facebook page for more details about GIRLTHING events!

Matinee La Leche Main Event

Matinee La Leche Main Event

La Leche the legendary white party of Matinee returns to Mardi Gras to celebrate its 40th birthday. The main ingredients of this extravagant production are the sexy dancers, circuit soundtrack and jaw dropping costumes Matinee are famous for the world over.

Expect martini glasses overflowing with milk and men as your eyes are tantalized with spectacular shows full of sensuality complimented with state of the art lighting, lasers and LEDs. No less then 11 performers will keep you wanting more at harbour side iconic club Home The Venue.

Let the worlds no 1 circuit DJs Phil Romano and Thomas Solvert take you on a journey like no other. 

THE closing party of Mardi Gras from the largest circuit party on the planet. Need we say more?

Last year everyone was talking about our Matinee event ‘The Island’ and we can’t wait to put another premiere party for all of our sexy international visitors as they dance the day away with our hot Australian party goers. There is only one place to be. Australia this Mardi Gras, are you ready?

This event is close to selling out so make sure you grab you tickets now!

Finally ft. CeCe Peniston The Party

Finally ft. CeCe Peniston The Party

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 here.

Set to be one of the biggest events during Mardi Gras 2018 !

Daywash pres. Candyland

Daywash pres. Candyland

DAYWASH is rounding all the delicious men and women in town, from near and far, lick lick candy stick! CANDYLAND is THE Sydney Mardi Gras Finale you won’t want to miss out on in 2018

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 to mark the 40th year of Mardi Gras with a new look, feel, and sound at the Ivy.

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 CANDYLAND a brand new Sydney Mardi Gras Finale Party at a new venue, The Ivy.

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!

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

DJ's DANI TORO (USA), GSP (GREECE), BEN BAKSON (GERMANY) & KINGSTONE (FRANCE) join a mind-blowing cast and audio visual 

So get your tickets to CANDYLAND, Daywash's Mardi Gras finale party 2018 pronto, or you’ll be all cried out.

BOOK TICKETS HERE!

Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

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!

www.facebook.com/heapsgayparties

Equality Dance Australia Festival 2018

Equality Dance Australia Festival 2018

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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. 

Planetdwellers Tours, Travel and Events

Planetdwellers Tours, Travel and Events

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.

Bear Essentials 22 - WET

Bear Essentials 22 - WET

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!

Mega Malebox

Mega Malebox

Stonewall Hotel is one of Sydney’s Premier Gay and Lesbian venues in the heart of Gay Oxford Street. Malebox has been a Wednesday 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 your 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.

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party Gets Semi Naked

Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party Gets Semi Naked

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.

Grab your best underwear, footywear, jockstraps and swimwear. This is one SEMI NAKED underwear party you don't want to miss - tickets have sold out six years in a row. Sydney's Biggest MEN Only Underwear party returns to ARQ Sydney, celebrating 11 years. 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 a new laser lighting show.

Ticket outlets are : Teamm8, Sax, Bodyline, ASN Oxford and Oxford performance centre.

MEN ONLY, Strict Dress Code: Swimwear underwear and footywear jock straps.

www.underwhereparty.com.au

WERK! Feat. WILLAM, AJA & TS MADISON LIVE!

WERK! Feat. WILLAM, AJA & TS MADISON LIVE!

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.