The annual Sydney Mardi Gras festival starts this weekend.
Festival board manager Paul Savage told The Newsroom this year’s event will be bigger and brighter than ever.
“This year’s theme is passion, to get them out there talking about what they’re passionate about,” he said.
Mr Savage said his favourite part of Mardi Gras was seeing this passion come out through the creative opportunities, the art, music, and socialising with more than 70,000 Mardi Gras friends.
International performer Nick Jonas will head this year’s celebrity line-up, along with Canadian songstress Kiesza of the smash hit Hideaway and Samantha Jade.
The stellar line-up for the famous Oxford Street parade on Saturday, March 7, features Dannii Minogue, Jessica Mauboy and Jake Sheers from the Scissor Sisters.
Details for the Mardi events can be found at the official Mardi Gras website. – Memu Conteh
Top picture by Mohammad Rassawala.