Sydney glams up for Mardi Gras

THE iconic Coke sign at Sydney's Kings Cross has been turned into a rainbow flag, accommodation is booked out across the city and Oxford St pubs are preparing for their busiest night of the year as anticipation builds for this year's Mardi Gras.

For the first time, Mardi Gras celebrations will be subject to Premier Barry O'Farrell's tough new alcohol laws, brought in last Sunday ahead of the festival, but publicans are still expecting record crowds.

Just like last year, rain is predicted throughout tomorrows  festivities but is unlikely to dampen the annual parade which attracts hundreds of thousands to Oxford St and surrounds.

Darlinghurst hair salons and cafes were last night abuzz with rumours of a special guest appearing at the infamous Mardi Gras after party.

Front runners included Cher, pop princess Kylie Minogue, who made a special appearance at a Surry Hills bar earlier this week, Robbie Williams and the cast of popular television show Modern Family, which is currently filming an Australian special.


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