Tag: Sydney World Pride

Ride the Vengabus this Sydney World Pride

Vengabus drag queen Sydney gay bus

There’s no secret that the Vengaboys are coming and everybody’s jumping this Sydney World Pride 2023! And to celebrate, they’ve partnered with Uber to shuttle an actual Vengabus around town to cart guests from party to party. From February 17 until March 5 the ultimate party bus called Uber Pride Ride will run throughout the festival, and be jam packed with on-board performances from drag icons like Jojo Zaho, Carla from Bankstown, Coco Jumbo, as well as educational talks from Black Rainbow, which advocates for LGBTQI+SB first nations voices.  So get your gladrags on and prepare to party, because Uber is bringing the ultimate inner city disco onwheels to Sydney for Pride. Hosted by 90s pop icons the Vengaboys and drag queen royalty, the UberPride Ride is a free hop-on, hop-off bendy bus, helping festival-goers navigate around events easily,safely and with heaps of fun en route.

See drag queens Trinity The Tuck, Monét X Change, Jinkx Monsoon in May

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After the glitter has settled this Sydney World Pride 2023 and the day jobs kick back, your next opportunity to check back out of reality and get your drag on won’t be too hard behind! See more about Sydney World Pride 2023 here. This May along the eastern seaboard of Australia, the Queens will be serving up the ultimate eleganza extravaganza in the LEGENDS Tour has already proved a hit with Aussies and Kiwis, with a number of shows already sold out (Brisbane, Sydney and Perth) and final tickets on sale for Melbourne and Adelaide. Due to unprecedented demand, more dates have been added for Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, with all ages performances also added to the schedule to keep it inclusive. With meet and greets on offer, too the time is now for tickets.

Kinselas Sydney Mardi Gras plans: Walk Proud on 17 February

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Kinselas has been so many things to so many people and now this month – it’s going gay… er! Right in the heart of Darlinghurst, in the heavily foot-trafficked paving of Taylor’s Square, you’ll get the opportunity to see some LGBTIQA+ friendly performers and music people resident in a space as part of Walk Proud in collaboration with Johnnie Walker; open to all featuring over 40 events including music, art, talks and performances throughout its 3-week residence. The stellar line-up will be headlined by some of the world’s biggest talent across all queer identities, including critically acclaimed non-binary musician G Flip, Queer Folk-Pop artist Alex The Astronaut, Australian Pop Band Cub Sport and AFL legend Sabrina Frederick. The iconic Kinselas will also be sporting a new facade, with a specially designed mural by inclusive Australian Fashion Label Double Rainbouu Founder, Mikey Nolan. The mural, to be unveiled on 17th February, is one of the largest in Sydney’s Rainbow City, designed to represent the many identities that form part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Reuben Kaye to host Opera Up Late this Sydney World Pride

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Opera Up Late is back this February! A bespoke arts event from Opera Australia, in association with Sydney WorldPride, on 18 and 23 February, it’ll shine a light on all things artistic and musical in a camp explosion of humour and art, totally befitting the Sydney World Pride events of 2023. And this year, Australian queen of camp comedy, Reuben Kaye will host, bringing his brutally funny and multi-award winning comedy to the stage. Reuben Kaye is an Australian comedian, singer and writer, who has cemented himself as one of the biggest names in comedy and cabaret both locally and internationally, while also accruing a massive following on Tiktok, Youtube and Instagram. What is Opera Up Late about? Opera Up Late shines a light on the extraordinary talent that the queer community brings to the national company, Opera Australia and the iconic Sydney Opera House as Sydney WorldPride takes over the city in 2023. In a rare late night peek beneath the city’s famous sails these performances begin at 11:00pm and feature artists from Opera Australia, including Australian tenors Tomas Dalton and Benjamin Rasheed, mezzo-soprano Angela Hogan, soprano Cathy-Di Zhang and musical theatre’s rising star Annie Aitken, with music direction by Opera Australia’s Chorus Master Paul Fitzsimon. There’s more at the Opera Up Late website

Sydney will go rainbow for World Pride 2023

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It’s official! Sydney is getting gayer. Organisations across Greater Sydney including the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and the Scenic Skyway in Katoomba will be installing free, public artworks to celebrate the 17-day LGBTQIA+ festival that is World Pride 2023 – complete with Kylie Minogue – to welcome to world to Sydney. What can you expect? Here’s a run-down… The installations include a 50-metre-long abstract floral rainbow wall made up of around 18,000 colourful plants at The Calyx inside the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – one of the largest living green walls in the Southern Hemisphere. The floral rainbow wall forms part of the Garden’s new Love Your Nature horticultural exhibition, which fittingly celebrates the diverse world of plant-love with a kaleidoscope of colour, plants and passion. The City of Sydney will install its own floral installations, including planter boxes and a floral wall, which will be created using hundreds of plants and foliage in the colours of the rainbow flag. Randwick Council will also update its famous 27-metre-long rainbow walkway at Coogee Beach to add the colours of the Progress Flag, a version of the traditional rainbow flag that includes additional stripes to represent people of colour and the trans community. In the Blue Mountains, Katoomba’s famous Scenic Skyway will be transformed into a giant progress flag, a dramatic vision set against the World Heritage landscapes of the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley. Meanwhile, the University of Sydney will showcase a night-time rainbow mural throughout the festival at its Footbridge Gallery at the University’s… Read More