No one knows how to put on a show like the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and 2021’s parade and party look as big as any before them, despite Covid concerns.
Just announced today is the news that international singing sensation Rita Ora will head up a superstar line-up of entertainment for the events, which are being held on Saturday 6 March, 2021.
The UK powerhouse behind hit songs ‘Anywhere’ and new release ‘Big’, Ora will light up the Sydney Cricket Ground with her performance, transforming the venue into a sparkling showcase of LGBTQI+ culture and community.
Other entertainment on the night will include soulful electronic duo Electric Fields, ARIA-winning art-pop songwriter Montaigne, and indie pop darling G Flip. There’ll also be a special ‘Welcome to Country’ curated by Ben Graetzwill and featuring the likes of singer/songwriter Scott Hunter and the Koomurri, NAISDA and Buuja Butterfly dancers.
“The Parade is such a special event for the community,” said Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger. “It is a loud, proud and welcoming celebration of community spirit and connectedness [and] the move to the SCG has presented us with a unique opportunity to add to the spectacle of the parade with some truly awe-inspiring performances.”
There is no word yet on how organisers intend on applying rules of social distancing but let’s just say they, and the LGBTQI+ community certainly have their (social) work cut out for them this year.
For those that can’t join the action at the SCG, parade partner SBS will be broadcasting the event live so audiences around Australia can watch from home or from various venues showing the parade around the country.
What: 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) + live broadcast on SBS
When: Saturday 6 March, 2021
Tickets: Adults $20, Group bookings of four $50, Children under 15 or concession $15
More info: www.mardigras.org.au