American diva Inaya Day is coming to Sydney to perform at the Big Queer Nation party on 11 June, it has been announced.

New York-based Day will perform her international dancefloor hits Nasty Girl, I Am Tha 1 and Stand By Me at the event, taking place on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

She’ll be joined at the party by Netherlands DJ and producer Ferry Corsten, who was recently ranked the world’s fifth best DJ. Corsten is best known for his hit track Rock Your Body, Rock and his remix of William Orbit’s Adagio For Strings.

Rounding out the impressive DJ line-up is Alex Taylor, Luke Leal, Jake Kilby, Kate Monroe, Neal Crawford, Scott Pullen, Mandy Rollins, Chip, Shigeki, Kelly Lynch and Greg Boladian.

The party will be held at Fox Studios in The Hordern, The Dome and Stage 11, and there will be heated tunnels between each venue.

Big Queer Nation, organised by the group Big Beat Australia, is the official launch party of 2005 Pride Week and a major fundraiser for community health organisation ACON.

We are incredibly grateful for Big Beat Australia’s fundraising support and to see the return of the traditional ACON winter party, ACON president Adrian Lovney said.

Big Queer Nation 2004 helped raise $33,950 for ACON in a wonderful example of business and community working together in partnership. We were able to donate $15,000 from the funds raised last year to community organisations with limited access to government funding.

Lovney said those organisations to receive funds last year included The Quilt Project, Velocity, Queer Screen Youth Program 2005, Luncheon Club, NorthAIDS, Twenty10, Wollongong University’s queer collective and Label Free Youth in Shoalhaven.

Tickets will be released on 2 May through
www.bigqueernation.com
and Ticketek on 9266 4800.

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