Queenslanders may have to wait a few months longer for their Queens Birthday long weekend but Northern NSW LGBTI group Tropical Fruits are honouring Queen Lizzie’s 90th Birthday on June 11 with the throwing of an intimate and friendly Sparkling Rainbow Unicorn party to celebrate their own 28th birthday.
The group say the unicorn has broken free from its bondage in Queen Lizzie’s private zoo, and it’s trotted down the rainbow and landed in Lismore, New South Wales! Virtue and goodness will not be enough to tame the fabulous creature. Sparkling Rainbow Unicorn will be a glittering, rainbow pit of delight on the anniversary of the group’s very first party in 1988.
“Get ready for some horse play, as we snort, stamp, dance and prance into the night with a stable of stallions, a field of faes, a quirk of queers and a wild of womyn,” Tropical Fruits said.
“We will flirt, we will glitter and we will flitter. Then just when you think it can’t get any gayer, neigh! There will be more dancing and prancing until there is glitter sliding from our brows and our unique-horns are shining magic into the night.
“Just strap one to your forehead, roll in some glitter and get your pony ass down to Sparkling Rainbow Unicorn!
“As always, we’ll have the fires blazing out back, warm food behind the bar, plenty of spots to rest your feet, a bouncy wooden dance floor, crystal clear sound from Pinkerton Audio and beautiful bright lasers and lighting from Jackson’s Technical Services.”
What: Sparkling Rainbow Unicorn Queens Birthday Party
When: Saturday 11th June 2016
Time: 8pm- 2am
Where: Norma’s Kitchen, Lismore Showgrounds
DJs: Jim Jam (Sydney), Elektropanda (Brisbane)
Shows: Drag at 11pm, Performers TBA
Tix: Cash at the door. $18 for members (for info visit TropicalFruits.org.au), $20 for concessions and $25 for guests.
Camping is available onsite for $20 per site. To book a site, please phone the Lismore Showground office on 02 6621 5916. For more information, visit http://www.northcoastnational.com.au/camping/
Hot Food and Drinks
Forrest Glen Organic Farm will be pumping out yummy hot food and coffee from 8pm, so come down early for a bite to eat! Real coffee and mulled wine will be on the menu, so whether you are in for dancing and drinks or a cosy chat over a feed (or a bit of both), this is the party for you!
Tropical Fruits are excited about the tunes for this party, with both DJs popping their unicorn cherries with Fruits at this event, ensuring it’ll be new, fresh and really bloody fun!
– DJ Jim Jam
One of the fastest rising DJ’s and producers in Sydney, this UK expat (pictured, below) has fast become one of the most sought after talents around. We caught him at Mardi Gras Party a few years ago and couldn’t get off the dancefloor. Every time we’ve seen him since, his sets have been energetic, playful, sexy and spot-on. Whether it’s the bouncy, chunky beats; fun familiar big sounds or grooving deep tunes; JimJam has it all. His sound is a bit different to our normal take for these small parties: but we reckon it’ll go down a treat. Visit his website here, his Facebook here and listen to his mixes here.
– DJ Elektropanda
This spunky Brissy chick (pictured, below) has been on our radar for years: and with the waves she is making up and down the coast, we thought it was high time that the Northern Rivers had a listen! Elektropanda’s tastes are broad and varied; she’s played everything from kooky dark techno sounds at underground warehouse parties to classic top 40 remixed tracks at commercial gigs like Big Gay Day. Working with some of our favourite Brisbane DJs, Elektropanda is an up-and-coming DJ who’s totally got our vote. Expect smooth city sounds with an edge of fidget and techno-inspired grunt. Visit her Facebook here, and listen to her mixes here.