The 40TH Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is set to dazzle its way through Sydney this Saturday night. The Mardi Gras turns 40 this year, and it promises to be the biggest and the best ever! Organisers are reporting over 200 groups of participants dressed to the nines wowing the people of Sydney along with the rest of the world.

This sold out event will be headlined by one of the world’s biggest LGBTQI  icons – Cher! The pop superstar is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and her exclusive Australian performance is one for the history books, with it making news right around the world.

Cher currently has a no. 1 hit record in each of the last five decades and has over 100 million album sales worldwide. Mardi Gras CEO, Terese Casu said “Cher has established herself as an influential, hard-hitting voice in global politics, and throughout her career has been at the forefront of LGBTQI campaigns and numerous charities. Cher represents the same unapologetic and fearless freedom that makes the LGBTQI community so enduring and strong—positioning herself as a true gay icon.”

Cher joins a list of other famous international and Australian acts who have performed at the festivity including George Michael, Village People, Jimmy Somerville, Cyndi Lauper, Calvin Harris, Nick Jonas, Tina Arena, Thelma Houston, Marcia Hines, Chaka Khan, Olivia Newton-John, Jake Shears, The Veronicas, Kylie and Dannii Minogue.

Cher will be featured in the official 2018 Mardi Gras Parade television broadcast on SBS on Sunday 4 March. The 2018 Mardi Gras Parade: Full Live Stream will be available Saturday 3 March at 7pm on SBS On Demand.

JellyFish would like to congratulate all those who have put in countless hours helping make the annual Sydney event the world renowned success it is. We hope all involved from the people front and centre to the behind the scene’s champions have a wonderful, safe and successful evening.