mcqp_2013_theme_space_cowboys_announcedThe theme for this year’s Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) party was revealed in Cape Town on Friday night.

Round up your entourage, dowse them in glitter and come and have a roll in the galactic hay on Saturday 14 December at the Cape Town Stadium – all under the banner of “Space Cowboys”!

Event director Ian McMahon announced the interstellar hoedown theme at Crew Bar in Green Point and says it pays homage to years of sci-fi and space movies.

Known as Africa’s biggest dress-up party, MCQP is celebrating its 20th anniverary in 2013. It started in 1994 and is “a celebration of diversity and freedom of expression,” explains McMahon.

The party has attracted between 10 000 and 13 000 revellers from across South Africa and the world in the past five years.

For the first time in the event’s history, the Space Cowboys party will start in the afternoon, at 5:30pm. A sundowner live stage will offer loads of entertainment before international and local DJs grace the seven dance floors and four experiential areas, each with its own theme and music style.

“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Smile 90.4fm this year,” says McMahon. Sam Roy and presenters from the official media partner will keep the beat going on the Smile 90.4fm Disco Dance Floor. Other floors include the Psy-Trance, House and Electro dance floors. “The Butterbox dance floor was so popular last year that we decided to bring it back too.”

General access tickets can be purchased from the MCQP website and start from R260 for an October-only early bird special.

VIP tickets are also available and entitle partygoers to priority parking, access to a massage area and entrance to an exclusive lounge and bar area where they’ll be treated to complimentary drinks. There will be a VIP exclusive area with relaxed music and special treats.

There are also 22 Privé Suites decorated with lush and comfortable furnishings and equipped with a complimentary bar and delicious snacks. Each suite holds 20 visitors.

For more information visit www.mcqp.co.za for event updates.

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