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Kim Petras to Headline Sydney WorldPride

Kim Petras to Headline Sydney WorldPride

Kim Petras leans against a yellow pickup truck

The trans pop star will lead the closing concert.

German pop star Kim Petras, who made history with collaborator Sam Smith to become the first trans and nonbinary artists, respectively, to hit number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, will headline Sydney’s WorldPride’s closing concert.

Sydney WorldPride runs from February 17 to March 5, and will feature an official opening ceremony, a human rights conference, and a First Nations Gathering.

Petras announced her appearance in a short video shared by Sydney WorldPride

The seven-hour Rainbow Republic closing concert, which will be hosted by G Flip and out Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale, will pass the WorldPride baton to the next host city for 2025 — Washington, D.C.

“I’m so excited to be back in Sydney this year,” Petras says in a video posted on her own Twitter account. “So exicted to be back in Sydney. See u at Sydney WorldPride’s closing concert Rainbow Republic presented by Optus on Sunday March 5 !"

“I remember Mardi Gras in 2019, it was the best time, and I’m so ready to take it to a new level, and do it again and see you guys, I’m so so excited.”

Petras made history in 2022 as the first trans woman to not only be in the Billboard top 10, but to be featured on a number one single — “Unholy” — which garnered Petras and Smith a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and the banger hit top spots across the globe.

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