WORLDPRIDE AT THE ABERCROMBIE
Always for everyone.
Abercrombie encourages and champions a culture of inclusivity, creativity, and expression.
Worldpride season we will be hub, a gateway, and a party destination for all LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and allies as we converge to celebrate the biggest party in the world, Worldpride.
We have a two-week program of the best queer parties and events, curated by one of Australia’s preeminent house DJ’s, Kate Monroe, and nightlife artist and curator, Xander Khoury.
From Friday 17 February to Monday 6 March, The Abercrombie will be home to some of Australia’s best queer house and techno parties including Heaps Gay, Kerfew, Barba, SUGAR, Angels Only, Canned Fruit, Fur Ball, Queer Techno Collective, Queer House Collective as well as DJ workshops by Irregular Fit, rooftop parties and more.
Check out the full program below.
FREE ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS FOR ALL DRAG QUEENS & FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE.
Fri 17.02.23 | 5pm - 5am
PRIDE, PLAY & PARTY - OPENING PARTY
We are launching our World Pride season by bringing together some of the best of Australia's queer artists from around the country for a massive night of house, techno and jungle across three levels.
Per QX (Sweden)
Wayne G (UK)
Hosted by Faggy McQueen, Stelly G, Ladyfur & King Cxntessa
FREE ENTRY FOR ALL
Sat 18.02.23 | 5pm - 5am
QUEER TECHNO COLLECTIVE
Techno for the soul! The Abercrombie will become a queer techno rave cave spanning three floors with a lineup of some of the best techno DJs from around Australia.
Halal Butch (BOORLOO/PERTH)
Stev zar (NAARM/MELB)
Sun 19.02.23 | 4pm - 3am
HEAPS GAY & FRIENDS FAIR DAY
Your Fair Day kick on's are sorted.
Heaps Gay are taking over 2 levels for a FREE party from 4pm into the early hours of the morning. A short stroll from Victoria Park.
Entry is free, and it's first in best dressed.
Canned Fruit DJ's
Fried Pork Chop
Pea Oh Ma
Sparkle is Back
Sun 19.02.23 | 5pm - 12am
SUGAR SUNDAY FAIR DAY ROOFTOP PARTY
House DJ's Kate Monroe and GI Jode have created a home for soulful, funky and disco house. Rolling out only a few exclusive events each year, come get a little SUGAR in your bowl on the rooftop of The Abercrombie for SUGAR Sundays. FREE!
DJ Baby Bear
Appearance by Joyce Maynge
SUGAR Fair Day Rooftop Party is located Casa Rosa, level 2 of The Abercrombie.
Mon 20.02 & 27.02 | 6pm - 9pm
IRREGULAR FIT DJ MASTERCLASS | Presented by Ayebatonye
Irregular Fit is an interdisciplinary arts platform centering First Nations, Bla(c)k and POC (persons of colour) artists + audiences. Since its inception in August 2018 Irregular Fit has connected new and established BIPOC artists and audiences with empowering
experiences through events, workshops, talks and impact research. Helmed by Founder + Creative Director Ayebatonye Abrakasa the platform is guided by the mission of creating a more equitable and sustainable future in arts and cultural industries for marginalised communities and championing collective care.
As part of Sydney World Pride 2023, Irregular Fit x The Abercrombie Hotel have joined forces to hold a DJ Masterclass for beginners hosted by Ayebatonye.
IRREGULAR FIT x THE ABERCROMBIE HOTEL are prioritising people who are part of QTIPOC/ part of the LGBTQ+ community for this masterclass, and who face challenges when accessing the music scene
The masterclass will be free with no more than 10-15 participants selected for the class. In the class you’ll be taught:
● How to use and navigate club equipment (the booth monitor, headphones)
● Basic music theory
● How to cue tracks
● How to use the EQ knobs
● How to mix and beat match your tracks - get two songs to play at the same beat and tempo smoothly
The workshop will take place on Monday 27th February between 6pm-9pm at the Abercrombie Hotel, Sydney. Refreshments will be provided.
Applications close 23 February 2023. Selected participants will be provided with some pre-class instructions on what you’ll need for the class.
Weds 22.02.23 | 7pm - 12am
FUR BALL x CANNED FRUIT present: HUMP NIGHT
Searching for a cheeky hump day treat during Sydney World Pride? Look no further…
CANNED FRUIT is joining forces with FUR BALL to host a one-off Wedsgay soirée.
CANNED FRUIT DJs
Sat 25.2.23 | 6pm - 9am
COMMUNITY AFTERPARTY - SOLD OUT
World Pride at The Abercrombie is a party destination for all LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and allies as we converge to celebrate the biggest party in the world, World Pride.
We have joined forces with Queer Irish, Sydney Women's Baseball League and Flying Bats to throw a massive Parade afterparty across all three levels.
Tickets and more info via the link below
26.02.23 | 5pm - 12am
SUGAR Sunday Recovery Rooftop Party
House DJ's Kate Monroe and GI Jode have created a home for soulful, funky and disco house. Rolling out only a few exclusive events each year, come get a little SUGAR in your bowl on the rooftop of The Abercrombie for SUGAR Sundays.
DJ Baby Bear
Garry Tee ( KL)
Sugar Plump Fairy
$20 Early Bird
$30 Second Release
SUGAR Rooftop Recovery Party is located at Casa Rosa, level 2 of The Abercrombie.
Fri 03.03.23 | 9pm - 3am
Angels Only Present: Show Us Ya Tips
The biggest and baddest of them all! Two floors of body and sex-positivity, dance, strut, tease and exhibitionism. Angels Only presents: Show Us Ya Tips, with routines by professionals and amateurs, performing for tips. Once performances finish downstairs and the dancefloor begins the upstairs will open - a slower tempo groove space with rolling performances. Bringing the queer, sex worker, and local communities together.
No phones, no inhibitions.
All love. No shame.
9 pm-midnight: performances // DJs until 3 am.
Raising money for SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project)
The Show Us Ya Tips event is an open and safe environment for all patrons: Entry is based on our house policy. Sex worker community FREE entry- please contact via the link below for promo code.
Sat 04.03.23 | 9pm - 10am Sun
Out Past Kerfew
In collaboration with 🌈World Pride🌈, Abercrombie🍸and Xander Silky 🐍, Kerfew presents ‘Out Past Kerfew’, 13 hours and 3 floors of South Asian divinity. DJ’s, performances, workshops and vibes.
This showcase is for our queer brown fam (and allies). It’s for everyone who wants to celebrate the big , 🤤 tasty 🤤 💥 explosion 💥 of flavour you get when you add a heaping tablespoon of 🌶️extra-spicy🌶️ queer culture into your proprietary masala spice blend. It’s for us to be hot, sweaty, brown and proud ALL NIGHT.
Come dressed in to serve your loudest, fiercest, unapologetically LGBTQIA+ South Asian vibrancy.
Sun 05.03.23 | 10pm - 5am
BARBA PARTY is an all-inclusive, sex-positive queer techno event. Run by queer POC and showcasing some of the finest queer talent from Australia and across the globe.
BARBA PARTY ft. LADY SHAKA
BARBA will have you sweating out your demons in a safe, open and inclusive space.