NT Mardi Gras Float 2024
The Northern Territory returns to strut the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade! Celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Priscilla”, we celebrate the NT’s rainbow history.
The theme for Mardi Gras 2024 is OUR FUTURE.
We look toward a shining future as we march with pride!
See the NT strut their stuff with ‘Priscilla’s Timeless Journey: 30 Years of Freedom’ at this year’s Mardi Gras! This float celebrates the LGBTQIA+SB community’s dazzling journey towards acceptance and self-expression, with a massive inflatable high heel, shimmering silver fabrics, and futuristic silver-clad marchers. We’re sending a loud, proud message that no matter where you are, you can be your fabulous self! Our float’s connection to the Northern Territory adds a touch of outback magic to the global stage, emphasising that all Rainbow individuals deserve love, acceptance, and a glittering future. Join us as we dance, shine, and celebrate our vibrant, diverse family!
Inspired by the iconic bus scene from the film “Priscilla’ the costumes allow participants of the float to go to town with self expression. With the creative brief of ‘silver’ to tie the theme back to the float, they will be tied cohesively together by matching silver capes that will billow behind them, reminiscent of the movie scene.
From the sea to the desert, our Northern Territory Rainbow Community celebrates all our differences and embraces an individuality, living in a city or to the very far regions of our regional and remote territory.
When you come from the NT you know how to make your own fun! We know the NT has a reputation for being a little bit redneck, but we want to show the world what an incredible, diverse and fabulous community we have in the North!” – Marzi Panne, Party Passport
The capes within our costumes are not just for show; they’re symbols of empowerment and freedom! They’ll inspire our participants to spread their wings and claim the street with unapologetic NT Pride. Despite the unique challenges our float faces—participants traveling great distances, limited rehearsal opportunities—we’ve learned to adapt. Rather than stressing over choreography, our priority is letting our incredible participants shine as they march, soak up the electrifying Mardi Gras spirit, and create unforgettable memories. It’s all about celebrating the journey, embracing the moment, and proudly representing the Northern Territory on this grand stage!
EACH PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION INCLUDES: