International indie alternative pop band MUNA – the group behind the hits Silk Chiffon and What I Want – will be making their Australian debut at Sydney WorldPride’s closing concert, Rainbow Republic, at The Domain on Sunday 5 March 2023.
The event will be hosted by Keiynan Lonsdale, who will also perform as part of the seven-hour queer megamix of live music, DJs and dancing. They will be joined by G Flip, Peach PRC, Alter Boy, BVT and Vetta Borne, with more acts to be revealed later in the year.
“We’re super stoked to play world pride in Sydney and to come down to Australia for the first time! see you very soon, mates,” said LA-based trio, MUNA.
“I am stoked to be co-hosting and performing at Sydney WorldPride! I’m from Melbourne and identify as non-binary so just the fact that WorldPride is in Australia is exciting. I’m so honoured to be a part of celebrating Pride – it’s going to be epic!” said G Flip, fresh from their performance at the AFL Grand Final.
“I can guarantee some magic is on its way for us in Sydney 2023. I cannot wait to be part of it,” said Singer-songwriter and Love, Simon actor, Keiynan Lonsdale.
“I’m so unbelievably honoured to be included in next year’s Sydney WorldPride event, after being so welcomed into the queer community in the last year or so and I’m so incredibly proud to be performing alongside some of my favourite people!” said Singer, songwriter and influencer, Peach PRC.
“Rainbow Republic is for the young and young at heart, and is the biggest live music event at Sydney WorldPride,” said Kate Wickett, Chief Executive of Sydney WorldPride. “As we program a full day of music, it was really important to us to book LGBTQIA+ musicians first.”
“This is just a taste of the line-up and represents the incredible talent that abounds in the rainbow community and will be sure to have The Domain rocking this summer.”
“It’s exciting for us to be able to showcase incredible queer talent to the world on the last day of our 17-day festival of LGBTQIA+ fabulousness,” said Wickett
“Sydney is a diverse and inclusive city where the best global talent relish performing,” said Minister for Tourism, Ben Franklin. “Rainbow Republic is an incredible opportunity to showcase both local and international talent on a global stage.”
“The final evening is an amazing opportunity for the LGBTQIA+ community to come together and celebrate the first WorldPride in the southern hemisphere.”
“We are delivering on our promise to make NSW the major events capital of the Asia Pacific and giving locals and visitors the opportunity to witness the world’s best events right here in Sydney.
“It’s a fantastic event that will enliven our city and see thousands come out to enjoy this vibrant and inclusive event, as well as attract tourism dollars to be spent across our state,” said Minister Franklin.
Sydney WorldPride 2023 runs for 17 days from 17 February to 5 March 2023 incorporating Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Tickets for official events via www.sydneyworldpride.com. Tickets for community events at www.prideamplified.au.
The full festival program over 300 events across WorldPride Official, WorldPride Arts, WorldPride Sports and Pride Amplified will be revealed in November 2022.
Tickets for Rainbow Republic are available now via Moshtix. Discounted tickets are available for this event via Mobtix for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (click here), and the Affordability program for concession holders (click here).
Image: MUNA – photo by Isaac Schneider