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Minus18 Queer Formal

Minus18 Queer Formal

The Minus18 Queer Formal® is returning to Sydney in 2020, and in a most spectacular fashion: for its first ever Mardi Gras!

Queer Formal is an unforgettable evening of live music, dancing, glamour stations, activations, dinner, dessert and much, much more - for all LGBTIQ young people aged 13-19 and their friends. Minus18 celebrates every identity, in an inclusive space where anyone can bring a same-sex partner, embrace their identity and express themselves however they want.


● All tickets are gloriously FREE
● One ticket booking per person
● If you find out you’re unable to attend, please un-register your spot via Eventbrite so someone else can attend
● No allocated seating or tables – the vibes at this formal are casual, and primed for friend-making ACCESSIBILITY
● Tram station pick-up and drop off
● Completely drug, alcohol and smoke-free zone
● Wheelchair accessible
● Youth workers on-site

Visit our website for more information around volunteering and supporting our event - every ticket is made available free thanks to donations and community support.

Minus18 acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney.

Fair Day

Fair Day

An all-day rainbow adventure for the whole family, Fair Day is a landmark of the Mardi Gras Festival that sees our communities shine brightly together. Enjoy the summer sunshine with a picnic, shop the community stalls for your Festival outfit or join the fun and games in the Sports Village. There is something on offer for everyone, including your precious fur babies who can strut their stuff at the world-famous Doggywood competition.

Our Main Stage has become a festival hotspot in recent years, proudly showcasing up-and-coming and leading queer performers who are redefining the Australian music landscape to ensure LGBTQI+ voices and stories are heard. 2020 will include a spotlight on favourite queer hip hop artists, electric live sets from Bec Sandridge and Ngaiire, plus beloved community DJs taking over the decks at sun-down.

Want to apply for a Fair Day stall? Find all the details here.

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step into Paradise is the first in-depth survey that captures the dynamic energy of Linda and Jenny’s creative partnership. The exhibition draws on more than four decades of one of the most influential pairings in the history of Australian fashion, examining the influences, inspirations and compelling stories behind their work.

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson transformed the nation’s fashion and cultural heritage with their pioneering style inspired by Australia’s cultural and natural landscape, melded with global influences. Join us at the Powerhouse Museum this summer to experience the exhibition and contribute to the communal intergenerational making of their Mardi Gras float, celebrating the spirit of their social and environmental advocacy through brilliant colours, bold shapes and iconic motifs.

Working in collaboration with Creative Director Hugh O’Connor, Jenny and Linda’s float will make its debut in the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. With artist workshops by Justin Shoulder, Rosie Deacon and Doodad and Fandango, a talks series curated by Dr Sally Gray and curator tours by Glynis Jones, the Powerhouse Museum’s Summer Program is not to be missed!