Are you ready for the biggest LGBTQIA+ party in the world? Well, parties plural if we’re being pedantic. Sorted outfits? Ironed out last year’s creases from your rainbow flags? Gone through Kylie’s back catalogue? Then gone through it again? (She’s headlining the opening party. Kelly Rowland’s doing the honours at the Domain Dance Party. Charli XCX, Muna, Peaches and Courtney Act are also getting in on the, er, act.) Tried on all the right Speedos? Then tried them on again?
And, exactly 100 days from the fun (plural!) kicking off, the full program for Sydney WorldPride has been announced, and there are over 300 (count ‘em!) events, including what’s pretty much guaranteed to be the biggest LGBTQIA+ beach party, ever, in the southern hemisphere – any hemisphere! – on Bondi Beach. To mark the occasion, a rainbow sand sculpture has been built on said Bondi Beach, with Minister for Tourism, the Honourable Ben Franklin, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the CEOs of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride, Albert Kruger and Kate Wickett (names, names, names!) there to mark the occasion.
‘The Sydney WorldPride Festival Guide represents 144 pages of fabulous LGBQTIA+ creativity,’ says Kate Wickett. ‘The festival includes an extraordinary array of free and ticketed experiences from concerts to parties, theatre, sports and family events, so no matter your interests or budget, you are invited to Sydney WorldPride.
‘The first WorldPride in the southern hemisphere is a significant moment for both for the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia and Sydney. Now is the time to get ready for the global LGBTQIA+ reunion we’ve all been waiting for!’
And fancy some moving pictures with your breakfast?
Bought your tickets yet? Just think of the air miles!
Visitors to Sydney can book major event tickets with flights and accommodation through an Approved Travel Provider until 30 November. The full Sydney WorldPride Festival Guide can be found at sydneyworldpride.com.
For more information on things to see and do in Sydney during Sydney WorldPride visit www.sydney.com.