Thousands of revellers have donned their best and brightest outfits as they flocked to the Sydney Cricket Ground for a Mardi Gras like never before. For the first time in its year history the Mardi Gras parade will not go down Oxford Street but will instead be held at the SCG on Saturday evening, with international superstar Rita Ora as the headline act. The annual celebration was forced to adapt its event because of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on social gatherings. Attendees celebrated the historic event by dressing in style, sharing kisses with loved ones and waving rainbow flags, pompoms and ribbons. The international superstar told the audience she was 'trying not to cry' during this set and when it finished said, 'I'll never forget this'. Headline act British singer and global superstar Rita Ora gets ready to perform for the cheerful crowds at Mardi Gras.
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Activist group Pride in Protest decided at the last minute to apply for an exemption to public health orders, approaching the NSW health minister, Brad Hazzard, on Thursday afternoon. Shortly before the court hearing was due to begin at midday on Friday, the group announced it had secured the exemption after agreeing on better contact-tracing processes. Earlier on Friday, the chief executive of the Sydney Mardi Gras said his organisation was not going to support the march because it could not condone protests in violation of NSW public health orders. The march is due to take place on Saturday afternoon ahead of the official Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, which has been moved to the Sydney Cricket Ground due to Covid issues. Kruger also said revellers should consider attending ticketed events and afterparties or host gatherings of up to 50 people at home.
Technicolour performed at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021
Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras looked very much like pre-pandemic times, but there were actually some precautions taken. An estimated 35, people watched the annual parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground. That's a ton of folks, but way less than the , that lined Oxford Street in Mardi Gras's past.
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