SoldOut partners with Mardi Gras Festival 🌈

SoldOut Events has been appointed as creative production partner to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and logistics manager of the hallmark Mardi Gras Parade on 6 March 2021 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, following a highly competitive pitch against global agencies.

The multi-year contract with the Mardi Gras Festival is yet another sequin on SoldOut’s jacket, following 27 years of multi international-award-winning events across Australia, including the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, American Express delicious. Month Out 2020 and hundreds of brand activation campaigns, annually.

Speaking on the appointment of SoldOut Events as an Official Supporter and Supplier, the CEO of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Mr Albert Kruger, welcomed the inclusion of SoldOut Events and is looking forward to a dynamic and creative partnership.

“SoldOut’s impeccable reputation for producing some of Australia’s largest and most loved events made them the strongest partner to help us realise our ambitions for RISE in 2021 and beyond” said Mr Kruger.

“With their world-class experience and industry leading capabilities, SoldOut is a demonstration of the success LGBTQI+ business leaders and community members have achieved, and we are delighted to welcome the SoldOut team to the family.”

The appointment to the Mardi Gras Festival also marks a very special association on both a personal and professional level for SoldOut’s Managing Director Mr Kim-Daniel Voss and Chief Commercial Officer Mr Thomas B. Staunton, who married in 2019.


Thomas Staunton, Kim Voss (L-R)

“As one of the early corporate advocates for marriage equality in Australia and a proudly LGBTQI+ owned business, SoldOut is so proud to be part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and is deeply honoured to support this major festival for LGBTQI+ communities across the world.” said Mr Staunton.

“The Mardi Gras Parade is celebrating 43 years in 2021 and continues to remain as culturally significant today, as it was at its inception. The SoldOut team is excited to be part of this world-renowned celebration of LGBTQI+ pride and diversity.”
Mr Staunton added.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival will be held from Friday 19 February to Sunday 7 March 2021. The highly anticipated and much-loved Mardi Gras Parade will take place on Saturday 6 March at the Sydney Cricket Ground and will unite the LGBTQI+ communities through the theme of RISE. The Parade will be streamed LIVE by Official Broadcast Partner, SBS. Check local guides for details.

Note to Editors:
SoldOut Events is the award-winning agency behind some of the world’s most iconic events and immersive experiences.

Delivering hundreds of projects annually, SoldOut Events is a full-service creative production agency and recognised industry leader that has delivered unforgettable experiences to hundreds of thousands of spectators and tens of millions of viewers around the globe.

The family-owned Australian business was established in 1993 and has grown from strength-to-strength across two-generations.

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Thomas Staunton
Chief Commercial Officer
SoldOut Events

M: +61 415 950 391
E: Thomas.staunton@soldout.com.au
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Ms Anne-Marie Mina (she/her)
Marketing & Communications Lead
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Ph: 02 9383 0900
E: Anne-Marie.Mina@mardigrasarts.org.au
W: https://www.mardigras.org.au/