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Sydney Mardi Gras 2019: Kylie dances with drag queens down under

Amy West March 2, 2019
Kylie Minogue at Sydney Mardi Gras 2019

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Kylie Minogue makes an appearance during the 2019 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 02, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Mardi Gras parade began in 1978 as a march and commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots of New York. It is an annual event promoting awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and themes. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

Kylie Minogue thrilled fans when she made a surprise appearance at the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney on 2 March.

Wearing a shimmering gold dress, the pint-sized singer danced along with several Kylie-inspired drag queens and other fans as they belted out a medley of her hits including ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and ‘All The Lovers’.

News.com.au claim that she also walked ahead of a float celebrating Neighbours, the long-standing soap in which she originally found fame.

Kylie Minogue fans suspected she’d make an appearance

It had been rumoured that Minogue would show up at some point during the celebrations as she’d arrived in town earlier in the week ahead of her Golden Tour continuing there on Tuesday 5 March.

Such speculation was amplified when she shared a snapshot of the bright pink dress she wore when she performed at Mardi Gras back in 1994 on Instagram earlier on in the day.

At one point during the parade, Minogue was seen having a boogie with former Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears. The American musician is in the city to support her onstage during the Australian leg of her tour, as well as to perform at the Mardi Gras celebrations himself.

Jake Shears and Kylie Minogue at Sydney Mardi Gras 2019
Jake Shears shared a snapshot of himself and Kylie Minogue enjoying the parade at Sydney Mardi Gras 2019 (Instagram)

The ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ hitmaker also ran into RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act during the festivities. Act shared a picture of the blonde duo on her Instagram page, captioning the image: “Queen of Mardi Gras. Princess of Pop.”

While she didn’t grab a microphone during the parade itself, it has been rumoured that Minogue will take to the stage for a secret show at an after party. Safe to say, the fans who get to witness that are lucky, lucky, lucky!

Sydney Mardi Gras 2019’s theme is ‘fearless’

It has been reported that a crowd of around 300,000 came to watch the 41st annual parade.

The Sydney Mardi Gras parade started in 1978 as a march and commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots of New York. Occurring annually, it aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, as well as act as a celebration of the community.

Check out some more photos from Sydney Mardi Gras 2019 below… 

Sydney Mardi Gras 2019
Several thousand people walked the parade as part of Sydney Mardi Gras 2019 (Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
Sydney Mardi Gras 2019 attendees
If Kylie Minogue can show up, there’s no reason why a unicorn couldn’t as well! (SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Sydney Mardi Gras 2019 pictures
Revellers basked in the sun as they wore glitter, animal print costumes… and little else (Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
Sydney Mardi Gras 2019
Two men showcase their motorcycle skills as part of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on 2 March (SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sydney Mardi Gras 2019
Thousands of revellers took part in the iconic festival which celebrates sexual equality in the heart of Australia’s biggest city. (SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Sydney Mardi Gras 2019
Arohi Chapman-Barber (R) greets an indigenous performer during the annual Mardi Gras parade on 2 March 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

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