Nick Jonas and Jake Shears will headline this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on March 7 with Betty Who, Australian R&B/pop singer Jessica Mauboy, and drag queen Courtney Act, organizers announced today.
The festival, which lasts from February 20 to March 8 began as a gay rights march in June of 1978. It continues to include a world-famous parade down Oxford Street.
Said Jonas in an interview: "I will be making my first appearance in Australia at Mardi Gras. I am so excited to perform, I know Mardi Gras is an amazing night and whole thing and I am just thrilled.”
Jonas said last year that he was making a concerted effort to reach out to his gay fan base. Those fans down under are about to get a taste of it.
Shears has been fairly under-the-radar since announcing the Scissor Sisters' "indefinite hiatus" in late 2012.
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