Early bird tickets now on sale for Mardi Gras’ biggest parties

Mardi Gras Party – photo by Ann-Marie CalilhannaAustralia’s biggest celebration of love and diversity is kicking off their electrifying 2017 season with early bird tickets to the hottest events!

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras early bird tickets are now on sale including: everyone’s favourite budgie-smuggling soiree, Pool Party (27 February), premium Parade viewing areas, Sideshow and Diamond Club (4 March), the spectacular Mardi Gras Party (4 March), and pumping street extravaganza, Laneway (5 March).

“We’ve got some fantastic new events that we will announce in the next few weeks,” says Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu. “There’s a new creative team on board for Mardi Gras this year and we’ve been working extremely hard to create our most diverse and inclusive program yet!

“In the meantime though, we thought it would be a wonderful gift to offer up special offer tickets to favourite festival events ahead of launching the entire season.”

The perfect excuse to give yourself a long weekend, the Mardi Gras Pool Party is the ultimate Monday spent with friends. With a retro ‘50s St Tropez vibe, palm trees, private cabanas, cool cocktails and DJ’s pumping tunes poolside, The Ivy Pool Club provides the perfect backdrop for this dance party oasis.

Forget the crowds and experience the Mardi Gras Parade in style with Parade Sideshow or Diamond Club. With access to bars, food stalls, live screens, and bathrooms, Parade Sideshow offers up grandstand seating for the perfect parade vantage point. Diamond Club is the VIP area offering up all of the above and more – right in the heart of the parade route.

The Official Mardi Gras Party is the hottest ticket of the year, every year. A glittery celebration, The Party is the largest LGBTIQ party in the Southern Hemisphere and has featured the biggest and best international and local acts including, Calvin Harris, Frankie Knuckles, Carl Cox, Kylie AND Dannii Minogue, Freemasons and more. Punters are encouraged to get in early before the event sells out!

For the ultimate after-party experience, Laneway returns in 2017 to cap off an incredible Mardi Gras season. Taking over The Beresford Hotel and adjoining laneway, this event brings together world-class DJ’s for an epic street party. Forget the morning after Bloody Mary, head here instead!

The full Mardi Gras program of events, performances, exhibitions and more will be announced on Friday 2 December 2016. For more information, visit: www.mardigras.org.au for details.

Image: Mardi Gras Party – photo by Ann-Marie Calilhanna