Triple J, perennial cool kids and national youth broadcaster, has announced that it will be broadcasting live from Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this Saturday, March 5.
The team will celebrate the night of LGBTQIA+ nights from the Sydney cricket ground, between 7pm and 10pm, via FM radio, the triple j app and the triple j website.
The show will be hosted by The station’s Tyrone Pynor (featured image, left) and Abby Butler (right), and will cover the floats, marching band and all the fun.
Triple j’s Latifa Tee will also be jumping on the decks to bring listeners a playlist of party tunes, queer anthems and hot tracks from up-and-coming artists.
Additionally, a selection of musicians and LGBTQIA+ icons will join the show to wish listeners a happy Mardi Gras.
The youth station also announced that it will be celebrating Mardi Gras season all week at triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed stations.
Sydney-based electronic pop artist Nick Ward will be in the Like A Version studio on Friday, while The connection will hear from people who have been out during the pandemic, and Brisbane’s Cub Sport will be live wirelessly this week.
Talent-seeking sister station triple j Unearthed will curate a ‘Pride Playlist’ featuring the best new Australian songs from artists emerging within the LGTBQIA+ community, while nostalgic stockists Double J will celebrate Mardi Gras with a live set from The Village People, recorded at the Hordern Pavilion in 1980.
Also, true to the broadcast, Zan Rowe will perform the Mardi Gras anthems for Double J listeners on Friday, March 4, starting at 11 a.m.