The Forum at Fox Studios will be turned into a dancehall filled with hand-waiving, lyric-mouthing, handbag house music, along with a little rock, electro and live music at this year’s Mardi Gras party.

Live acts The Ones, Infusion, Miami Horror, Beau Monde will join a long list of DJ’s such as Lauren Flax and Dan Randomin the venue on Saturday March 7.

This year sees a New York flavour pervading the popular venue. Fierce NYC glamour band The Ones headline the night, and will have you all up, all dancing to their deliciously distinct flavour of disco-punk. 

Their stunning debut song Flawless was an international club anthem and reached the top 10 in the UK in 2001, and then again in 2004 when George Michael added lyrics to it for his hit Flawless (Go To The City). Their outrageous attitude, penchant for quirky, stylistic fashion and early nineties electro sound has made them a fixture on the New York scene for years, and their style has been rightfully compared to label mates Scissor Sisters and Le Tigre.

Joining them on the flight from New York will be superstar DJ Lauren Flax. Fresh out of Brooklyn, New York, Lauren has made an international name for herself as one of the most exciting electro-house DJs around. She is synonymous with the hippest clubs in NYC, invited to throw down mayhem-inducing sets around the world, and now she’s coming to Sydney to perform her infamous music style just for you.

The Forum remains a place to see the best in Australian live music that you already know and love, or that you should. Recognised for being at the forefront of the musical zeitgeist with their ARIA award-winning rock-electro, Infusion are set to perform a mind-blowing live show.

Practically defining the current underground dance scene in Australia, the Girls Can Be Cruel and Better World singers have released several hugely successful albums and their songs are instantly recognisable. Working alongside luminaries such as New Order and Basement Jaxx, they’ve played in 39 countries and 123 cities over the years, and are bringing their unique beats and clever lyrics direct to you at this year’s Mardi Gras Party.

Melbourne’s electro-synth rising stars Miami Horror will also take the stage. Infamous for their unparalleled remixing skills, they’ve recently released their first EP Bravado with electro hit Don’t Be On With Her that currently has kids losing their minds on dancefloors all around Australia. Make sure you’re there to say you saw them live before they made it big.

Meanwhile Sydney’s own Beau Monde will be showcasing their big-guitar melodies that are set to raise the roof on The Forum. Purveying their very own style of retro glam-rock and power-pop, Beau Monde have been described as on the verge of something big. Be there to see them live, where they may follow the lead of small-time bands such as Faker who performed at Mardi Gras Party moments before they shot to national and worldwide fame.

And Mardi Gras will keep you guessing on the night with spontaneous entertainment throughout the night from some of the most interesting and outrageous figures in the scene today. You’ll never know whats coming next, with cameo performances from Glamour Pour Le Hammer performer and DJ Faggot Rooster, LA cabaret star and self proclaimed world saviour Glace Chase (pictured) and jaw-dropping dance-comedy group The 4 O’Clock Dancers.

The night’s live acts will be interspersed with the best rock-electro DJs we could find. Watch them mash up rock tunes with ease, as JJJ’s Dan Random, Sydney’s Matt Vaughn (Loose Ends), infamous duo Stereogamous (Seymour Buttz and Paul Mac) and the inimitable Avra Cybele (Handlebar) man the decks and keep the music unpredictable, alternative, highly danceable, and most of all fun all night long in the Forum.

info: for more details visit www.mardigras.org.au

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