Darlo Big Night Out

Rebecca Varidel
16th Jun 2023


Sydney, are you ready to paint the town rainbow? To celebrate the end of Pride Month on Friday 30 June, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Darlinghurst Business Partnership launch Darlo Big Night Out, an initiative to encourage the local community to come out, celebrate and support the local ‘Gaybourhood’.

While the unforgettable Sydney WorldPride may be over, the need to celebrate love, acceptance, and pride remains as relevant as ever. Darlo Big Night Out was created with the belief that vibrant queer venues are not just hangouts, but important safe spaces of self-expression and community connection.

Darlo Big Night Out aims to re-energize Sydney’s beloved 'Gaybourhood', bolster local LGBTQIA+ businesses, and cheer on diverse and dynamic artists.

Here's a glimpse of the festivities in store:
Orgy of Drag at Stonewall Hotel | 9:30pm – Showcasing a dazzling array of drag talent in a fundraiser event. Luke Alleva at Claire’s Petit Cabaret | 6pm – A melodic tribute to stage and screen legends by Luke Alleva.

Fruits From Brazil at Kinselas Hotel Middle Bar | 7pm – A night honouring our Brazilian Queer Community with DJ’s playing fiery anthems.

DJs in The Chapel at Kinselas Hotel | 8pm – Regular Friday DJ nights offering eclectic beats.

Keep It Koi at Champainting | 6:45pm – A fun, BYO paint-and-sip experience with a vibrant design theme.

Sanctuary at Universal Superclub | 10pm – Sydney’s newest weekly LGBTQIA+ dance event with DJs and drag performances.

Fireball Fridays Presents Glamourise at Universal Bar | 10pm – An exciting mix of tunes, shows & $10 Fireballs. Furry Fridays 80’s Experience at Oxford Hotel | 6:45pm – A weekly gathering featuring music from the 80's.

Kweens Of Comedy – Pride at Ginger’s at The Oxford Hotel | 6:45pm – A comedy showcase celebrating diverse comedic styles.

WeLove #409 | By Your Side at The Burdekin | 10pm – A music event featuring WeLove DJs & friends on a Void Sound System.

Georgia Mulligan, ‘Omissions’ Single Launch at Low302 | 7pm – Celebrating the launch of Georgia Mulligan's new single, 'Omissions'.

FARQ’d FRIDAYS at ARQ Sydney | 9pm – Sydney’s best Drag, DJs & Divas in one energetic night.

So, mark your calendars and join us to celebrate pride, unity, and the vibrancy of our community. Let's remind Sydney of the never-ending reasons to support our local Gaybourhood.

Darlo Big Night Out is a joint initiative by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Darlinghurst Business Partnership, part of Sydney Mardi Gras’ 45th anniversary celebrations and Always On strategy - a commitment to connecting with communities year-round.