our future, your local



As the exclusive hospitality partner of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024, Solotel has teamed up with some of Sydney’s most sought-after LGBTQIA+ tastemakers and party institutions to elevate this year’s Mardi Gras program that celebrates individuality, diversity and connection under the theme OUR FUTURE, YOUR LOCAL.

Our venues aren't just places to grab a drink, they’re the glittering stages for their surrounding communities while also looking forward to ensure they continue shaping OUR FUTURE as inclusive and safe spaces for the next generation at YOUR LOCAL.

The faces of this campaign are our very own staff who belong to the LGBTQIA+ communities, showcasing how they express themselves at work and beyond.

Choose-your-own adventure with 50+ events across 7 venues curated by Xander Khoury and Leslie Tiku, where every corner unveils a piece of the rainbow-colored map that is Sydney's vibrant nightlife.

Get ready to dance, express, and be unapologetically fabulous.



Sitting on King Street smack bang in the middle of Newtown, The Bank is an Inner West institution where absolutely everybody is welcome. The festivities kick off on 18 February with The Bank's annual Fair Day party with the party continuing into the night, courtesy of community Bear event WOODY’s upstairs at WAYWARDS. WAYWARDS will also be hosting renowned LGBTQIA+ clubs Dykes on Bikes' Parade night afterparty. Click below to check out the full program.

Surry Hills


Calling all Queens, Kings, Queers and Allies; GOROS will be oozing a whole bunch of fabulous activity you won't want to miss this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024. Each Wednesday, resident GOROS queen Milan Swaay will host her renowned karaoke competition Sing It, Betch! While Parade night will see GOROS receive the RnB, Afro and hip hop treatment with a free party from the crew at CLUB THIQUE. See the full line up below.



The Abercrombie encourages and champions a culture of inclusivity, creativity, and expression, and this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, it will be hub, a gateway and a party destination for all LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and allies. 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, GiRLTHING, Angels Only, Queer House Collective, Lollybag, Muva as well as a big parade night afterparty. See what's on below. 

Kings Cross


For the 5th year running, Kings Cross Hotel will transform into the iconic Queens Cross Hotel for 2 whole weeks during Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024. Featurng 5 levels of unity, celebration and love for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, Queens Cross will be pulsing with late-night parties , Lip Sync Battles, Drag Bingo nights and so much more. Head to their website for the full program.

Surry Hills


For all you Surry Hills sinners, The Clock is celebrating love and pride with two weeks of fabulousness. Always a vibe from the balcony to the courtyard and every room in between - The Clock will be pumping every weekend with DJs and will be ending the festivities with a pumping Parade night party. Get all the details from their website.




Bursting with personality and a vibrant history, Darlo Bar is a second home to the colourful and creative locals of Darlinghurst. Celebrating fun and love every day this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, expect a roster of jam-packed entertainment hosted by some of Sydney’s most iconic and sort after queens, including a Parade Viewing Party on Saturday 2 March. See the full line up on their website.





The Marly has a spectrum of colourful events you won't want to miss on this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. On Sunday 20 February, celebrate Fair Day in their courtyard with DJs and live entertainment kicking off at 3pm with the event programmed Kate Monroe. Plus a Parade night party with Muva & Runway who have programmed a full venue takeover of public bar & Tokyo Sing Song with Djs, MCs & Go-Go dancers. Click below for all the details.