Kylie Minogue to Perform at Sydney Mardi Gras

By: Christopher Donaldson
2.14.2012

The gay gods finally took pity on Australia: After a fourteen-year hiatus, Kylie Minogue returns to Sydney for a special live performance at Mardigrasland, the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party Saturday March 3, 2012.

“It’s an incredible gift from Kylie to us and without a doubt the jewel in the Mardi Gras Party crown,” says Michael Rolik, CEO of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. “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.”

And to show how dedicated they are, Mardigrasland officials will honor the 43-year-old songstress with the K25, an enormous float carrying two-and-a-half decades’ worth of Kylie’s music and over 200 dancers who might do a whole bunch of things so gay you won’t be able to talk about them at work even if someone from human resources intervenes.

Started in 1978, Mardigrasland attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators and more than 9,000 parading bodies spread across Oxford and Flinders Streets, in which you can see everything from wild dancing and exotic costumes to performances by RuPaul, Sam Sparro, Sneaky Sound System, Chicane, and a variety of local and international acts and DJs.

Sydney Mardi Gras Party takes place Saturday March 3 at Playbill Venues and Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from 10 pm – 8 am. Tickets at www.mardigras.org.au.