ANN presents a sneak peek at events and performances you should not miss as Sydney gets ready to celebrate the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
The popular Mardi Gras Parade will take place this Saturday, March 5. The parade is a dazzling array of people, floats and festivities. With all the celebrities joining in, it also promises to be entertaining than ever. Samantha Jade will perform on the “The Star’s Shine Bright” float. Other stars like Gamble Breaux, Magda Szubanski, Tom Ballard, Patrick Abboud and Faustina ‘Fuzzy’ Agolley too are expected to join Jade, reports Daily Mail.
This is just one float of the 170 that will take the Sydney streets. Gay News Network explains there are many more to watch out for. Some of them are listed here.
Gay for Ruby Rose: The float consists of 20 participants so far. It aims to celebrate Ruby Rose. “The Orange Is the New Black” star is considered as an icon of self-expression and gender diversity, explains the Gay News Network. The float members are expected to carry signs resembling social media memes.
Let’s Get Married Australia: This float has a political colour to it. All the 100 participants aim to highlight the need to expedite Sydney’s move towards LGBT rights and marriage equality.
Gayby Baby: This float with 30 members celebrates children of rainbow families. The Gay News Network explains that the float will be made up of the families and friends who also appear in the photo exhibit “Gaybies: We are Not a Hypothetical” and “Growing Up Gayby.”
The enchanting parade will be followed by an equally mesmerising party. The Mardi Gras website reveals an eclectic line up that features the likes of Deborah Cox, Conchita Wurst, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Top 3 Finalists, and Courtney Act. The lineup also consists of Dirty Pop, Ben Manson, Rado, YO! MAFIA, Tracy Young, Mark Picchiotti, Buck Naked, Mark Alsop MA15+, Victoria Anthony, Kitty Glitter, Maze and Masters, Colin Gaff, Haylenise, Seismic and Tanner Derby.
This year, Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade is going to be bigger and better. According to Huffington Post, the parade will attract more than 10,000 participants from world over. There will be more than a quarter of a million people to view the parade. The parade will start at 7 in the evening from the corner of College and Oxford Streets and the party will kick off at 10 p.m. at the Hordern Pavilion.