It's Pride Season Down Under


It’s summer in Australia and that can only mean one thing: Mardi Gras season! Put away your Ugg boots and grab that bikini for one of the biggest gay festivals in the world. Curve has all the latest info, party highlights, and more on Australia’s most celebrated pride party.

Not just a march and a dance party, Sydney’s Mardi Gras Festival spans two weeks and includes over 80 events featuring queer theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, and lots of parties. The fun culminates with the Mardi Gras parade, a night pride march watched by millions around the world. 

The infamous Sydney Opera House has joined in on the fun and brings world-class entertainment to the festival, offering events with “Tales of the City” author Armistead Maupin and the theatrical genius of Taylor Mac with his show “The Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook or Comparison is Violence.”

Also performing for the festival is one of our favourite lesbian comedians Lily Tomlin. This award-winning and openly lesbian screen icon promises to bring her fine sense of humour to the stage.

The Mardi Gras season is packed with parties this year. Get your tan on at the Pool Party at Ivy Pool Club, or look out over iconic Bondi Beach with the Beach Party. Get ready for spectacular views with the first ever Top party at Sydney Tower, and for those wanting something a bit low-key, there’s always time for a picnic and a chat at the popular Fair Day.

Biggest of the lot is the Mardi Gras Party, one of the world’s most celebrated dance parties. Last year’s party saw secret performances from George Michael, Kelly Rowland and Adam Lambert, with DJs David Guetta and Carl Cox. The big question this year will be who is playing that party – and will you be on the dance floor?

Curve wants you!
Be there on March 5, 2011 when Sydney rolls out the pink carpet. Be a part of the first All-American girl float. Dress up and represent your country in the land Down Under for Mardi Gras. Stay tuned to find out how you can become a part of this spectacular event.

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