Sydney’s queer party makers, House of Mince, host a night for the body and soul with KwaZulu-Natal born artist Desire Marea. Blending experimental club styles with operatic falsetto Desire’s multisensory explosion of sound is delivered through songs of truth, sexuality, seduction and connection.

They last performed with House of Mince in Australia in 2019 as one half of the collective FAKA. They’re coming to Sydney with a six-piece band and a new record.

Supported by Kira Puru, GLO, King Cxntessa and Lady Fur.
Public Space DJ: Diola

6pm: Atomic Food and Bar Opens
Doors open
8pm: Glo
9pm: Kira Puru
10pm: Desire Marea
Set times are a guide and subject to change without notice.

Tickets $49 + fee
A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.

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Tickets $49 + fee
A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.

For ticketing enquiries, please contact our Box Office on (02) 8571 9099 or via email at

This is an all-ages event. All under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets will only be available through the Carriageworks website and Ticketbooth. Please DO NOT buy from any unauthorised re-sellers such as ViaGoGo, Ticketmaster resale, gumtree, eBay or otherwise. They are not authorised sellers and you may be refused entry. In NSW it is illegal to resell a ticket for more than 110% of the face value of the ticket, as regulated by NSW Fair Trading.

Once you purchase your tickets you will be emailed a ticket confirmation ONLY. Your E-ticket will be sent to your email address 48 hours ahead of the event.

Important information

This performance contains haze, loud music and flashing lights.

Carriageworks will host a pop-up bar and eatery in collaboration with Atomic, Orlando wine and Archie Rose Distilling Co. throughout the duration of the festival alongside a rotating list of Sydney DJs.

Ace Hotel Sydney and TFE Hotels, our local accommodation partners, are pleased to offer a 15% discount on room rates during Vivid Sydney. Book your room at the below link using the following codes to claim your discount:

Book now: Ace Hotel Sydney

Book now: TFE Hotels
Code: TH15555894

Presented by Carriageworks, House of Mince and Vivid Sydney with Official Carriageworks Partners Atomic, Orlando and Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Media Partners: Broadsheet and FBi Radio.
Accommodation Partners: Ace Hotel Sydney and TFE Hotels