We’re super excited to once again bring you the Ending HIV Big Gay Out – a fun, family-friendly, festival day celebrating the LGBTIQ+ communities, their families and friends.
Headlining the Durex Main Stage will be New Zealand singer-songwriter MAALA, Openside, Lavina Williams and LEXXA.
We’ve also got an amazing line-up of community acts, including Iris G, Miss Ribena, Buckwheat, Whati Te Wake, James Malcolm, players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and heaps more!
With over 100 stalls, the Big Gay Out Market Area features locally produced and specialty products, information stalls, and an abundance of food vendors, snacks and refreshments.
An R18 zone with bar service, the Stay Safe Dance Tent returns in 2018 with an incredible line-up of DJs. New to the Ending HIV Big Gay Out is the Garden Bar, an R18 area open to public with a range of beverages.
Catch the air-conditioned bus to Coyle Park and avoid the hassle of finding a car park. Buses will shuttle from Family Bar on Karangahape Road to Coyle Park every 20 minutes from 11.30am till 2pm – with return shuttles from 5pm till 8pm.
The Ending HIV Big Gay Out is organised by New Zealand AIDS Foundation – with the generous support of Durex, AUT, ANZ, Almond Breeze and Lush Cosmetics.
Entry to the Ending HIV Big Gay Out is by gold coin donation, with the proceeds helping to cover the cost of staging the event.
Durex Main Stage Line-Up:
12.00pm Official Welcome and Blessing
12.05pm Ahakoa Te Aha
12.35pm Players from APO
1.00pm Mr Gay New Zealand introductions
1.25pm Burundian Drummers
1.55pm Iris G
2.20pm Whati Te Wake
2.50pm The Family Bar Drag Show
3.40pm Lavina Williams
4.20pm James Malcolm
5.25pm Mr Gay New Zealand winner announcement
6.40pm Cindy of Samoa
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