Pop sensation Kylie Minogue surprised everyone at the Sydney WorldPride Opening Night Concert by unveiling her sister Dannii onstage with her to finish off her set in front of 20,000 fans at Sydney’s Domain.
The crowd were delighted by the appearance as much as they were of the 52-year-old’s return to stage in a short set that was one for the history books and the purists.
Kylie herself would suggest she is not the same as she was back in 1994 when she first appeared at Sydney Mardi Gras After Party in her debut but she still showed she has the moves and at times, the pipes to belt out her tried and true hits.
The Minogue’s ended what was a stunning opening concert and truly put Sydney on the map as the gay performance capital of the world.
Star performers Charl XCX and Jessica Mauboy keep the crowd pumping during the night but it was the more poignant moments that captured the heart of the crowd.
In what is the 45th year of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a moving tribute was performed by Australian singer Sheldon Riley with the backing of the WorldPride choir and a moving speech by original 78er Robyn Kennedy who had the crowd roaring with delight about what the original protesters did to help us get to the stage we are at today.
Hosts Courtney Act and Casey Donovan were the perfect choice for the role, with both performing on their own and showing they are world-class.
Act performed a hilarious rendition of the Sound of Music hit Do-Re-Mi to explain the letter of the rainbow and Casey Donovan performed ‘Make You Feel My Love’ as a reminder of the marriage equality fight that was won five years ago.
Tonight is the 45th Mardi Gras Parade through the streets of Sydney with more than half a million spectators expected.
Last Updated on Feb 25, 2023