MEDIA CALL Today: Oxford Street Rainbow Crossing

MEDIA CALL Today: Oxford Street Rainbow Crossing

Oxford Street has been transformed overnight with rainbows to honour Sydney Mardi Gras’ 35th birthday.

The rainbow crossings have been installed in time for the Mardi Gras parade on Saturday 2 March, when a record 108 floats and 10,000 people will march with pride along Oxford Street.

Mardi Gras is a globally recognised festival that attracts more than 375,000 visitors each year and in recognition of its historical and cultural significance, the pedestrian crossings on Oxford Street at Taylor Square and Whitlam Square have been given a rainbow make over.

WHAT: The Lord Mayor will officially unveil the Oxford Street rainbow crossings in honour of the 35th year of the Mardi Gras Festival.

WHEN: 8.30am Tuesday 26 February

WHERE: North Taylor Square Oxford Street

WHO: Lord Mayor Clover Moore, CEO of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Michael Rolik, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras co-chairs Siri Kommedahl and Peter Urmson and Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich.

Time lapse footage of the installation process will be available after the media call.

For more information, contact City of Sydney Media Adviser Jo Wathen, on 0438 669 650, or email

For Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Jonathon Larkin, 0477 310 149,


Mardi Gras photo by Ann-Marie Calilhanna