Your Hosts For Sydney Mardi Gras 2018 Have Been Revealed

In Brisbane for Mardi Gras?

Comedians Magda Szubanski, Joel Creasey and Urzila Carlson are ready to be your guides to the fabulous floats, celebrities and costumes of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ historic 40th anniversary parade.

They’ll join The Feed’s Patrick Abboud on SBS’ telecast of the parade on Sunday, March 4 from 8:30pm.

Organisers have said this year’s Mardi Gras parade will be a celebration of how far the LGBTIQ communities and their allies have come in the last 40 years, as well as a reflection on the community’s hopes for the future.

“Mardi Gras is a spectacular celebration of equality, pride and self-expression that promotes a broader message of diversity and acceptance,” Magda said.

“I’m so proud to be hosting for SBS again in 2018 – after a year of monumental change in Australia. Bring on the glitter cannons!”

Abboud will present a series of segments introducing parade participants and the stories behind the floats, including the memories of the original “78ers” who pioneered Sydney Mardi Gras four decades ago.

“This year, more than ever before, it’s so important that we are celebrating those unsung heroes that have fought the good fight for equality over the past four decades,” Abboud said.

“I’m looking forward to taking you on a walk down memory lane during the broadcast with a special series of stories I’m working on. Happy 40th birthday queer family!”

A live stream of the parade will again be available on online streaming service SBS On Demand on Saturday, March 3 and for international viewers the SBS Twitter account will also be livestreaming.