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Mardi Gras adds two parade viewing areas for Oxford Street return

Two new Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade viewing areas have been announced ahead of the Sydney WorldPride program reveal on November 9.

The parade makes its Oxford Street comeback after two stints at the SCG, and 300+ events feature in the WorldPride program, which runs from February 17 to March 5, 2023.

The two new viewing areas are:

  • Club Cindy on Flinders St is a general admission standing area complete with food, bars and bathrooms. Named after Sydney icon, Cindy Pastel, the area’s hosts are Kyle Olsen and Rosie Piper.
  • Ruby Road is an all-ages zone that pairs uninterrupted views of the Parade with access to food trucks, bars, entertainment and live screen relays throughout the park. Pack a picnic rug and skip on down to the Moore Park end of the Parade route (commonly referred to as Checkpoint Dorothy).

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger said, “The Sydney Cricket Ground was a fantastic temporary home and feedback from audiences was that they loved the access to amenities that it offered. Now that the Parade is returning to Oxford Street it was important to us that we provide options for spectators.

“If you want to escape the crowds, Club Cindy and Ruby Road are the perfect option for you to celebrate WorldPride, our 45th anniversary and the return to our spiritual home of Oxford Street.”

More than 500,000 people expected to participate in WorldPride in 2023.

Tickets to Club Cindy and Ruby Road go on sale to the general public on Wednesday November 9, along with the remaining Mardi Gras events that make up the 2023 Festival.


Club Cindy presented by American Express: from $70 + BF
Ruby Road: from $50 + BF
General Public on sale: 10am AEDT, Wednesday November 9, 2022





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