The Brisbane Pride Festival is very proud to present the 50th Golden Anniversary Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards. Founded by Brisbane’s legendary Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke, the Queen’s Birthday Ball grew from very humble beginnings to be the longest running gay and lesbian event in the world. To celebrate its golden anniversary, this year’s Queen’s Ball is be held at one of Australia’s most iconic venues, Cloudland in Fortitude Valley, on Sunday 12th June 2011 starting at 6pm. Featuring shows throughout the night from South East Queensland’s best drag performers including Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke and venues like The Sportsman Hotel, The Wickham Hotel, Fluffy and Escape with a special guest DJ (to be announced soon) and the presentation of twelve awards voted by the general public for outstanding achievements in the GLBTI community.
Gold is the theme for this year’s Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards so attendees are encouraged to dress up to the theme of gold. Paint yourself gold, come as Cleopatra covered in gold sequins or even as James Bond in Gold Finger. The awards for “Belle Of The Ball” and “Themed Group In Costume” will be judged on the night. Because of the great new venue, this years party will continue on with DJs after the awards, so expect to party the night away in style.
Tables for 10 people cost between $400 to $500 (depending on location and availability) and include 2 bottles of champagne and canapés. Tables are limited and with the huge interest shown in them already they will not last long. Tickets bought online are $30 plus booking fee or $30 at the door or through selected venues. Tickets are available online through www.queensball.com.au or can be purchased throughout Brisbane at The Sportsman Hotel in Spring Hill, The Wickham Hotel and Klub Kruise in Fortitude Valley or at the door.
The award categories this year are –
Entertainer Of The Year
Event Of The year
Licensed Venue Of The Year
Adult Venue Of The Year
Community Social Group
Community Support Group
Activist Of The Year
Volunteer Of The Year
Young Achievement Award (under 25’s)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Belle Of The Ball
Themed Group In Costume
Come and celebrate this massive milestone in Brisbane’s GLBTI history in style and meet old and new friends at the premier event of the 2011 Brisbane Pride Festival.
Tickets will be available soon!
Nominations will open on the 6th of May.
Please check back in a few days for more info!
Queens Ball 2011 – 50th Golden Anniversary