Kicking off on 16 February with a stellar Fair Day extravaganza, multi-award-winning stand-up comedian Rhys Nicholson will deliver an exclusive opening sketch, plus LGBTQI DJs Victoria Anthony and Johnny Blue Boy will be spinning feel good tunes. Iconic Aussie queens including Pomara Fifth, Fran Giapanni, Ivy League and Vybe will also be part of the event line up.
The event line up has been curated by Trevor Ashley, one of Australia’s most sought-after and successful LGBTQI performers with the purpose of encouraging Sydneysiders to ‘express yassself’. Other free events include:
- Bingay Bingo, starring Charisma Belle and Naomi
- Mega Drag hosted by Hannah Conda
- Broadway by Broadway starring Noah Mullins, Josie Lane, Daniel Assetta and Angelique Cassimatis
Shoppers will also experience a range of eye-catching Instagram-worthy installations, including a bespoke ‘Yasss Express’ rainbow arch at the Ground Floor travelators.
Speaking of diversity and inclusivity, Justine Saltmarsh, Centre Manager, Broadway Sydney says,
“Being able to explore self-expression safely is important for the LGBTQI community. Shopping centres can be a safe haven, and Mirvac Retail centres, including Broadway Sydney recognise this. That’s why, in line with the Mardi Gras celebrations, Mirvac Retail centres including Broadway Sydney, East Village, MetCentre, Tramsheds and Brisbane’s Toombul are partnering with ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTQI health organisation, to be included in ACON’s ‘Welcome Here’ project.”
The Mardi Gras celebrations are part of the exciting event line up at Broadway Sydney in the coming months, with the global phenomenon and the world’s most Instagrammable exhibit, HAPPY PLACE, taking over the centre’s rooftop from Friday 6 March 2020 until Sunday 3 May 2020.