The Ending HIV Big Gay Out is New Zealand's largest and most fabulous Rainbow Community event, attracting annual crowds of more than 10,000 people. 2019 is the 20th anniversary of the Big Gay Out and we are gearing up for the biggest, GAYEST, Big Gay Out, ever!
Date: Sunday 10 February, 12pm - 7pm
Rain date: Sunday 24 February, 12pm - 7pm*
Location: Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier, Auckland
The full Durex Main Stage line-up will be announced soon. Follow our Facebook event to stay up to date!
For now, check out some of the amazing headliners we're excited to be able to announce:
Returning favourites Openside are joining us as one of our three main acts this year! Possum Plows, lead singer of the emo-pop quartet, is a massive advocate and supporter of the rainbow community being non-binary themselves. Having opened for Panic! At the Disco earlier, it is guaranteed to be a fantastic performance that you won’t want to miss.
Jon Lemmon! Born in LA but living in Wellington for the last decade, this self-proclaimed ecstatic dance pop artist will make your heart sing and feet move. Known for his positive messages and inclusivity in his music we’re very happy to have him on stage at our 20th anniversary.
LEXXA, AKA. Maude and Julia Morris, twin sisters - maybe identical, maybe not…. one day they’ll get a test but for now they make dreamy pop bangers that tear shreds from your heart but still make you smile. We're excited to have the dreamy synth-pop duo join us on the Durex Main Stage this year. Full line up coming soon!
*A note on the rain date - because of the cost of setting up the event, we’ll be making our final call on February 6th.
So if no extreme weather events (e.g. a cyclone) are forecast on the 6th, we'll be going ahead with the Big Gay Out on Feb 10th. And if an extreme weather event is forecast, then the BGO will be moved to Feb 24th.