Sydney Australia will become the planet’s gay epicenter next year when it hosts WorldPride 2023. As part of the weeklong festival, Daywash will present six massive official Pride Amplified events including Candyland XXL and the Circuit Festival Waterpark Day at Raging Waters amusement park. Produced by Johan Khoury, events will take place February 26 through March 6 and will feature live acts, stunning décor including laser and light shows, and performances by some of the world’s most famous international circuit DJs. “Daywash parties are always over-the-top spectaculars but in celebration of Sydney’s World Pride, we are going even bigger and better than ever before,” says Khoury. “We are also partnering with the largest international circuit festivals to produce a week unlike anything anyone has seen.”
The weeklong Daywash events kick off Sunday, February 26 when GUAPO FIESTA, dubbed São Paulo’s sexiest party, makes its Sydney premiere. The opening party will take place at The Argyle, a colossal venue with multiple rooms that will offer the thousands of attendees a range of chill and flirt zones and will feature a sensational DJ line up including Brazil’s Rafael Berreto and resident superstar Mario Backman.
At 2pm on Monday, February 27, partygoers will gather at The Ivy for Candyland XXL, the week’s first outdoor afternoon event. Candyland is a signature Daywash party and always a crowd favorite. For World Pride, partygoers will be treated to an XXL dose of the event. Upon entering, the scenic decor will make guests feel like they have entered a magical candy factory. Rainbow colored popcorn, fairy floss, and flavored Snow cones will be served for free at multiple candy stations. The evening will also include jaw-dropping performances, delicious go-go boys and DJs Dani Toro (from Spain) and Jose Rendon (from Dublin) spinning the dance floor until 10pm.
Tuesday and Wednesday are days of rest and recovery. The party picks up again Thursday, March 2 when Brazilian adult performer Diego Barros makes his Sydney debut at Anaconda. Known as the ‘Magic Mike’ of Brazil, Diego Barros has over one million followers on Instagram, a very popular OnlyFans account and is often called one of the world’s sexiest men. The night will feature two nude performances by Barrios. Between shows, Rafael Barreto will keep the dancefloor moving with his high energy Brazilian beats. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet-n-greet Diego Barros live in-person!
On Friday March 3, Daywash partners with the world’s biggest gay party producer, Matinée, to host the Daywash Circuit Festival Waterpark Pre-Party Sydney 2023. Taking place at the Raging Waters amusement park in Sydney, the entire park will be closed to the public and open exclusively for Daywash attendees. Guests will be able to enjoy all rip-roaring rides and attractions, including Sydney's largest water slide, without the long lines. Two dance floors will be set up on the grounds. Matinée Resident DJs Phil Romano and Dani Toro will headline the main stage at the Beach Wave Pool Main stage. The second stage will be set up at Dinosaur Lagoon with DJs TBA. VIP Cabanas and party busses are available as special luxury adds-ons.
The Friday fun continues when Daywash and Matinée regroup for a second phenomenal adventure, The Temple of La Lecha White Party. Matinée resident superstars DJs Kingstone (from Paris) and Liza Rodriguez (from Brazil) take over the indoor and outdoor stages, along with additional DJs to be announced. The level of production will be above and beyond with laser and light shows and the crème de la crème of sexy international go-go dancers.
Saturday, March 4 will be an Arabian Night in Sydney when Kinselas hosts the “Club Arak” party. All four levels of the iconic Sydney venue will be open to partygoers. The Chapel underground will pay homage to Arab divas with live musical performances. The street-level basement bar will be a chill out space with amazing Arab tunes and drinks. The middle bar will be the women’s space and the top level will be the main dance floor with DJ Chadi spinning the latest and greatest of Arab dance grooves. A special overseas guest performer will be announced soon.
Sunday is fun day when daddies, leather men, shirtless boys, bearded hotties and everything in-between converge at the RAM party. Hosted by Daddy Ersin, RAM was born and bred in NYC’s underground club scene and has toured the biggest gay cities around the world, selling out venues at San Francisco’s Folsom Party, Dallas Pride, Fort Lauderdale Pride, Austin Pride, San Antonio Pride, Houston Pride and Denver Pride. The vibe is extra-cruisy with unfiltered testosterone. Rules don’t apply on the RAM dancefloor! Resident USA DJ Joe Pacheco, popular for his thick and thirsty beats, will headline.
The epic Pride Amplified and Daywash week finally wraps on Monday, March 6, with the Kiki Gay Pool Party Finale, taking place at The Ivy pool. Set high above the bustling streets with the gorgeous Sydney skyline as backdrop, the pool party will be perfect way to wind down the week’s festivities. Surprise pop-up DJs and performers will be announced soon. VIP Cabanas, bottle service, and additional special luxury add-ons are available.
A portion of the proceeds from all Pride Amplified and Daywash events will benefit programs including ACON (Aids Council Of NSW), Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Program, and Father Riley’s Youth off the streets.