Big lineup for brand new Sunshine Coast LGBTIQ festival Out ‘n’ Proud


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Australian DJ Tigerlily and other local talents are joining Jack Vidgen and Sheldon Riley on the lineup of the Out ‘n’ Proud festival, launching on the Sunshine Coast.

The brand new festival will take over Caloundra’s Kings Beach, 90 minutes north of Brisbane, on June 19, 2021.

“I’m super excited to be coming up to Queensland to play at the Out n Proud festival,” Tigerlily (pictured centre) said.

“Given everything that’s happening in the world, I feel very grateful that we have the opportunity to get together to celebrate equality.”

Queensland collective The Runway Movement will also bring their fierce voguing talents to the Out ‘n’ Proud stage with multiple performances.

Brisbane’s Freak Circus has also joined the festival’s program, bringing their unique interactive cabaret show to the Sunshine Coast.

Out n Proud co-founder David Newman warmly welcomed Tigerlily and the other performers to the inaugural festival.

“With the largest approved crowd capacity this side of the pandemic, we’re proud to present an event that puts culture and people at the forefront,” he told QNews.com.au.

Newman describes the event as a “loud, proud and welcoming celebration of people, pride and culture.”

Family-friendly fun at Out n Proud festival in Caloundra

The Out ‘n’ Proud Festival will kick off at 10am for the Family Fun Day session. Expect market stalls and food vendors and exciting prizes all day.

Young ones will love the roving performances from some of their favourite characters.

From 4pm, the festival comes alive with live music, DJ sets, performances, pyrotechnics displays and more.

Local artists and performers will also have the opportunity to showcase their skills. The winner of the Talent Showcase competition will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

As well as live music and entertainment on the Sunshine Coast, the festival also gives punters an opportunity to support Queensland charities.

Charities including Give Me 5 For Kids, 2Spirits and Open Doors Youth Service will all benefit from the festival.

“These incredible not-for-profit organisations [provide] critical support for vulnerable Queenslanders,” Newman said.

“We want to do our part in helping them make a difference in our communities.”

The 2021 Out ‘n’ Proud Festival comes to the Sunshine Coast on June 19. Earlybird tickets are available at www.outnproud.com.au/tickets

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