8th - 20th June 2021
Sydney Solstice

Express Yourself - Queer Discovery

ATDW Physical Address
The Metro Theatre, 624 George Street, Sydney
Singer/songwriter Alex The Astronaut standing in a yellow suit with hands outstretched

Celebrating the momentous reopening of The Metro Theatre, beloved Australian singer/songwriter Alex The Astronaut leads the line-up on this special Mardi Gras Pride Weekender edition of Express Yourself – Queer Discovery. This will be the venue's first night of live music since early 2020!

ATDW Communications

Express Yourself – Queer Discovery is a series of music performances, designed to foster and provide a platform for emerging LGBTQI+ artists. Headline performer, Alex The Astronaut, will be joined by several emerging artists, including rapper and producer BVT, alternative pop-rocker Hope D, electro-pop artist NIK NAVY, and super singer/songwriter duo No Frills Twins.

Presenter, producer and DJ Faustina Agolley will be on hosting duties for the evening. Each artist will perform alongside an established headliner to a room of industry heavyweights and the general public. At the end of the series, a panel of judges will select two emerging artists to perform at The Metro Theatre for Mardi Gras Pride Weekender.

Mardi Gras Pride Weekender is two days of celebration that also honour Mardi Gras’ history and heritage. Part of This Pride Month, Mardi Gras Pride Weekender supports the return of live entertainment, dance parties and large gatherings after a year's hiatus post-Covid.


Valid for Mardi Gras members and volunteers


General admission

Getting there

Transport Options
Light Rail

Sydney has an excellent public transport network and you can get to all of the Sydney Solstice precincts by bus, train, light rail or ferry. Parking will be limited at most festival venues, so we recommend you travel by public transport rather than driving. Check out our Transport section for more information.