Newcastle Pride celebrated Mardi Gras 2021 in epic style at the Sydney Cricket Ground by toasting the heroes of 2020 after a year of COVID restrictions and social distancing.

The contingent of colourful Drag Queens and Drag Kings assembled at Moore Park in all of their glory – with ultra fierce wigs, makeup and even matching face masks! There was even a spectacular giant cocktail glass at the front of the Newcastle Pride float.

After doing a lap of the SCG, the group danced their way down the performance zone in the middle of the field to Pink’s ‘Raise Your Glass’. The participants represented the Hunter region with such class and featured on the SBS broadcast (videos below).

Newcastle Pride would like to thank our amazing group of participants and the Sydney Mardi Gras team for staging such an incredible celebration of all things Pride!

Same time and place next year folks! xxx

Newcastle Pride @ Mardi Gras 2021 Parade – Video 1

Newcastle Pride @ Mardi Gras 2021 Parade – Video 2

Newcastle Pride is a proud recipient of a Mardi Gras Google Parade Grant!

We thank both Mardi Gras and Google for their support!

Newcastle Pride would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Umbrella Legal and Stephen Armstrong King Street Physiotherapy in supporting our float entry for a second year in a row! These incredible supporters help Newcastle Pride deliver the events and services we stage for our local community!