Seymour Centre's contemporary music program, Seymour Nights, returns for Sydney WorldPride.
Offering free gigs at dusk in the Seymour courtyard and coinciding with eight brilliant Sydney WorldPride events, Seymour Nights @ Sydney WorldPride will champion local LGBTQI artists and new sounds, with appearances by Seann Miley Moore, Tanzer, Dyan Tai, and more.
Join us for free performances from some of Australia's most vibrant voices, wickedest DJs, and most daring drag artists, all in the leafy, summery surrounds of the Seymour courtyard.
Chelsea Wheatley is a Filipino/Australian artist, musician, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker originally from Fremantle, WA.
Her family relocated to Melbourne, Victoria when she was 15. She then taught herself how to play bass guitar so she could start a femme punk pop band with her high school best friends. They toured Australia extensively for three years, and within this time Chelsea also appeared twice as a guest on Rockwiz, performing two solos and a duet with Chris Ballew (Presidents of the United States of America).
Soon thereafter, 'Chela' (a long-standing nickname) was born, self-releasing her first single Plastic Gun, co-produced with Ben Ely (Regurgitator) and receiving airplay on Australian national radio. In 2013 and 2014 French tastemaker label Kitsuné released Romanticise (co-produced with DCUP) and Zero gaining Chela international attention. In 2014 Chela performed at SXSW and Coachella, and has since supported Classixx, The Presets, The Preatures, San Cisco, Client Liaison, and MIKA on tour.
Jamaica Moana is a Sydney-based artist, rapper, creative director and songwriter of Māori (Ngāpuhi/Tainui) and Samoan descent. She is spiritually entwined with Hokianga and Waikato in the motherland of Aotearoa, whilst currently walking the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. As a multidisciplinary artist, she balances her professional career as a rapper and artist whilst being a leader and resident commentator of the Australian ballroom community.
Her first single in 2018, FUR, became a queer community anthem. This led to her touring the east coast of Australia, performing at Brisbane’s IMA, Midsumma Festival Melbourne, Sydney’s Mardi Gras After Party at Hordern Pavilion, and soon after, a headlining act at Dark Mofo 2019 in Hobart.
Her most recent achievements are supporting NGAIIRE for Sydney Festival 2021 and solo-headlining a show at Darlinghurst Theatre. She recently hosted the first ballroom event of the year, which she co-founded, The West Ball 2.
Etcetera Etcetera is one of Australia’s most well known and visually striking drag artists. With a rich background in performance, makeup artistry, screen studies, and fashion, they have appeared on stages from Australia to New York and back again.
A visible non-binary artist, their activism has created a genuine and vocal fanbase, moving beyond the world of drag and into the mainstream. Etcetera creates memorable moments in theatre, nightclubs, television, film, and online. Just as their name suggests, there’s only more to come.