ONE of the biggest events on the queer calendar is upon us and it’s time to plan where you’ll be watching the grand event so you don’t miss out on all the camp highlights.

The Eurovision Song Contest final will air this Sunday live from Stockholm, Sweden and hopefully will feature Australia’s own Dami Im, if she makes it through her semi-final.

 Two fantastic events in Sydney are being held for people wanting to get into the Eurovision spirit, and they will also be key fundraisers of ACON NSW’s leading HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health organisation.

Eurovision fans and tragics can go to either the Oxford Art Factory for Gay4Play’s night of campness, or be entertained by the mesmerising Hannah Conda as she hosts the broadcast of the Grand Final at the Ritz Cinema in Randwick.

Gay4Play promises an extensive evening full of activities to sate any Eurovision fan’s desires.

“Long before Idol, X Factor and Australia’s Got Talent, Eurovision put iconic acts such as ABBA and Celine Dion on the world map,” Gay4Play organisers said.

“We will begin with a mash‐up of the finalist songs from 5pm, before the screening of the grand final from 7:30pm.

“Throughout the evening there will be Eurovision trivia and a best‐dressed competition.”

Over at The Ritz Cinema in Randwick, Sydney drag star Hannah Conda will emcee their Eurovision festivities where fans can watch the Grand Final on a giant cinema screen.

Hannah Conda Photo: Supplied

Hannah Conda Photo: Supplied

Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favourite past contestants or just in the theme of Eurovision campness, with prizes for best costumes at both parties.

Hannah said she is excited about hosting the event and will even be doing some performances on the night.

“People can expect all the fun that is Eurovision. I’ll be doing a couple of numbers from my favourite Eurovision stars over the past few years,” she told Star Observer.

“We will also be watching the whole show, so it’s going to be a wild and very gay ride together.

“I love how magical Eurovision is. The costumes, the music and the grand scale of it. I love the community behind the contest and everyone’s passion for it. It really makes me smile and cannot wait to be apart of the party.”

Tickets for both parties are available on the door (or pre-sale for Gay4Play’s party as well) for $20, with $5 going to ACON.

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