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Courtney Act to launch Mardi Gras with performance atop Harbour Bridge

Drag queen Courtney Act will appear atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a world-first performance to launch this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations.

The show next Thursday 6 February will be the first drag performance on top of the iconic bridge.

“I’m honoured to be performing on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for BridgeClimb’s Mardi Gras festivities,” said Courtney.

“I can’t wait to kick off celebrations in style for my favourite time of the year.”

The award-winning drag queen and renowned party starter has become a global LGBTIQ icon since appearing on Australian Idol in 2003, going on to make the top three in season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The world watched as Courtney Act was crowned winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK in 2018, having educated viewers on issues such as gender identity, sexuality, and same-sex marriage.

She competed in the inaugural Eurovision – Australia Decides, launching her smash-hit single Fight for Love, and made television history as one half of the first same-sex pairing on Dancing with the Stars.

With Sydney set to be inundated with visitors from around Australia and the world for Mardi Gras, BridgeClimb has extended a warm welcome to guests who want to see the city from a different angle, from sunrise to night climbs.

“This truly is an icon meets icon event,” said BridgeClimb CEO Chris Zumwalt.

“We can’t wait to see Courtney strut her stuff on the famous iron structure.

“This performance is the perfect way to kick off Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney, loud and proud.”

BridgeClimb has taken over four million locals and visitors to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge since 1998.

The bridge has hosted weddings, proposals, birthday parties, and celebrations of cultural events, festivals, and holidays.

The two-week Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival officially kicks off on Valentine’s Day, leading to the much-anticipated parade and party on Saturday 29 February.

Tickets for Mardi Gras events are available online now.

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