This year for the first time the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade will be available to watch for free online. In previous years the Parade has been telecast on Foxtel but this year Mardi Gras is being brought to the world via a website set up by Sydney Mardi Gras and Optus. This years parade and party promises to be a huge event with Kylie Minogue attending and a massive float titled K25 celebrating her 25 year career. This years chief of parade will be Shelley Argent who will be leading a large contingent dedicated to raising awareness of Marriage equality and Families.
Same same has also reported some surprises during the parade but lips are tightly sealed this year.
The Website Mardi Gras TV will go live today (Monday 27th Feb) featuring behinds the scenes looks at the exciting build up to what is one of the greatest events on the GLTBQI calendar.
A one hour packages of parade highlights will be available to watch from 7.30 Sunday March 4th (local time) on the Mardi Gras TV channel. The site will remain active after the even concludes to allow those who missed the parade itself to view the spectacular celebration later.
Mardigras TV will be viewable on any device with an internet connection.
“ Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO Michael Rolik says, “We are ecstatic that this partnership between Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Optus provides us with an amazing opportunity to share our Parade with a wider audience. The digital medium is in-line with current viewing trends and means that people from small regional towns in Australia through to the biggest cities in the world can share in the unmatched excitement that comes with the parade. It will allow our community’s diversity and unified message of equality to shine across the world.”
Sydney Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, March 3rd 2012