Brisbane pride celebrates
The Queen’s Birthday Ball has grown from very humble beginnings to be the longest running gay and lesbian event in the world. To celebrate its golden anniversary, this year’s Queen’s Ball is be held at Cloudland in Fortitude Valley on Sunday 12th June 2011 starting at 6pm. Featuring shows throughout the night from South East Queensland’s best drag performers including Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke and venues like The Sportsman Hotel, The Wickham Hotel, Fluffy and Escape with a special guest DJ and the presentation of twelve awards voted by the general public for outstanding achievements in the GLBTI community.
Gold is the theme for this year’s Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards so attendees are encouraged to dress up. Paint yourself gold, come as Cleopatra covered in gold sequins or even as James Bond in Gold Finger. You know you've been looking for an excuse to wear those gold hot pants you bought last year for Mardi Gras! The awards for “Belle Of The Ball” and “Themed Group In Costume” will be judged on the night. Because of the great new venue, this year’s party will continue on with DJs after the awards, so expect to party the night away in style.
Tables for ten cost between $400 to $500 (depending on location and availability) and include two bottles of champagne and canapés. Tables are limited so get in quick!
Tickets bought online are $30 plus a booking fee or $30 at the door through selected venues. To purchase tickets online, or for public nominations and voting for categories, head to queensball.com.au.
Come and celebrate this massive milestone in Brisbane’s GLBTI history in style and meet old and new friends at the premier event of the 2011 Brisbane Pride Festival.