The year is 2032.
Meanjin (Brisbane) has been successful in its bid to host the Olympic Games. But in the 11 years since the bid was announced in 2021, the World looks very different…
The outbreak of COVID-19 and the failed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 precipitated rapid and radical re-imagining of what the Olympics could be – new sports and competitors enter the fray and even the World starts to look different…
Shortly after 2021, the World experienced more turbulence: yet another global shift – referred to now only as ‘The Big Hole’ – where the international status quo experienced an upheaval resulting in the dissolution of existing borders and nations, with new entities and states taking their place.
Despite this, certain traditions remain – and it is in this setting, that we find ourselves – Meanjin’s queer community – gathering together to celebrate the 2032 Shandy Olympics.
Much like the Olympics of years past, we can promise that things will get lit, people will get sweaty, you’ll see unforgettable feats of athleticism, and somehow Nikki Webster is still floating in the air?
We are honoured to invite you to…
The 2032 Shandy Olympics
saturday 10th july | 8pm – 2am | the tivoli
Fortunately, we find ourselves returning to safe and familiar ground, with events kicking off at the hallowed grounds of The Tivoli for the Opening Ceremony – and keeping with tradition, we’ve pulled out all the stops, bells, and referee’s whistles for this one – with an incredible line-up of local talent to delight you, so without further ado we welcome to the stage:
~ Bring A Plate ~
~ Gaff E ~
~ Katie-Titanium and DIVA-5 (Brit Pop persona of The Silver Stone and her drag super-group: Anya Bike, Gogo Bumhole, Lorna Thologist, and Penelope Cruises) ~
~ Emily Stockwell ~
~ Luna Thicc ~
~ Poly Lez Slut ~
But wait, there’s more! We also have the benefit of an evening soundtracked by some of 2032’s hottest DJs:
~ Ayebatonye ~
~ Jen_E ~
~ DJ Les Smith ~
~ GR3Y ~
We will have a limited allocation of free tickets available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and any people who can’t afford the ticket price. To gain access to this scheme, please message the Shandy Facebook page or Instagram for more information.
Event artwork by Alec Palmer.
We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we hold this event on, and pay respects to its Elders, past and present – and also pay respects and offer our love to the First Nations community attending. Sovereignty was never ceded.
As always, please don’t assume any one’s gender or pronouns. A fun way to ask is to start by giving someone a compliment, and asking for their name and pronouns.
We want people to feel as safe and welcome as possible, so feel free to message the Shandy Instagram or Facebook page with any queries or concerns.
The bathrooms will not be gendered – they either have urinals, or don’t.
Finally, the venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have specific access requirements or queries, please don’t hesitate to let us know so we can make your arrival as smooth as possible
Racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, or transphobic behaviour/attitudes will not be tolerated. Please see staff or security if someone is making you uncomfortable, or message the Shandy Facebook page.
The 2032 Shandy Olympics
When: Sat 10 July
Venue: The Tivoli
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