Dannii Minogue Returns To Perform At Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras!
For a second I thought someone was playing a cruel joke when I read Dannii Minogue was playing at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party. I had to check the official page and found that it was confirmed! On March 7th, Dannii Minogue will perform for the first time in sixteen years. Dannii last played at the festival in 1999, where she sang “Everlasting Night”, which served as the official theme that year. The song was penned by Minogue originally in 1995, and later rearranged for one of the world’s biggest events. A music video accompanied the track, paying tribute to the LGBTQ community with various individuals AND drag queens lip syncing to the song. It can’t get any more better than that. Previously in 1998, Dannii performed for the first time — this time to an eleven minute trance remix of “All I Wanna Do” that featured a blonde Dannii in a glorious shimmering corset.
Sydney Mardi Gras is one of the biggest events in the world, drawing in hundreds of thousands spectators from Australia and beyond. The party, along with the parade, are just a few of the highlights that make the festival what it is. Gay icons are usually a staple in performing, such as older sister Kylie who last performed in 2012 with an extensive set that celebrated her twenty-five years in the music industry. Others, like Olivia Newton-John and Cyndi Lauper have performed at the party portion. Not your usual gay icon, Calvin Harris played a set as well as the late Frankie Knuckles in 2011.
Other performers for the party include Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, Nick Jonas, and Betty Who.
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Sixteen years is a long time since Minogue graced us with her presence, and I can only now picture which songs she’ll perform. Check out the extravagant performance of “Everlasting Night” below, complete with drag queens and more!