Kylie Minogue will perform live at this year’s Mardi Gras Party in a performance being billed as ‘unique to Mardi Gras and unique to Sydney, not to be seen anywhere else’.

While details about the performance are being kept under wraps, the announcement brings to an end weeks of speculation as to whether Minogue, who has already been announced as a special guest at this year’s Parade, would step on to the Party stage and perform for the first time in 14 years.

“Being part of Mardi Gras this year is so important to me because I know that so many of my fans make up the amazing community it represents,” the songstress said.

“Performing at the Party is my way of saying thanks for 25 amazing years together. It’s been a really beautiful relationship that has always been filled with overwhelming support and a lot of love.”

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Mardi Gras CEO Michael Rolik said the performance at Mardigrasland on Saturday, March 3 was ‘an incredible gift’.

“It’s an incredible gift from Kylie to us and without a doubt the jewel in the Mardi Gras Party crown,” he said.

“We are already thrilled to have her watch the Parade with us, so having her perform live at Mardigrasland is a truly unique gift to our community and to Sydney at large.”

Minogue is also said to be ‘beyond excited’ to take in the electrifying ambience of the Parade and watch Sydney Mardi Gras’ honorary Kylie float, K25, make its way along the Parade route.

“Our spectacular K25 float pays tribute to two and a half decades of Kylie’s music and features over 200 dancers,” Rolik said. “It’s our community’s gesture of love to a performer who has given us 25 years of amazing artistry and Kylie is returning that love by performing for us later that evening at Mardigrasland.”

Minogue’s appearance adds to an already stellar Party line-up, that now also includes Australian singer-songwriter Sam Sparro.

Sparro was yesterday confirmed to do a special performance at the Party and joins RuPaul, Sneaky Sound System, Chicane and a variety of local and international acts and DJs.

“We understand the magnitude of Kylie’s performance and are as excited as everyone else so we will do our best to ensure it’s made accessible to as many people as possible,” Rolik said.

“This is after all an incredibly special gift from Kylie to her countless fans across our community, so we are going to make it a truly unforgettable night.

“If you have yet to secure your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime Mardigrasland, we suggest you jump right on it today. We would hate for people to miss out, especially this year.”

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INFO: Sydney Mardi Gras Party — Mardigrasland — takes place on Saturday March 3 at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from 10pm. Tickets at www.mardigras.org.au The Parade Viewing Area, Club Tropicana, tickets are also on sale from www.mardigras.org.au

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