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Moreton Bay Feels The Pride

Story: Patricia Higgins
Published On : Apr 23, 2024
Moreton Bay Feels The Pride
Get set to embrace the rainbow at Moreton Bay PrideFest, with colourful and star-studded headliners Samantha Jade, Kween Kwong, Art Simone, and DJ Harry K and the Fluffy All-Stars.

After last year’s spectacular debut, with the event attracting more than 3500 visitors and locals to Pine Rivers Park, the LGBTIQA+ celebration is back and more fabulous than ever, with live entertainment, roving performers, a skate rink, and plenty of market stalls.

According to City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery, the afternoon of festivities showcases “our community’s powerful statement of unity and pride,” bringing diversity, inclusivity and a vital sense of connection.

“In 2023, we had more than 20 community stalls in the One Love Zone, offering everything from free hugs to mental health support and wellbeing services,” Mayor Flannery said.

When it comes to bringing the ‘warm and fuzzies’, it would be remiss not to herald the invaluable contributions of host Paul Wheeler and Harry Katsanevas (DJ Harry K and the Fluffy All-Stars) in anchoring the entertainment.

According to Mr Katsanevas, he was honoured to be part of PrideFest for the second year in a row and a part of the main line-up, saying that “seeing it all come to life is something I’m so excited about.”

“There was so much love and thought put into Moreton Bay PrideFest last year, and I can’t wait to continue this in 2024,” Mr Katsanevas said.

Mr Katsanevas said that the event played an important role in enabling individuals to express their authentic selves in a supportive environment and in highlighting the importance of acceptance and love.

“By showcasing the richness of the LGBTQ+ community, Pride festivals combat stigma and discrimination, promoting awareness and understanding,” Mr Katsanevas said.

Mayor Flannery’s position that the goal of Moreton Bay is to create an environment where people feel included and accepted for who they are strikes a similar chord.

“We want Moreton Bay to be a place where people can come together proudly, where they can freely participate and celebrate their unique selves,” Mayor Flannery said.

Purchase your tickets to PrideFest and find out more at

Moreton Bay PrideFest
Saturday, 8 June, 1pm-9pm
Pine Rivers Park
125 Gympie Road, Strathpine.