Get ready to “Gather, Dream and Amplify” at World Pride 2023

World Pride

Sydney World Pride has revealed their logo, theme and some of their major events for the 2023 celebration.

After 23 years of being hosted exclusively by northern hemisphere cities, in 2023 the largest Pride celebration in the world is coming to Sydney.

Organisers have revealed key festival dates and a new look alongside the festival theme “Gather, Dream and Amplify”. WorldPride 2023 will be one of the largest global events in NSW since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Among the landmark events being produced by Sydney WorldPride are the Opening and Closing Ceremonies (currently slated to take place in The Domain with 25,000+ attendees), First Nations Gala Concert, a world class Human Rights Conference, and the festival closing party at Bondi Beach (10,000+ partygoers). All events will feature local and international headline artists.

There will also be a Pride March across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with over 50,000 participants – the largest pride march to ever be held in Australia.

Sydney WorldPride spans 17 Feb – 5 Mar 2023, during the usual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras Festival events will be held within the overall Sydney WorldPride program, including Fair Day, Parade, Party, Laneway and more.

The theme for the festival, “Gather, Dream, Amplify”, “was developed with our extraordinary LGBTIQ+ community and represents our commitment to global equality and inclusion. It is a call to action,” said Sydney WorldPride Creative Director, Daniel Clarke.

Ben Graetz, the Creative Director, First Nations, said the festival would have Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the centre of it’s identity.

“We want people to gather here, on the lands of the oldest surviving culture on the planet, to listen deeply. We want people to dream of the future they want and work together to make those dreams a reality. We want to ensure that new voices and perspectives are amplified.” Graetz said.

Sydney WorldPride’s new logo and festival artwork was directed by First Nations artist Jessica Johnson, also known as Nungala Creative.

“Creation of the new logo and artworks for Sydney WorldPride was inspired by my belonging to a big, multigenerational queer First Nations community and our extended family. We embody intersectionality and I wanted the design to express that through the vibrancy, colours and textures,” she said.

“Each and every aspect reflects a sense of movement like light and shadows cast through nature, the trees and water. The tactile, hands-on, textural aesthetic is a nod to the nostalgic tools of our predecessors and an era of people power and protest definitive in our existence today. The electric colour palette draws from the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree and all the wondrous magic our country has on offer.”

The festivals artwork and logo have been launched with a video featuring We The People an original tune from Electric Fields.

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the event would bring an influx of tourists to Sydney.

“Sydney WorldPride 2023 will attract tens of thousands of visitors from around the world to our Harbour City to enjoy our rich history, art, culture and celebrate diversity and inclusion. It will showcase Sydney’s strengths to the world, from the 500,000 attendees to millions of supporters following from all corners of the globe, and create a wonderful legacy that aligns with our ambition to be the events capital of the Asia Pacific.”

See all the events happening at World Pride 2023 on their website and get your leave requests in now!

Source: Media Release


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