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On a night like this...in Sydney

Kylie Minogue Credit: Darenoted Ltd

Kylie Minogue to headline Sydney WorldPride opening

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On a night like this...in Sydney

Kylie Minogue Credit: Darenoted Ltd

Kylie Minogue to headline Sydney WorldPride opening

#feelnewsydney

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It’ll be Raining Glitter during Sydney WorldPride 2023 as a dazzling kaleidoscope of LGBTQIA+ colour takes over the harbour city from 17 February to 5 March 2023 – and the iconic Showgirl herself, Kylie Minogue, headlines the Live & Proud Opening Concert. Fall head over heels with the harbour city and if you Should Be So Lucky, perhaps you’ll find Love at First Sight between partying at more than 300 events, from the sparkling city to gritty-glittery Darlinghurst, Bondi, Newtown and beyond.

Your Disco Needs You in the City Centre

Sydney’s abuzz as a bonanza of stellar events brings the whole city out to play, with the harbour’s grandest icons gleaming as they gear up to showcase WorldPride – including the Pride March across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Blak & Deadly First Nations Gala Concert at the Opera House. And whether you’re donning your best eleganza for the Mardi Gras Sissy Ball or hitting The Ivy for POOF DOOF on a Saturday night, there’s a new way to play all year round. Rendezvous At Sunset for drinks at Shell House, where you’ll sip sophisticated tipples in five glamorous watering holes including the Sky Bar – famous for its Mile High Club cocktail, Art Deco opulence and extraordinary city views. Head to Mary’s Underground and The Argyle for a rolling roster of queer-friendly parties and shows, then make your way to MuMu for a late-night kiki over South-East Asian street food, Yuzu Slushee cocktails and banging beats. Afterwards, prepare to slay another day with a luxury stay at Pier One Sydney, where the chic harbourside suites ooze laidback glamour and boast views so extraordinary they’ll make you go Wow!

Find your Real Groove in Darlinghurst

Gloriously loud and rightfully proud, Darlinghurst is the epicentre of Sydney’s LGBTQIA+ nightlife and the historic heart of Australia’s queer culture. Step Back in Time at Taylor Square, where the iconic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was born from a civil rights protest in 1978, then check out Oxford Street’s colourful boutiques – including the famous House of Priscilla, where drag icons shop for frocks. Warm up for a night of Dancing at stylish street-level bars like Café Freda’s and The Colombian, or walk over to Dulcie’s and Parlar for a delectable selection of tipples. Then, grab a pre-boogie bite nearby at Pellegrino 2000 or The Paddington before hitting the tiles. Start at the historic Stonewall Hotel for Sydney’s top DJs, drag performers and dancers every night of the week; or let the night guide you to the Oxford Hotel, Palms On Oxford and Universal Sydney for rainbow-themed parties, live entertainment and late-night feasts of burgers, pastas and parmies. Once you’re all boogied out, tuck yourself in at the stylish Paramount House Hotel, where heritage details and contemporary amenities create an inspired setting fit for an Impossible Princess.

Tower Bar, Shell House, Sydney Credit: Jonny Valiant,

Tower Bar at Shell House, Sydney

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Tower Bar, Shell House, Sydney Credit: Jonny Valiant,

Tower Bar at Shell House, Sydney

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019, Sydney Credit: Jeffrey Feng

Celebrating the colourful collision of creativity and culture across our communities, the world renowned Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade unites hundreds of thousands of revellers for the biggest night on the LGBTQI+ calendar.

#feelnewsydney #ilovesydney

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019, Sydney Credit: Jeffrey Feng

Celebrating the colourful collision of creativity and culture across our communities, the world renowned Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade unites hundreds of thousands of revellers for the biggest night on the LGBTQI+ calendar.

#feelnewsydney #ilovesydney

All The Lovers flock to Bondi

Just moments from effervescent Darlinghurst, laidback Bondi Beach is where Sydney’s glam fam come together for sunset sessions that inevitably roll into Golden nights, the balmy, salty breeze adding extra sparkle to happy hour. For relaxed, old-school vibes, pull up a stool at The Royal Bondi, where you can create your own party playlist on their digital jukebox and enjoy a game of pool. At Neighbourhood, there’s low-key décor, delicious bottomless drinks packages and a sophisticated cocktail menu to sip as live DJs pump the tunes. Nearby, buzzing Don Pedros offers bottomless margaritas while Hotel Ravesis ups the glamour with innovative cocktails, jaw-dropping views over Australia’s most famous stretch of sand and shucked-to-order Sydney Rock oysters. At acclaimed North Bondi Fish, casual banquets feature quality seafood, melt-in-your-mouth steaks, salads and moreish sliders, while Rocker serves all-you-can-eat mussels as its resident DJs spin well into the night. Ready to linger a little longer? Slip off your dancing shoes, get some sand between your toes and hit refresh in a chic suite at QT Bondi.

Spinning Around Newtown and surrounds

Playful, eclectic and delightfully eccentric, the Inner West is Sydney’s creative heart – and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow flag, with LGBTQIA+ bars, clubs and a welcoming community inviting one and all to party well into the night. Rub shoulders with local artists as you wet your whistle with specialty cocktails and a vibrant wine list at Newtown’s Continental Deli, before heading to the Newtown Hotel for drag, cocktails by the jug, and outstanding DJs. Down the road at the historic Imperial Erskineville, queer entertainment and good food come together at Drag N’ Dine, where you can catch legendary performers, feast on everything from Mushroom Tostada to Snapper Ceviche, then head downstairs to The Basement for a variety of live shows and DJs. In nearby Redfern, The Bearded Tit has welcoming neighbourhood queer bar vibes, creative space for emerging artists, live music, a covetable whiskey menu and a lip-smacking cocktail list. When you’re ready to call it a night, retreat to the Old Clare Hotel for tastefully remixed heritage architecture and a lush rooftop pool to refresh you between disco naps.

Drag Performance, Sydney Credit: Destination NSW

A drag performance lights up the stage, Sydney. For media use only in Australian markets to promote NSW.

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Drag Performance, Sydney Credit: Destination NSW

A drag performance lights up the stage, Sydney. For media use only in Australian markets to promote NSW.

#feelnewsydney #ilovesydney

The Imperial Erskineville Credit: Destination NSW

Drag artists getting ready for Drag n' Dine at The Imperial Erskineville in Sydney's inner west.

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The Imperial Erskineville Credit: Destination NSW

Drag artists getting ready for Drag n' Dine at The Imperial Erskineville in Sydney's inner west.

#feelnewsydney #ilovesydney

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