International superstar Hans to headline 2021 Hot and Steamy
Lacquer up your lederhosen, Berlin boy-wonder, Hans, is set to headline the 2021 Hot & Steamy Festival in Port Douglas, bringing his trademark accordion and sequinned tush to the tropics.
Festival organisers have today announced the Australian based, international superstar– who proclaims himself as Germany’s proudest export – will headline the LGBTQI+ Festival in Port Douglas over the weekend of 19 -22 February 2021.
The 2021 festival will again see a multitude of events over the weekend including the Taste in the Tropics long lunch at Salsa Bar & Grill, the White Party at the Sugar Wharf, Saturday Late Night After Dark at the Central Hotel, ZINC’s Get Lei’d Luau, and the SOAKED Pool Party at Niramaya Villas & Spa.
Boozier than Oktoberfest, more drive than a Volkswagen and with more sausage than a bratwurst convention, headliner Hans, has been thrilling audiences around the globe with his own fabulous brand of award-winning, sell-out cabaret for over a decade.
In 2018 Hans made it to the Grand Final on the hit series America’s Got Talent, quickly becoming the show’s darling with judges Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and host Tyra Banks.
On headlining the festival in Port Douglas, Hans remarked, "honey when they said, ‘we want to send you to Port Douglas’, I was thrilled. But then when they said, ‘it’s a festival called Hot And Steamy’, well how was I ever meant to resist that.
"Can’t wait to get up there and have the festival live up to its name."
A total showman who works the crowd like the well-seasoned comedian, singer, dancer, musician and entertainer he is, Hans will slip on hot pants, fishnets, Doc Marten boots, sequins and glitter to perform his signature brand of high-stepping cabaret and comedy for audiences at the Friday night White Party and the SOAKED Pool Party on Sunday.
Hans is the only artist to win the Best Cabaret Award two years in a row at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for his sell-out seasons of Hans: Like a German (2019) and Haus of Hans: Disco Spektakulär (2020); he performed a thrilling Eurovision tribute medley at Eurovision: Australia Decides Live (SBS); The Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery invited him to open the 2019 Mid-Winter Ball at Parliament House, Canberra; he was invited to be a guest judge on Australia’s Got Talent (Seven); he toured Australia with his first-ever 11- city national tour; and he performed at Woolworth’s 2019 Carols in the Domain (Seven).
Hot & Steamy Festival 2021 is the only recognised LGBTQI+ festival in Australia outside of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to be held this summer and the weekend’s events are set to raise the bar high for 2021 festivities.
More events and locations are yet to be released.
Early Bird tickets will be on sale on December 1st. For up to date information and ticket purchases, head to www.pdhotsteamy.com.au.
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