Comedian Joel Creasey to host LGBT gala dinner The Aurora Ball
Out comedian Joel Creasey will emcee this year's Aurora Ball, organisers have announced.
The 'Acid Tongue Prince', described by Joan Rivers as "a fucking star", will head up what has become one of the biggest highlights of Sydney’s GLBTI social calendar.
Guests for this year's 15th annual ball are being asked to "strike a pose" and "walk the line between anonymity and exhibitionism" in an atmosphere of old world glamour and provocative mystery.
“This year we took inspiration from masquerades and masked palls of the past, exploring concepts of disguise and mystery; we’re very excited to offer our guests another lavish and exciting experience with a stellar line up of performers,” Aurora Group Wayne Cox said.
Guests are being encouraged to "explore their alter egos through elegant disguise and a chic black and white theme."
The ball is a major fundraiser for the Aurora Group, who distribute grants to LGBTI projects throughout NSW.
In keeping with Aurora tradition, the ball will take place in late June to mark International Stonewall Day.
Tickets to the Ball are $235 and are on sale now. The evening features champagne, cocktails and canapés on arrival, a three course meal, free flowing wine and drinks, top-flight entertainment and inspiring keynote speaker.
Following the success of last year's youth initiative, Aurora is once again offering a discount table to guests under 30 who have never been to an Aurora Ball. Ten tickets are on offer for the youth price of $160.
Image: Joel Creasey. Photo: Ed Purnomo
GALLERY: Check out photos from the Aurora Ball in 2013. Photos: Robert Knapman
VIDEO: Check out this video of the Aurora Ball from set up to finish in less than 60 seconds