Mardi Gras organisers are confident there’s something to please every thrillseeker at the official Mardi Gras Party extravaganza on March 6.

Although there was an initial outcry at the splitting of the official Mardi Gras party and parade on February 27, NMG CEO Michael Rolik said he believes both events will be successful.

“We have recognised the challenge posed by the split of the parade and party and our approach has been to ensure that the party works as a stand-alone event of world-class standards,” he said.

“I believe this party will establish a new benchmark for New Mardi Gras.”

Among the events on offer, if dancing and drag are your thing, the Royal Hall of Industries (RHI) in th Entertainment Quarter is set to put on dazzling displays filled with lights, colour and action.

Showcasing some sensational drag talent, Verushka Darling, Carmen Geddit, Vinny Vargoosh, Shelly Legs Diamond, Charisma Belle and Rocco D’Amore will rip up the RHI stage.

The much loved Mitzi Macintosh will also make a farewell Mardi Gras appearance.

Shows from acclaimed Squared Division (House of Gaga, featuring Decoda Secret) and avant-garde Ashley Evans and Antony Ginandjar are also sure to delight.

“We’re so excited, our show is set to be outrageous,” Evans said.

Not to be missed are choreographer Craig Pearce’s (2009’s I Just Wanna Dance) slutty glam-rock style fest, Aaron Farley’s (Minnie Cooper) return to the Mardi Gras stage with a MG history show, and So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Cameron Mitchell with a performance sure to be the talk of the town.

Mardi Gras Party 2010 has also attracted international DJs David Guetta and Carl Cox and live bands Itch-e and Scratch-e and Nervo.

info: For more information, visit www.mardigras.org.au/party

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