In less than eight months more than 500,000 people will descend on Sydney Australia for World Pride 2023 and today the major events and ticket sales have been announced on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.
Taking place from 17 February to 5 March 2023, Sydney World Pride will have more than 300 events across the city and regional areas over the 17-day celebration.
In launching ticket sales, which will open to the public on July 15, 1,000 people created a giant human Progress Flag on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney World Pride Chief Operating Officer, Gabriel Pinkstone, said Sydney will be transformed as more than 500,000 people come together for the global family reunion LGBTQIA+ people have been waiting for.
“Sydney World Pride is a party with a purpose, and will celebrate Sydney’s most iconic locations, from Bondi Beach to the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge,” Pinkstone said.
“It’s the biggest summer event of 2023 and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to celebrate Pride with Australia’s diverse LGBTQIA+ community.”
As well as Sydney World Pride’s major events, there will be over 60 specially curated arts events and more than 20 sporting events as part of World Pride Arts and World Pride Sports. World Pride Arts has been made possible thanks to Create NSW.
Sydney World Pride will also feature a special one-off event in Newcastle called Pink Salt, an outdoor long table dinner to be hosted at The Station, prepared by a queer chef, featuring live performances and outrageous design.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said Sydney World Pride 2023 will showcase the incredible and inclusive city to a global audience and will re-establish Sydney as a must-visit destination for visitors.
“It’ll be the first time this event has been held in the Southern Hemisphere and has the potential to be the biggest event Sydney has seen since the Sydney 2000 Olympics,” Ayres said.
“As a city and a state, we are embracing the freedom we have earned through the hard times of the past two years.”
“The NSW Government continues to invest in world-class entertainment, hospitality and events; our goal is to be the events capital of the Asia-Pacific and supporting Sydney World Pride 2023 helps achieve this.”
“NSW is ready to host this event and we are encouraging visitors to make the trip to enjoy the best that Sydney has to offer.”
Local artists, producers and party promoters are also being invited to take part in Pride Amplified, a dedicated open-access program for arts, culture, experiences and parties, with hundreds of events expected to take place across Greater Sydney.
Some major events include;
- Live & Proud – Sydney World Pride’s Opening Concert, presented by American Express – we’re getting the party started with this opening concert, hosted by Courtney Act and Casey Donovan.
- Pride Villages – for 10 days from 24 February, sections of Crown Street and Riley Street will be closed and become home to stalls, dining and performances. On the final weekend of Sydney World Pride, a section of Oxford Street itself will be closed to create a giant street party.
- Bondi Beach Party, presented by Optus – for one day only, the sandy jewel of Sydney will become the city’s hottest club for 12,000 people.
- Sydney World Pride Human Rights Conference – the largest LGBTQIA+ human rights conference ever held in Asia-Pacific region.
- Domain Dance Party – dance with 10,000 of your mates at the biggest LGBQTIA+ outdoor dance party Australia has ever seen.
- Pride March – 50,000 people will join this historic Pride march across one of the world’s most-recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 09:00 AEST on 15 July via SydneyWorldPride.com.
Last Updated on Jun 24, 2022