Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham and So You Think You Can Dance star Rhys Bobridge join forces on Saturday February 20, for 21 Down, the official launch to the Mardi Gras Youth Festival.
Bobridge will host a special under-21s event at Slide, featuring five hours of performances and DJ slots from top local acts.
Mitcham will give a keynote speech, about his own experiences as a young gay man, before giving young people the opportunity to speak with, and maybe even dance, with the olympic athlete.
The event is free, and a completely drug and alcohol free space for young GLBT people and their friends to celebrate the beginning of Mardi Gras.
Other events on the Youth Festival line-up include: West Reflects – Youth Participation in Mardi Gras, a visual display of photos and reports of Western Sydney youth groups involved with Mardi Gras; youth bush walks; and Late Nite Shopping, a night of performance poetry and roller skating being held in Carlton.

To make a booking for 21 Down, call 9206 2077 or email youth@acon.org.au. For more information on Youth Festival events visit www.twenty10.org.au.

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