Kim Petras
Kim Petras | Image: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Coachella

Kim Petras To Headline Sydney WorldPride Closing Concert

German pop singer Kim Petras has joined the Sydney WorldPride festivities, now confirmed as the headline act for the event’s closing concert. Scheduled for Sunday, 5th March, the Rainbow Republic closing concert will also feature Peach PRC and G Flip, with the latter co-hosting the event.

Petras is returning to Australia for the first time since 2019, when she performed at Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Since then, Petras has achieved major chart success, chalking up a global hit with the 2022 single ‘Unholy’, a collaboration with Sam Smith.

Sam Smith & Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’

“I’m so happy to be back in Sydney supporting WorldPride,” Petras said in a statement. “Headlining Mardi Gras was a really inspiring moment back in 2019 and it was one of my favourite Pride events ever, so I’m really excited to see my Australian fans again and take everything to a whole new level.”

The lineup for the Rainbow Republic concert will include BVT, MUNA, Alter Boy, Keiynan Lonsdale and Vetta Borne, in addition to Petras, Peach PRC and G-Flip.

The Sydney edition of WorldPride was first announced back in 2019, with the Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras beating out cities including Montreal and Houston to host the event in 2023. In September, it was announced that Kylie Minogue will headline the Live and Proud: Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert on Friday, 24th February.

Sydney WorldPride

  • Friday, 17th February – Sunday, 5th March – Sydney, NSW

Ticketing and event info is available from the WorldPride website.

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