• Kesha will perform at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras After Party. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
Considering the party does not start till she walks in, this is very good news.
Samuel Leighton-Dore

5 Dec 2019 - 1:06 PM  UPDATED 5 Dec 2019 - 1:06 PM

Okay, now we're REALLY excited.

Attendees at next year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras might have to throw out the Colgate and brush their teeth with a bottle of Jack, because pop sensation Kesha has been announced as a performer at the official 2020 Mardi Gras Party.

The 'Tik Tok' star is now set to join British powerhouse Dua Lipa at the all-night cultural event, which will take place at the Hordern Pavilion on Saturday February 29th next year.

And considering the party does not start till she walks in, this is very good news.

In a video shared to social media, Kesha said she "can't wait" to take part in the Mardi Gras festivities.

"Hey Australia, it's Kesha, and I'm so excited to get to come celebrate at the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival."

She added: "It's February 29th, right before my birthday! We're going to party!"

The singer, who has sold over 134 million records worldwide, is one of the music industry’s most prominent LGBTIQ+ rights activists, receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award back in 2016 for her efforts in promoting equality. The star was also nominated for outstanding musical artist at the 2018 GLAAD Awards, having written hit track ‘We R Who We R’ in direct response to statistics around suicide in LGBTIQ+ youth.

Kesha will perform alongside an exciting line-up of eccentric performers and DJs from around the world.

As we've previously reported, this year's Mardi Gras Party is promising something a little different, with Sydney's Hordern Pavilion and surrounding venues set to transform into "a brand-new adult play land, bursting with music, light and performance across new fantasy worlds for you to immerse yourself."

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