Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras Party 2023 Line-Up

It’s almost time to lose yourself in the ultimate party playground – as the highly anticipated line-up for the sold-out Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras 2023 Party hits the web.

Agnes, Sugababes

Taking place after the always iconic Mardi Gras Parade on 25 February, the Party will host more than 10,000 partygoers for the biggest and longest-running LGBTQIA+ dance party in the Southern Hemisphere.

“We are thrilled to announce the line-up for Mardi Gras Party 2023 and can't wait to see everyone come together to celebrate love and diversity on the dance floor,” Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger says.

“We know how much Party has been missed over the past couple years, and with over 50 talented artists, performers and DJs involved, it's sure to be a night (and morning) to remember. See you on the dance floor!”

In 2023, Party will return to its dance roots. There will be acclaimed international DJs and surprise pop-up performances across multiple indoor and outdoor spaces – The Hordern, The Forecourt, Liberty Hall, Watson’s, The Courts, and Peter Finch Lawn.

Taking to the stage across this huge event will be none other than UK chart-toppers Sugababes, returning to Australia for the first time in more than two decades with their original line-up of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy.

Swedish pop star Agnes will bring her electric energy too – with chart-topping new tracks like ‘Fingers Crossed’ and ‘Love And Appreciation’ dominating dancefloors and the classic LGBTQIA+ club staple ‘Release Me’.

The Party also plays host to the Mardi Gras Midnight Show, a tribute to the colourful history of the Sydney drag and showgirls scene and ‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert’, celebrating 30 years since it was filmed. Plus, the return of the iconic ‘I Am What I Am’ show, this year featuring Electric Fields and First Nations drag icons performing a specially recorded cover of the song featuring First Nations language.

It wouldn’t be a 10-hour long dance party without a line-up of local, international and interstate DJs playing across the spaces. HAAi (UK) brings a unique style of techno blending world music influences; Peach (CAN, UK) is known for melodic, tech house, electronic, club and techno; I. JORDAN (UK) known for Ministry Of Sound, Berghain and Tomorrowland; HALFQUEEN (NZ) with genre-bending twerkhall sets; Mark Picchiotti (USA), a DJ, producer, remixer and songwriter, who has remixed for artists like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Mariah Carey; and SanFranDisko (USA), wizard, scientist and true Disko-citizen.

Legends of Sydney’s queer club scene will be spinning tracks too – like Sveta, James Alexandr, Victoria Anthony, and Kitty Glitter. Plus there are rising DJ talents, the likes of Dan Azzo, Fried Pork Chop, mirasia, and crescendoll.

The Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras Party is on at Moore Park 25 February.