Whatever your passion, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced the first line-up of international stars as well as the hottest local talent to hit the decks in 2015, that will be performing at the Party – the only place to be after the world’s biggest and most iconic night-time parade on Saturday 7 March.
Party-goers will be treated to a rare tribute performance by superstar DJ, David Morales, who will be honouring the late, great Godfather of House Music, Frankie Knuckles, with a set inspired by the music, the life and times of Frankie.
Multi-Aria Award winner, Paul Mac will be showcasing tracks from his much anticipated new album, which is set to be released just in time for Mardi Gras! Paul will be joined onstage by a number of vocalists featured on the album, plus will be performing some of his best known anthems with a 2015 twist.
Making their Australian debut will be powerhouse collaborators, Bent Collective – made up of two of Europe’s biggest DJs and producers, Danny Verde (Italy) and Steven Redant (Spain). The duo act has been headlining major parties around the world, including White Party and Black & Blue Party and will now be bringing their high energy show to Mardi Gras!
Wayne G returns to the RHI, bringing hands-in-the-air anthems to the dance floor, plus Billboard #1 remixer and producer, DJ Grind, makes his Mardi Gras Party debut.
Filthy/gorgeous DJ for worldwide dance music sensations Scissor Sisters, DJ Sammy Jo will be joining the party, as will formidable electro-feminist performance artist, JD Samson, hailing from bands like Le Tigre and MEN. Popular local female DJs Amanda Louise, Kate Monroe and Sveta will bring their own individual styles to the party dance floor.
NYC based production team, The Carry Nation will be sharing their unique and exciting NYC house and underground sound with partygoers. The duo, made up of Nita Aviance and Will Automagic are both noted producers in their own right and are best known for their track, This Bitch Is Alive.
Other Australian acts include Mardi Gras Global Ambassador, Courtney Act, as well as Mardi Gras favourites, Kitty Glitter & Dan Murphy. Back by popular demand, YO! MAFIA will be shaking up the dance floor with more of her party-banging talents and hip-hop flavoured tracks, plus stand by for the Mardi Gras Party debut of Mason Andrews!
“The lineup for the Mardi Gras Party 2015 is already looking phenomenal and we have more exciting announcements to come,” says Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO, Michael Rolik. “We have some incredible international acts, with several of the artists making their very first live appearance in Australia.”
“I’m also thrilled to have so many of our brilliant homegrown talents on board for the party too. We’ve pulled together the best of the best in Australian DJ’s to make sure the energy remains high the whole night long.”
The Party will be where Mardi Gras magic happens – with the hottest DJs spinning across a sprawling landscape of fabulous party spaces, along with spectacular shows, and awe-inspiring performances, this is going to be one wild night.
The 2015 Mardi Gras Party takes place on Saturday 7 March. For more information, visit: www.mardigras.org.au for details.
Image: 2014 Mardi Gras Party – photo by Ann-Marie Calilhanna