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FEM Presents



Friday 19 February from 6:45pm to 10:30pm


Starting from: $39

BUTCH struts into the Sydney Town Hall after the Mardi Gras flag-raising ceremony on February 19,

Featuring gender-defying designers CharlieBoy, Punkuture, Shane Ave, Spunky Bruiser+Jeff McCann + hair by Sarah Wall Industries on the runway. 

With performances by BVT + The Kings, Kim Sheehy [The Voice/The Sappho Show] and more to be announced!

Plus 24 community models who will raise the roof!

Hosted by Walkley award-winning journalist and ABC Queer Content Lead - Mon Shafter.

This is a 1 night only premiere event not to be missed!


  • 6:45pm: PRE SHOW - featuring live music and showcasing our Partners on screen 

  • 7:30pm: DESIGNER RUNWAY - our four designers take to the runway 

  • 9:00pm BUTCH COMMUNITY RUNWAY - our 24 community models do their thang!

By defying gendered aesthetics, BUTCH expands the possibilities for women and gender diverse people of all abilities, ages, cultures, sizes and backgrounds. We are committed to accessibility and encourage inclusion for all people. If you have any questions about access, participation or would like to attend the event but it’s cost prohibitive please contact us at to discuss. 

BUTCH is an Auslan interpreted event. 

Age restriction: 15+ - strong language and themes

Presented by Lips Events and FEM Presents and supported by City of Sydney.

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFO: NSW Health orders have capped venue capacity at 75%. There will be an empty seat separating your party with other parties. Please purchase tickets for your party in one single purchase. 

COVID-19 SAFETY: A series of COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be in place and ticket holders must comply with these. These include:

  • Masks are mandatory as per NSW Health Orders

  • Contact details registered for all ticket holders

  • ID checks on entry

  • Stay at home if you have been to a hotspot or self-isolating

  • Stay at home if you are sick or have any cold or flu symptoms

  • Physical distancing at all times

  • Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses

  • The practice of good hand hygiene. Hand sanitiser and hand wash stations will be available

FEM Presents and Lip Lesbian Events will continue to work closely with NSW Health and other government agencies in the lead up to the event and will adapt COVID Safe Protocols as required.



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