International superstar Cher will perform at Sydney's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in March, with the state government confirming one of the city's worst kept secrets.
The 71-year-old hinted she was coming Down Under in a cryptic emoji-laden tweet in December: "OK..... YOU BOYS KNOW WHERE I'LL IN MARCH... #PutSomeShrimpOmTheBar[bie]".
The NSW government on Friday announced Cher had been locked into performing at the Mardi Gras Party, when the city marks the annual parade's 40th anniversary. It will be the first since same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia.
"When it comes to international recording artists, they don't get much bigger than Cher and as one of the LGBTQI community's most vocal advocates, she is the perfect person to help celebrate Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras," Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said in a statement.