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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021: performers

Rita Ora, Electric Fields, Montaigne & G Flip all set to perform at a very different event this year.

UK singer Rita Ora, electronic duo Electric Fields, Eurovision entrant Montaigne and indie pop act G Flip are all set to perform at the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on SBS.

Joel Creasey, Narelda Jacobs, Zoë Coombs Marr and Courtney Act all return to host this year’s coverage.

As the official broadcast partner, SBS is proud to bring to life the colour and magic from the event’s temporary new home, the Sydney Cricket Ground, which will be transformed into a sparkling showcase of LGBTQI+ culture and community.

The international chart-topper behind hit tracks Anywhere and the new release Big will light up the SCG with her performance along with other acts on the night including soulful electronic duo Electric Fields, ARIA Award-winning art-pop songwriter Montaigne and indie pop darling G Flip.

A very special Welcome to Country curated by Ben Graetz will be performed at the start of the show featuring John Leha, singer/songwriter Scott Hunter, plus Koomurri dancers, NAISDA dancers and Buuja Butterfly dancers.

The Dykes on Bikes will then take to the stadium on their hogs to perform a lap, heralding the start of the glittering Parade, led with the First Nations and 78ers floats.

For those that can’t join the action at the SCG, SBS is the place to be bringing the coverage to audiences across Australia and around the world, live and free from 6pm AEDT on SBS On Demand (geo-block removed for viewers internationally), or tune in for the full parade on SBS and NITV at 7:30pm.

The SBS coverage will also sparkle across the country, from regional outback areas to coastal towns and inner-city hubs with Mardi Gras parade viewing events taking place in venues across Australia.

SBS’s broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is produced by Blink TV.

Live 6pm AEDT Saturday 6 March on SBS On Demand,
Full parade at 7:30pm on SBS and NITV.

2 Responses

  1. I do not think that the committee has thought about having Rita Ora performing there. She breached COV19 regulations in the UK. Having her perform will not sit well with the LGBTI community in the UK and EU who would make the effort to go in the future. As the result I will not be tuning in.

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