Brisbane’s biggest LGBTI events of the year is back, and it’s bigger than ever!
The extremely popular fundraiser extravaganza Big Gay Day is set for an evolutionary line-up of guest performances and a few exciting changes this Sunday!
This year will see the event hosted by the fabulously hilarious comedy queen Pam Ann, who will not doubt lift the event to a higher altitude! Aussie electropop duo Sneaky Sound System will be featured as one of the highlight acts, along with other acts Reigan Derry, Paul Mac, Crazibiza DJs, Bimbo Jones, Sarah McLeod, Kira Pura, Shaun J Wright, Jodi Harsh, Michelle Xen, Jim Jam, CC & The Cat and Felicity Lawless.
Big Gay Day 2015 signals the first time The Wickham has played host to an event of this size since reopening after the renovations that have drastically changed the look of the gay historic venue. The Wickham will continue its commitment to contributing 25 percent of the event’s profits to the collective causes of nominated community charities, which last year resulted in a generous donation of $25,000.
Community groups chosen to receive financial support from the festival this year are Queensland AIDS Council, Australian Transgender Support Association of Queensland, Open Doors Youth Service, and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Renovations that have recently taken place at The Wickham have opened up a variety of new entertainment areas for this year’s Big Gay Day. One major change is the complete repositioning of the main stage to the opposite end of the street to make way for other live performance spaces in the carpark and upstairs in the VIP area.
“This will hands down be the biggest street party in Brisbane,” says The Wickham General manager Nick Brabam, “You won’t find another festival with this quality and variety of acts over six hours for this price anywhere else.”
“We’ve got everything from mainstream pop to international DJs and live bands covered, so there’s something for everyone, and this year we have the flexibility for people to move between different acts in different spaces.”
Street food will also be on offer, including pulled pork buns, salt and pepper squid, chips, burgers, gourmet hot dogs, and pizzas to round out this celebration of sun, food and drinks.
Precious (Dance Bar) will present this year’s VIP area upstairs with none other than Courtney Act as party host. Special access to a main stage viewing balcony, exclusive performances by Kitty Glitter, Philthy Holster, Harry K, DJ Acraig and Tim Persley and a private bar will be on offer in the VIP area.
Only 250 VIP tickets are available this year, so you will have to be quick if you want to party with style! VIP and General Admission tickets can be pre-purchased here – $40 GA & $100 VIP.
Tickets will also be sold at the door, however, we have already been told that tickets for the event are selling fast so it’s best to pre-purchase!
We, the GayAussie team, are excited to announce that we will officially be at Big Gay Day this year! We are excited to mingle with the LGBTI community of Brisbane! If you do happen to see our GayAussie team around the event, please come up to us and say “Hi!” because we really love getting in touch with people! We look forward to seeing you all at Big Gay Day 2015!