The official Mardigrasland Party sold out yesterday, leaving many potential punters disappointed – but tonight there’s new hope.
Following negotiations today with the Entertainment Quarter venue and security, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is able to announce the introduction of a new party space the Videobar to this Saturday’s sold-out Mardi Gras Party, as well as a limited number of extra tickets that will go on sale tomorrow.
The extra tickets will go on sale at 12 noon tomorrow – Wednesday 29th February – from www.ticketek.com.au. Tickets are $175, plus Ticketek booking fees ($7.30). A limit of two tickets can be purchased per person.
The party’s planners had already planned for the Kylie Minogue K25 show to be shown as a live broadcast in Hordern Pavilion with full audio. The introduction of the Videobar will allow more people to see the show as well as other RHI show performances.
“This means that Saturday’s Mardi Gras Party will now be wired up for video for the first time with the night’s highlight Kylie Minogue K25 show broadcast on two large screens as well as seen live in the Royal Hall of Industries,” says Mardi Gras.
One screen will be in the Hordern Pavilion with full audio, as already planned, while the new second screen will be the main feature of the new Videobar space set up outdoors in the space between the Dome and the Hi Fi (formerly known as the Forum).
“We have always struggled with how to bring in really massive names for Mardi Gras Party when our largest venue will only accommodate around 40% of our total capacity,” explains Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO Michael Rolik. “This year we have put in the necessary infrastructure in the Hordern Pavilion and now in the new Videobar to make sure that just about everyone will have the opportunity to feel part of the biggest show on the night.
“The Videobar now makes it possible for us to allow even more people to experience Mardi Gras Party. It will provide a relaxed outdoor space with cover that will allow people to drink, socialise, eat, chill out and not miss out on any of the big shows in the RHI as it will all be up there on our big screens.”
The Videobar will feature its own fabulous line-up of DJs and performers, with more details to be announced soon.