• Sam Smith is joining the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. (Getty Images North America)Source: Getty Images North America
"Australia has meant so much to me as a queer person."
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

22 Jan 2020 - 10:41 AM  UPDATED 22 Jan 2020 - 10:41 AM

Good things just keep getting better.

First announced was Dua Lipa, then Kesha, and now the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced that music superstar Sam Smith will be joining this year's stellar lineup.

In a video shared on social media, Smith said they couldn't wait to get in on all the Mardi Gras action.

"Hello everyone! I'm coming to you from LA right now," They said on camera.

"I just wanted to send a message to all of my beautiful fans and friends in Australia. And I just wanted to say that I have an announcement to make today which is honestly one of the highlights of my career."

Smith, who has previously donated concert proceeds to our fight for same-sex marriage and bushfire relief efforts, said Australia holds a special place in their heart.

"Australia has meant so much to me as a queer person and I'm going to be singing at Mardi Gras this year. I can't wait to be with you after such a challenging time.

"Hopefully we can spread that love and celebrate and sing and dance. So yeah, Mardi Gras, I can't wait to see you!"

2020 will see Mardi Gras transform The Hordern Pavilion and surrounding areas into a brand-new adult play land, bursting with music, light and performance across new fantasy worlds for party goers to immerse themselves in.

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