Celebrating the Launch of Sydney WorldPride – Ava Max has been announced to join the epic line-up at the official closing concert Rainbow Republic presented by Optus at The Domain on Sunday, 5 March 2023.

Ava Max – the star behind the stratospheric hits “Sweet But Psycho” and “Kings & Queens”, will join an incredible line-up of international and local talent, including Grammy award-winning Kim Petras, American band MUNA, as well as local legends Peach PRC, Alter Boy and Vetta Borne.  

The event will be Ava Max’s first public performance in Australia and her only Australian appearance this summer.


“It’s been three years since I’ve been able to get to Australia, so when the opportunity came to join the Rainbow Republic closing concert line-up for Sydney WorldPride I. COULD. NOT. RESIST.” Ava Max explained.

“Sydney will be the first place I get to perform a full set from Diamonds & Dancefloors, so I cannot wait to be amongst this global explosion of rainbow!”

Co-hosted by G Flip and Keiynan Lonsdale, Rainbow Republic will be a seven-hour closing concert and will see Sydney hand the baton to the WorldPride 2025 host city Washington DC.

Speaking about Rainbow Republic, Sydney WorldPride Chief Executive Kate Wickett says, “What a way to celebrate the final night of Sydney WorldPride, with a truly exceptional line-up of international and local talent. We can’t wait to hear Ava perform at this once-in-a-lifetime event.”

Sydney WorldPride starts today and runs for 17 days. To mark the start of the festival, for one-night only, the Sydney Opera House will be lit up with the Pride Progress Flag tonight as part of the #RainbowCity public art project.

Final tickets to Rainbow Republic presented by Optus, are available now at

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