Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has confirmed that pop superstar and LGBITQ icon Cher will headline the official 2018 Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, March 3.
Described as the Goddess of Pop and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Cher’s exclusive Australian performance firmly places this year’s Mardi Gras Party as the most iconic in its history.
With a No. 1 hit record in each of the last five decades and over 100 million album sales world-wide, Cher is one of the longest-reigning divas in show business, winning a best-actress Oscar, three Golden Globes, an Emmy and a Grammy.
Alongside her incredible music career, Cher has also made her mark in television, Broadway and film, culminating with a Best Actress win at the Academy Awards in 1988 for her performance in Moonstruck.
Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu said Cher has established herself as an influential, hard-hitting voice in global politics, and throughout her career has been at the forefront of LGBTQI campaigns and numerous charities.
“She represents the same unapologetic and fearless freedom that makes the LGBTQI community so enduring and strong— positioning herself as a true gay icon,” she said.
Cher will be featured in the official 2018 Mardi Gras Parade television broadcast on SBS on Sunday, 4 March. The 2018 Mardi Gras Parade: Full Live Stream will be available Saturday, 3 March at 7pm on SBS On Demand.