Award-winning Kiwi singer Ladyhawke is lined up to DJ at Sydney's new LGBT 'fringe' festival of alternative events happening in the city during Mardi Gras. Sydney DJ date: Ladyhawke "The queer community is a huge, unique and diverse collective of individuals, and we are often over-looked by mainstream Mardi Gras either due to bureaucracy, politic or funds," say the founders of Alterna Fringe. "People are dissatisfied, that's why this has come about," co- organiser Glitta Supernova tells the Sydney Star Observer. "This fringe festival has come to life from that huge gap in queer creative Sydney that Mardi Gras isn't taking advantage of. The vision is about wanting a more inclusive queer festival that speaks to you and makes you feel that you belong to a community." Alternative parties, concerts, performance art shows and workshops are confirmed and more are welcome to join the festival, via its Facebook page, which now has almost 600 members. This year's Sydney's Mardi Gras festival is scheduled for Sunday 21 February through to Sunday 7 March. On the video below: Ladyhawke's Magic.
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First published: Wednesday, 27th January 2010 - 2:58pm
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