What’s on Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Grammy-nominated Adam Lambert will headline the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024 alongside over 150 artists, including CeCe Peniston, Slayyyter, Cub Sport, and Ultra Naté.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024 is set to surpass all expectations, presenting a colossal line-up of over 150 performers across the Festival’s key events. This year’s festival brilliantly showcases an array of global stars, comedians, drag and performance artists, and top-tier international and local DJs. All reflecting the rich diversity and dynamic energy of the LGBTQIA+ community.

International superstar Adam Lambert will lead the Mardi Gras Party, headlining the Hordern Pavilion, supported by the iconic Ultra Naté, famed for her hit 1997 track “Free”. “Finally” queen anthem powerhouse CeCe Peniston will command the Forecourt stage. Electric sensation Slayyyter brings an exclusive Australian performance to the iconic Bondi Beach Party, joined by a stacked line-up of international DJs.

A special guest performer, whose identity can’t be revealed until mid-February, is poised to join this stellar line-up. Completing this diverse roster, Aussie favourites Cub Sport and MAY-A will delight fans at Laneway and Ultra Violet, adding to the festival’s dynamic and eclectic mix of music and entertainment.

Mardi Gras Party

Prepare to be devoured by debauchery at the Mardi Gras Party, an adult playground spanning six distinct venues, each pulsating with its unique vibe and line-up. This colossal event features 10 hours of non-stop entertainment. Drawing in over 10,000 people and showcasing over 50 artists in a hypnotic fusion of house, techno, pop, electronica, nu-disco, club, and R’n’B.

The Hordern Pavilion adopts a grunge warehouse energy this year, offering contemporary, Chicago, and vocal house. Headlined by the sensational Adam Lambert, the venue also welcomes the talents of Ultra Naté, ONYX, Brett Austin, Patrick Mason (GER), DJ Monki (UK), and Mark Alsop.

The Forecourt is an open-air haven for vocal house, pop, and nu-disco lovers. Featuring an exclusive Australian performance by headliner CeCe Peniston. This venue will keep party-goers dancing till sunrise with Keiynan Lonsdale, Miss Katalyna, Shigeki (JPN), Bobby Blanco (UK), SGT Slick, and Ebstar.

Liberty Hall delves into the darker realms of techno, tech-house, world music, and electronica, reminiscent of a Boiler Room setting. This space will feature music by DJ Naian, Lisa May, AK Sports (US), Jennifer Loveless (GER), Marsh Long and Chela.

The Big Top offers a nostalgic escape with 90s and 00s club classics, creating a fun, house party pre-drinks atmosphere. Here, DADSMAYO, Charlie Villas, Mary Kiani, Alan Thompson, Kate Monroe and GI Jode will bring back beloved musical memories.

Prepare for delightful debauchery at the Mardi Gras Party

Bondi Beach Party

Bondi Beach Party is a festival favourite, hosting 15,000 revellers, is not just a party. But a showcase of exclusive Australian performances from some of the world’s most renowned international club DJs and pop icons.

Pop phenomenon Slayyyter (USA) will ‘make waves’ with her Australian exclusive performance. Adding to this exclusive line-up are global DJs like Jay Jay Revlon (UK), Lagoon Femshaymer (UK), and Corey Craig (US). Local favourites Tyoow, Mama de Leche, and Beth Yen (ACT) will amplify the atmosphere, ensuring the party vibes resonate as the sun sets on this iconic global landmark.

Bondi Beach Party: the biggest party of the 2024 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

Fair Day

Fair Day leads the charge on Sunday 18 February with a kaleidoscope of celebrations at Victoria Park. The free community event features a rich tapestry of activities. From the dynamic First Nations Circle and the beloved Doggywood pageant. To the innovative Trans Camp and the lively Karaoke Cave.

Drag King Games returns to the Main Stage with a showdown of charm and talent that’s set to crown a new reigning King. The stage will also host a diverse range of artists and community groups. Expect the dynamic energy of Melissa Tkautz, the cast of hit musical & Juliet, and the captivating beats of LION. As well as a special Sissy Ball showcase. To cap it off, the Main Stage will feature legendary performances from Paul Capsis and Royston Noell. With DJ Nate keeping the energy high as the sun sets.

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