BEAÚT XIX | Light Beaút with HE CRIES DIAMONDS and AGENT CLEAVE Tickets
8:30pm, Sat 18 November, 2017 - 5:00am, Sun 19 November, 2017
THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE, VIC
Tickets $20 + bf. Doors 8.30pm
Next Beaút we will be throwing a ball for Mama Beaút's birthday! This is a very special birthday ball because her actual birthday will tick over at 12AM, the witching hour, that night. So she'll be entering her new year at Beaút with you all and we are pulling out all the shiny stops for a very special birthday bash to ring in her new year in excess and love.
In true Mama Beaút style, Light Beaút will be filled nothing but the best for you, because our XXXtravaganza is only made better with your gorgeous vibes. So let's make this a ball to remember!!
But, let's talk about...
We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the single launch and an amazing set for a brilliant live act that just happens to be deeply entrenched in our hearts and the journey of Beaút. He Cries Diamonds, a band lead by a beautiful collaboration between rock veteran Richard Andrew and leading queer performer Agent Cleave, will be gracing the Beaút stage to bring you their uniquely mesmeric sound in celebration of the launch of the second single on their AA single release, and its corresponding music video.
Following on from the launch of their single, 'CINCINNATI', He Cries Diamonds joyously change gear from dark to light with the release of the upbeat 'Friends and Lovers'. A pop-driven glimpse into Melbourne's nightlife, set in the glow of the morning after, 'Friends and Lovers' is a love letter to the contemporary queer experience, paying tribute to the personalities that make Melbourne's nightlife so rich.
The music video, directed by Billy Reiss, is a celebration of friendship, and a tribute to the many varied queer bodies that inhabit the scene. Through friendship love and sex, the personalities that make this city take centre stage in an irreverent display of fun is a bond of togetherness amidst a political climate that threatens to define us and divide us. Queer is queer, there is no definition that can separate us. What better place to release this work than Light Bea t, amongst the Friends and Lovers that made this all possible.
This launch is a very special one for us because He Cries Diamonds is the latest artistic foray of our deeply loved and exceptionally remarkable Agent Cleave, who has performed at Bea t twice previously on very special occasions. So this is a total family affair. We can't wait for you to meet the band!!
Further to this exciting gig and video DeBeaút, there will contributions from exciting artists, an incred cast of characters, performances, surprises and gags all for the love of Mama B.
Also.. the walk-off has only been getting more and more extra as we've moved to Saturday, so the catwalk will be back to give you all the platform you deserve to strut your errthang like the star you are.
So come dress up or dress down as your brightest, walk-off if you will, CELEBRATE OUR BELOVED MAMA BEAÚT, and dance with us til dawn. HIP HIP HOORAY, IT'S A BIRTHDAY PORDI!!!
Light the sparklers, shine your souls, and spill it all through our doors!!!
Nothing but love bbs. xx
****PS: please remember that we love you exactly as you are in the expression that you find comfortable to you. Whether you dress up, down, not at all, or serve a casual slay, you will be BEAÚT to us. And we forever j'adore.
He Cries Diamonds
Jordan Drysdale Photography (IG: @jordandrysdale)
Ichikawa Lee (IG: @anidadass)
Jason Ebeyer (IG: @jasonebeyer)
Billy Reiss (IG: @billrssflm)
More announcements and details on artists to cum. xx
The WALK-OFF - A free-for-all contestant walk off in full costumed/alter ego looks. The winner is our next Coverbae. WALK-OFF AT 1AM.
LIGHT BEAÚT is a ritual to celebrate all your infinite colour and light; the intergalactic and dream states with which your lightness resides. We call it tropical psychosis but you can define it however you wish. It celebrates our most childish, most tripped out fantasies. Let's go back to that together.
Now that you've cleansed your dark side, shower us with the lightness and ripeness that you hold. As always, we do this through art, sound, colour, dance and wild debauchery. We are here for the very lightest of ourselves.
Bring your brightest.
Check our Insta feed for your LIGHT Beaút inspo. @beautclub
As always, we're dedicated to providing a celebratory and loving space for you to dress up, get down and dance with us 'til dawn. BEAÚT is committed to tricking up our party to take you on a journey of abandon and sensory overload.
BEAÚT CHARACTERS We've been lucky to have some of Melbourne's finest and most colourful characters come on board to host/present this party with us. You've met some of them on Insta, and we'll continue to introduce the rest. They're ready to party with you.
BEAÚT PATRONS ARE open, individualistic and expressive individuals residing in Melbourne and beyond. They live out an ethos dedicated to cultivating honest and caring community. They are of any sexuality and any gender. They are creative, vibrant people that find unique expression through art, costume, dance, character, thought or spirit. They are whimsical, ideal and real. They are a supportive group of adults from all walks of life, of all ages, all sexual orientations, all spiritual inclinations, all colours, and all genders. They are deeply valued by BEAÚT.
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