PROUD 2018


Auckland Pride’s official closing celebration is New Zealand's biggest LGBTIQ+ party!

For the first time, PROUD 2018 will be taking over all levels of the state-of-the-art Q Theatre venue – including a purpose-built outdoor area in the Lower Greys Avenue car park.

PROUD is pumped to bring you one of the world’s most in-demand gay DJs – Dan Slater!

Now based out of the US, the studly Aussie’s superstar DJ status has risen and risen since his last New Zealand appearance in 2016.

Perpetually in motion, Dan has headlined parties at Pride events all over the planet, including World Pride (Madrid), NYC Pride, San Francisco Pride, Munich Pride, Winter Party Festival (Miami), Prism Festival (Toronto), as well as Sydney Mardi Gras. A firm fan-favourite, Dan has been booked and re-booked to play the massive White Party Palm Springs for four years running!

His remix of Cher’s 'I Walk Alone' peaked at number two on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs in the US, and Dan has somehow found time to produce dancefloor remixes for artists including Britney Spears, Ultra Nate, Carmen Elektra, Alfie Arcuri and Marcia Hines.

Fasten your space belts! Internationally renowned aerial artist and neo-burlesque legend, Empress Stah is flying in from London to perform at PROUD.

Described by the New York Times as, “a prismatic intersection of sex, circus and special effects”, Empress Stah’s iconic 'Stargasm / Light in Places' collaboration with electro rock star Peaches features the world’s first laser butt-plug.

Resident at the infamous Torture Garden fetish club in London, Empress Stah has shared the stage with Dita Von Teese and Cirque Du Soleil, headlined the superclub season at Pacha in Ibiza, and toured the world performing solo shows from New York to Tokyo.

Stand by for more announcements about PROUD 2018’s legendary line-up of local and international DJs and performers.

Feel the love at the Auckland Pride Parade on Ponsonby Road – then get down to Q for the queer party of the year! Tickets are strictly limited. Don't miss out!


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