The Farewell party on Saturday 9 November promises to bring the Sydney Gay Games to a thunderous close, with the announcement last week that Tina Arena would be the headline performer at the event.

The internationally renowned Aussie songstress will perform her song Symphony Of Life at the party, which will bring 25,000 Games participants and spectators together for the last time.

Australian performers will dominate the night’s entertainment, with Melissa Tkautz, Michal Nicolas and Shauna Jensen all confirmed as performers.

Arena said she felt honoured to be asked to perform at the party.

The last time I performed at a gay event was here in Sydney in 1997, and I had an amazing time, she said (Arena performed her hit single Burn at the 1997 Sleaze Ball). I’m thrilled to be performing Symphony Of Life, which I think couldn’t be a more fitting way to bring down the curtain on what is going to be an amazing week of sport, culture and fun.

Party director Gary Leeson described Arena as the perfect act for Farewell.

She has a voice from heaven and I’m incredibly excited that she will be lending her amazing talent to our final night of celebration, he said.

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