The 43rd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is drawing 5,000 paraders from over 100 LGBTQI+ community groups. This year's parade harks back to it's early history, forgoing the traditional floats in order to fit the parade inside the Sydney Cricket Grounds stadium. Making up for the absence of the floats, the parade organizers doubled down on what their site calls "outlandish pageantry of vibrant costumes, puppetry and props that made it such a phenomenon in its earliest years."
Before the stadium audience gets to witness the colourful cavalcade Saturday March 6, 2021, here's a preview of some of the artists starring in the parade.
Jack Vidgen is a gay Australian singer, best known for winning the fifth season of Australia's Got Talent at 14 and later appearing on The Voice Australia.
Hannah Conda has performed numerous times on the mainstage at the Sydney Mardi Gras, opened for Bianca Del Rio, and appeared on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Drag queen Joyce Maynge presents Story Time With Joyce to children in Aussie libraries, has performed a flash mob on Bondi Beach with 100 dancers, and did a hilarious stay-safe PSA on her balcony.