IT is one of the very few parties to be held on Sydney’s harbour foreshores each year, so it’s understandable that the excitement for this weekend’s Mardi Gras Harbour Party is palpable.

And according to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras chief executive Michael Rolik, it is in fact the only LGBTI-friendly party that’s ever held on the harbour foreshores.

With a bigger dance floor in store but similar northboud stage set-up this year, he said the party was more than just about the music.

“When you dance, you get this magnificent vista overlooking Sydney Harbour,” he said.

“So you get beautiful sunset views of the harbour and then you’re basically dancing under the stars.”

Rolik also said this year’s weather forecast looked very promising.

“Yes, it rained last year but people still had a great time,” he said.

“But this weekend the weather looks good.”

Other features of the party includes pop-up performers, cocktail bars and chill-out zones.

One of the DJs announced so far is Joey Negro, best-known for My Vision, his collaborative hit with Seal (when he was known as Jakatta).

“He’ll be playing some uplifting and soulful house and disco,” Rolik said.

“Which is perfect for Harbour Party’s atmosphere.”

Other DJs include Australia’s GI Joe, and Paul Goodyear — who started his career in Australia before moving to bigger success in the USA.

“He’s a bit of a legend here and overseas,” Rolik said.

As with the official Party on March 1, revellers can expect surprise performances from big names and all will be announced in the lead-up the event.

Rolick said Harbour Party was truly unmissable, and a truly unique Sydney experience.

He also said it was a fundraiser for both Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

“If you believe in law reform and LGBTI rights this is a great way to support it,” he said.

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