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Say You'll Be There: Spice Girl Mel C Is Headlining The Wickham's Big Gay Day Street Festival for 2024

This year's biggest name a blast from the past in two ways — Melanie C headlined the festival back in 2020, too.
By Sarah Ward
February 07, 2024
By Sarah Ward
February 07, 2024

Southeast Queenslanders, 2024's Groovin the Moo isn't your only chance to party to Spice Girl-spun tunes. If seeing Mel C hit the decks in Brisbane is what you want (and what you really, really want), this year's Big Gay Day invites you to say you'll be there. The annual street party held by The Wickham — and the annual excuse to shut down a Fortitude Valley street, too — has announced its lineup, starting with the singer nicknamed Sporty Spice.

Just like at Groovin the Moo — which is on the same day as 2024's Big Gay Day, on Sunday, May 5 — Melanie C will do a DJ set. The LGBTQIA+ event's biggest name for this year is a blast from the past in two ways, then, both thanks to instant Spice Girls nostalgia and the fact that she headlined the festival back in 2020 as well.

This year, Chisholm will be joined on the Big Gay Day bill by Sneaky Sound System, Tall Paul, Hanna Conda, Briefs Factory, Jarred Baker, Mega Drag and DJ Enn. On hosting duties: Paul Wheeler.

Big Gay Day 2024 marks a return to May for the event, which usually takes place over the Labour Day weekend, but moved to October in 2023 "due to scheduling conflicts with neighbouring stakeholders", swapping places with The Wickham's also-annual Little Gay Day.

The Wickham's huge queer party is no slouch when it comes to top talent. In 2023, Peter Andre did the honours. And in 2022, it was 'Absolutely Everybody' singer Vanessa Amorosi's turn.

The event also spans multiple performance spaces, food trucks, themed pop-up bars and plenty of partying people — and, for the second year in a row, Big Gay Day gets to enjoy The Wickham's $3.1-million revamp, which added a weather-proofed beer garden to the venue.

Big Gay Day 2024 Lineup:

Melanie C (DJ set)
Sneaky Sound System
Tall Paul
Hanna Conda
Briefs Factory
Jarred Baker
Mega Drag
DJ Enn
Host: Paul Wheeler

Big Gay Day 2024 will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2024 — head to the festival website for tickets and further details.

Published on February 07, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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