Seymour Centre presents

Mardi Gras Courtyard Sessions 2018

17 - 23 Feb

Mardi Gras Courtyard Sessions 2018 is celebrating Mardi Gras’ 40th Anniversary Festival with a series of free outdoor concerts from up-and-coming local musicians representing the LGBTQI community.


Courtyard Sessions’ free gigs at dusk have become a staple in the city’s live music scene, known for the diversity and energy of programming. Enjoy the warm weather, good food, cold drinks and great live music in Seymour Centre’s leafy courtyard.


Courtyard Sessions at sunset feature a bar, vintage games and more. Family and pooch friendly.


Find our full Courtyard Sessions 2018 line up here.


Stay up to date on the latest Courtyard Session news and line up info via Twitter (@CourtyardSess) and Facebook


Mardi Gras at Seymour Centre is produced by the Seymour Centre in association with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Sat 17 Feb

Harley Mavis with support from Elizabeth Hughes

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Harley Mavis is the new girl-fronted indie rock band hailing from Sydney’s inner-west, steeped in rich vocals and lush, growing ballads.

Sun 18 Feb - Fair Day Highlight

Rachel Maria Cox (solo) and Hollow States

5pm – 7pm

Rachel Maria Cox is a non-binary singer songwriter who grew up in Western Sydney and is now based in Newcastle, NSW.

In 2017, they were dubbed by Newcastle Live as one of the top 5 local acts to watch in 2017 as well as successfully crowdfunding their debut LP release. Their debut single Emotionally Untidy gained consistent airplay on Triple J, and their follow up single Stronger Lines saw them win a Triple J Unearthed competition to have a music video made by NIDA graduates and premiered on Rage on October 7th 2017. They were also nominated for the 2017 National Live Music Award for Pop Live Act Of The Year, and in 2018 will be playing Mountain Sounds Festival.


When enigmatic Sydney three-piece Hollow States released their first single, Damage I’ve Done, they were met with unexpected praise for their elegant simplicity and strange melancholy.

It’s a nice dichotomy they create. The band – comprised of singer Huck Hastings, guitarist Joel Woolf and keyboardist Hayden Woolf – craft songs that are both heartfelt and intelligent; equal parts haunting and jangly. Unmistakable within this sound is the emotive voice of Huck Hastings.

Fri 23 Feb

Chicks With Picks

6pm – 9pm