MARDI GRAS PARTY SHUFFLES OUT OF TOWN WITH A BANG

A sparkling, luminous and outlandish multi-sensory extravaganza took over Playbill Venues and Entertainment Quarter last night when thousands of festival revelers flocked to the Mardi Gras Party for a world-class lineup of awe-inspiring live performances and killer club DJs.

 

Following on from the iconic Mardi Gras Parade, the festivities continued in fabulous style with headline performances from some of Australia’s much loved LBGTQI icons including Tina Arena, Samantha Jade and Mardi Gras’ first ever official ambassador, drag queen extraordinaire – Courtney Act.

 

Act performed the midnight slot at the event, propelling partygoers into the AM with The Party’s biggest ever entertainment production, comprising 68 dancers and Act herself, to make up the magic number ‘69’.

 

Top international DJs from around the globe also kept pulses racing well into the morning. Chicago-born music legend Derrick Carter delivered a palpable live set of house, soul, jazz, old-school disco and practically everything in between.

 

A musical onslaught also came in the form of New York DJ Kim Ann Foxman, UK club queen Feral is Kinky and Mardi Gras DJ icon DJ Sveta, as well as top Australian DJs including Dan Slater, Adam Love, Alex Taylor and Dan Slater.

 

Images from The Party available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sglmg/sets/72157641774810684/

 

ABOUT SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world’s most spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride and diversity. Each year, tens of thousands of international and interstate visitors come to Sydney to experience a three-week festival of over 100 events, culminating in the iconic Mardi Gras Parade and Party.