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Next year's annual gay pride parade will be replaced by a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade will not go ahead in 2021

Some spectators will have to buy tickets to watch next year's COVID-safe Mardi Gras parade, which will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Some spectators will have to buy tickets to watch next year's COVID-safe Mardi Gras parade, which will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announces the event will be going ahead next year at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The event will be ticketed with up to 23,000 spectators to be seated.The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announces the event will be going ahead next year at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The event will be ticketed with up to 23,000 spectators to be seated.

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It has been announced that the biggest party of the year, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, will not be going ahead next year – at least, not in theIt has been announced that the biggest party of the year, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, will not be going ahead next year – at least, not in the

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade cancelled, will be replaced by a ticketed event at the SCG

<p>Coronavirus has claimed yet another high-profile scalp, forcing the cancellation of Sydney's iconic Mardi Gras parade next year.</p>

Coronavirus Australia live: Mardi Gras 2021 moved to Sydney Cricket Ground

The annual celebration will be looking very different next year.The annual celebration will be looking very different next year.

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The event, held annually to celebrate LGBTQI pride and diversity, will move to a new venue in 2021.The event, held annually to celebrate LGBTQI pride and diversity, will move to a new venue in 2021.

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