Rainbow Mountain | A Heaps Gay Snow Week
4 – 8 September
Heaps Gay are bringing to Thredbo some of the biggest entertainment and music acts in the LGBTQIA community made up of DJ’s, bands, drag queens, entertainers, performance artists, hostesses and more! Enjoy these highlight artists who are sure to keep Thredbo pumping at level 100 all week long; Amanda Louise, Betty Grumble, Cunningpants, DJ Dan Murphy, Double D, Dyan Tai, Etcetera Etcetera, Felicia Fox, Fur, Heaps Gay DJs, imbi the girl, Kate Munro, Megana Holiday, Rachel Maria Cox, Sharon Manhattan, Stelly G, Stereogamus, Twiggy Stix and Kira Puru.
Known for her dynamic live performances and genre-defying writing style, Kira Puru is an ever-rising star, widely respected as one of Australia’s biggest voices. Her stage presence is demanding and her execution, confident.
From luscious orchestral arrangements of disco to perfectly rhythmic and melodic mixes of house grooves, Cunningpants has established herself as one of Sydney’s most versatile DJs, since taking hold of the decks in 2008 and now running some of the biggest queer parties in Sydney, and also regularly tours throughout every major city in Australia
She’s a sure-fire floor-filler, with a style perfectly matched to suit any dance floor. This might explain why she has featured on Triple J’s, “The Kick On”, FBi Radio’s “Spin The Bottle”, JOY FM in Melbourne, SOHO radio in London and her most recent appearance on Triple J’s Friday midday mix, earlier this year.
Working stepmother and former Julia Roberts lookalike Aaron Manhattan is generously taking time off of ‘Showgirls: The Musical’ to bring the art of “snowblowing” to a new generation of LGBTQI teens. But will she end up learning more than she was ever qualified to teach? Will working with children cause her to “check” herself? As the sister you didn’t know you deserved Sharon will answer these questions and more…. through song.
Breakaway DJ talent was discovered in 2013 by Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Since the launch of her career Amanda Louise has rocked the world with her sexy underground house, lavish disco & techno sets in New York, Berlin and Ibiza. Amanda Louise is renown for her residencies in New York for the famous BRúT parties and back home in Australia for her LGBTQueer party Heartbreaker Sydney, Tropical Fruits NYE, Beresford Sundays and with her weekly radio show HOUSE FUSION which broadcasts live every Sunday on Bondi Radio.
imbi the girl
Arriving in 2017, Sydney-based force of nature imbi the girl has been slowly writing their own story, to the beat of their own drum. After recently wrapping up a national tour supporting multi-talent Odette, imbi the girl is here to keep the party going.
Arriving in 2017, Sydney-based force of nature imbi the girl has been slowly writing their own story, to the beat of their own drum. With their unique and inspiring brand of poetic hip-hop, R&B and soul, they have quickly won the hearts of industry and fans, with prominent features on Billboard and Beats 1, support from triple j Unearthed and finding passionate champions across community radio.
Surreal Showgurl. Obscene Beauty Queen. Wild Womanhood. Sex Clown. With ceremonial precision and deranged wit, BETTY GRUMBLE enslaves her audience with a powerful call to arms as she raptures in the complexity of the woman body as a political site. A maniacal Feminist contagion and ecosexual, her award winning work has been critically lauded across the board. From the polished stages of Belvoir St Theatre and Sydney Opera House, to the swampy dens of Sydney’s Queer Underground and International Fringes. A mantric wish towards Love Energy. Are you Betty to Grumble?
‘Grumble is a Revelation’ – The Age
Stelly G is a performance artist from Sydney who’s artistic collaborations have made her a force in the queer community. She has graced festival stages at Secret Garden Festival, Groovin the Moo and Harvest Festival; regularly performed at the Red Rattler; and been muse to popular street artist Askew.
DJ Hamo Tevita
DJ Hamo Tevita blends all things hot and funky into his mixes, mashup and productions. With a wide range of tastes and influences, DJ Hamo has flavours for one and all is here to play all things funky, from hip hop to nu jazz, street soul to dubstep, Kylie to Public Enemy.
Stereogamous (Paul Mac and Jonny Seymour) are the musical equivalent of a Mardi Gras that runs all year. They have remixed or collaborated with Kylie, Ngaiire, George Michael, Sia, Sam Sparro, Brendan Maclean, LCD Soundsystem, The Presets, Light Asylum, JD Samson’s MEN and loads more. Don’t hate them though. They are actually lovely lads who are more into dancing, hugging and staying up late than being sceneious.
Named by SBS and NITV one of 20 Indigenous people to look out for in 2019, This Aboriginal Queen reigning in from South Western Sydney Campbelltown born and bred her mob is the Kamilaroi tribe from Walgett and Dhunghutti tribe from Kempsey, and started her drag career when she was just 16yrs old.
DJ Dan Murphy
Dan Murphy has not just made Sydney home but has made it his own. With a DJ career spanning near 20yrs, residencies not just at clubs but also at dance parties like Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, NZ Ski Week, Homesexual, Dan doesn’t have a lot left to conquer on a dance floor.
Rachel Maria Cox
Rachel Maria Cox is a non-binary singer & songwriter from Newcastle and with their band, they make music that is ‘the perfect blend of panic and disco’.
Dyan Tai sets himself apart in Sydney’s music scene with his colourful and edgy on-stage style as a singer/songwriter, producer and DJ.
Radha La Bia
Radha La Bia, the Diva from India, is a performance artist based in Sydney, exploring racial and cultural identity, gender roles, the home and the kitchen, food and storytelling. Drawing on a background in biomedical science, cooking and interior design, Radha’s performances create holistic experiences that encompass culinary science and spatial dynamics. Spiced with family stories, Radha’s shows range across pop culture, social media and the idea of Australia as a foreign body.
Heaps Gay DJs
HEAPS GAY is a loud and proud queer collective, a rainbow family running inclusive parties around Australia. Heaps Gay DJ’s features some of Australia’s best performance artists and DJ’s who have appeared at Heaps Gay over the years. Heaps Gay DJs brings a cracker of a set, a cleverly curated hour of power, fueled by unapologetic bangers and Queer anthems! Their feel good vibe is all about love, energy and relishing in the moment. Heaps Gay won “Best Music Event” at this years’ FBi Radio SMAC awards and Party Queen Of The Year at the Timeout Bar Awards, so strap in and strap it on honey as Heaps Gay hit Thredbo.
Double D is known for their camp tunes and mix of Dance Party Tech, having played at all your queer faves, such as Birdcage, Canned Fruit, Unicorns and laying down pure queer energy at Heaps Gay parties. Double D, will be bringing the bangers you didn’t know you needed, rain, hail, shine and snow.
This fabulous pop art alien is non stop fun and non-stop play, and is a must have at your next party. Taking you all to new avant-garde heights! She’s got LEGS! You and your friends will be endlessly entertained by her ability to turn the party and show you all a gay old time! Sorry Barbie! Be the envy of all your friends by partying with your very own Twiggy Styx.
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