Ummm, WHAT?! Seriously, are Mardi Gras trying to give us all a stroke?? After literally blowing our minds last month when announcing that pop-icon and glittered goddess, Kesha, had been added to the Official Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras After-Party line-up, we were again this morning left picking our jaws back up off the floor.
Announced this morning via social media (above), the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras have confirmed that pioneer of pop and all-round LGBTIQ+ royalty, Sam Smith, is headed to the world-famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and will later join the official Mardi Gras After-Party with an electrifying performance on Saturday 29th of February, 2020.
Unfamiliar with the world-famous queen that is Sam Smith? Disappointed, but we’ve got you hun. Sam established themselves as one of the world’s most soulful voices and has topped the charts worldwide with hits including: “Money on My Mind”, “Stay With Me”, “Writings on the Wall”, “Too Good at Goodbyes” and 2018 dancefloor anthem “Promises” (with Calvin Harris). An absolute mood, to say the least.
Famed for being one of the music industry’s most influential LGBTIQ+ voices, Sam has used their platform to advocate for a broad spectrum of queer issues. Coming out as non-binary in 2019, the singer has spoken publicly about their experiences and helped to improve public awareness of what it means to be genderqueer. They have also been honoured for their contributions to the LGBTIQ+ community with the award for Best Music Artist at the 2016 British LGBT Awards and a nomination for Outstanding Musical Artist at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards.
Sam Smith will be joining a line-up of pop royalty including previously announced headliner Dua Lipa, Kesha and Brazillian drag superstar Pabllo Vittar, as well as a stacked line-up of eccentric and extraordinary DJs.
Unfamiliar with the Mardi Gras Party? Buckle up hun, this party is one like no other. Australia’s most treasured LGBTQI Party, 2020 will see the Mardi Gras Party transform The Hordern Pavilion and surrounding areas into a brand-new adult play land, bursting with music, light and performances aplenty.
Tickets to the annual Mardi Gras party sell out quick, so get in quick ladies, or risk missing out on not one, not two, but THREE of the world’s biggest queens. You won’t regret.
What: Mardi Gras Party ‘20
Where: The Hordern Pavilion and surrounding areas, Moore Park
When: Saturday 29 February, 2020
Time: 10pm – 8am
Tickets: Fourth release tickets on sale now at $187.20 + transaction fees here