Mardigrasland was a sellout in 2012, and with 2013 being the 35th anniversary of Sydney Mardi Gras, it’s expected to be the mother of all parties.
Step inside the gates of Mardigrasland into a queer-fantasy world where more than 17,000 up-for-it partygoers dance and roam free, the best DJs from Australia and overseas take you somewhere else, and big-name artists bring the house down.
Chicane, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, The Freemasons, George Michael, Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Adam Lambert and Kelly Rowland are just some of the special guests who have thrilled and shocked in the past.
At the 2012 party, Kylie Minogue raised the roof with a spectacular mini-concert of her greatest hits, complete with elaborate costumes and a troupe of dancers.
Royal Hall of Industries
Mega stage shows, superstar divas, kings and queens of drag, killer international and local DJs, together with an awe-inspiring light display and a monster, pumping sound production make this the biggest hair-raising, hands-in-the-air party experience in Southern Hemisphere.
Adam Love | Mitzi Macintosh (Show) | Kitty Glitter | Delta Goodrem | Bimbo Jones | Loreen | Wayne G – FEAT. Peyton | Dan Murphy FEAT. Zoe | Heather Small
With a slightly darker, more progressive feel, a light, laser, video and sound design for which Mardi Gras is world-famous, and featuring The Presets full touring stage show, the Hordern is a unique experience not to be missed.
Mike Kelly | Sveta | Crystal Pepsi (Jake Shears) | The Presets Live | Chip | Feenixpawl
The Dome is like a queer haven, an underground party with some of our favourite DJs intermixed with artists playing festivals like Folsom St in San Francisco. You might need to watch yourself in this moody, sexy space.
Nina Las Vegas | Stereogamous featuring Shaun J Wright Live Vocals | Garcon Garcon (Show) | Hi Fashion (Show) | Matt Vaughan
Journey through 35 years of party music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and noughties in a multi-leveled, total club venue.
Stephen Alkins | ‘70s – DJ Fatcat | ‘80s – Paul Holden | ‘90s – Ruby | 2000s – Surprise Act
The Gaydar Lounge at PJ Gallaghers
A great lounge space with a relaxed feel. Something different from the more pumped scenes of the RHI and Hordern. A place to sit, catch your breath and get close with friends (old or brand new) over a drink while great DJs maintain just the right mood.
DJ comp winners | Jim Jam | Sista P
Showcasing some of Sydney’s freshest DJS and performers, the marquee was a huge hit in 2012. And in 2013 it’s going bigger and better and even more fantastic.
It’s the first and last port of call on your magical Mardigraslandvoyage, so there’ll be two of Australia’s hottest DJs in Australia to make sure your night starts and ends on the perfect high.
Beth Yen | Alex Taylor
Dom De Sousa | Frankie Shin | DJ Du Jour | Johny Blue Boy
Win with Gaydar at Mardigrasland
Gay online dating portal Gaydar is giving you a chance to win 7 nights in London and $3000 spending money. To be in the running, simply head to the Gaydar Lounge at Mardigrasland (PJ Gallaghers) this Saturday, and capture ‘the night of your life’ in their Gaydar photobooth. While you’re there, you can also charge your phone and just chillout for a bit. Then upload your photo, and vote on others at this link: Party.Gaydar.Net
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