Germany’s leading gay dance event SEXY is back with a non-stop party marathon to celebrate Cologne Pride. The SEXY PRIDE FESTIVAL on July 1-4, 2016 features five parties on four days, with 20 star DJs and surprises galore. We’re expecting more than 6000 party-goers – among them the best-looking men and women, boys and girls from Germany and around the world – to celebrate Cologne Pride in the best venues Cologne has to offer, in keeping with our motto: “Live your life SEXY!”
The four-day party marathon kicks off on Pride Friday, July 1, with the “Official Opening Party” GRAVITY at the “PRIVÉ” club at Hohenzollernring 92 on Cologne’s Ring Boulevard.
An insider tip just a few months ago, GRAVITY has grown to become the most popular monthly event for gays and friends in Cologne. Held at the brand-new Privé Club on “the Ring,” GRAVITY is known for the one-of-a-kind sound provided by its primary organizer, DJ Jon Doe. Guests can expect an international crowd, two top DJs – CARD MERCIER and the legendary AM3D – playing electronic, tech-house and progressive music on a first-class sound and light system, all in a small but top-rate club with an extremely friendly staff.
LINE-UP: CARD MERCIER (Brussels), AM3D (Amsterdam).
On Pride Saturday, July 2, guests will experience one of the top highlights of the weekend – SEXY XLSIOR, the official main part of the SEXY PRIDE FESTIVAL. The Bootshaus complex will be transformed into a spectacular “World of SEXY.” Besides the club’s three familiar areas, the complex will feature an additional open-air party area on the former parking lot. That means lots more space, with dancing both indoors and out. Or you can take a ride on the swing ride merry-go-round – something you won’t find at any other Pride party!
At BOOTSHAUS the SEXY organizers offer our international guests everything they would expect find at a party of this caliber. Located on the right bank of the Rhine, BOOTSHAUS is rated No. 2 among Germany’s top 100 clubs, and offers four party areas covering more than 2000 square meters, including two dance floors and a huge outdoor area – a particularly attractive feature on hot summer nights! An open-air dance party is something no other location in Cologne has to offer. As an added plus you’ll experience the club’s top-rate “Function One” sound system, enjoy air-conditioning on all dance floors and explore the extra-large PLAYZONE presented and equipped by Cologne’s MGW Store.
The main dance floor will feature the spectacular light show, glitter cannon and pyrotechnic effects SEXY guests have come to expect. The hottest go-go dancers from Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels will perform to the booming sounds provided by the amazing “Function One” sound system that has made BOOTSHAUS famous the world over. And the venue’s huge LED screens will provide uninterrupted visual stimulation – a non-stop optical orgasm!
Of course, the absolute highlight is the DJ line-up. 10 (!) foreign and domestic TOP STAR DJs will be on hand for the SEXY XLSIOR Pride Special, including SHARON O LOVE from Nottingham, LEOMEO from Paris and World Star DJ MICKY FRIEDMANN from Berlin! An army of hot dancers from all over Europe will perform on stage under the direction of Parisian choreographer Sylvain Reboux. And there will be bombastic live house vocals sung by none other than the Australian star JEAN PEARL – supported by “SEXY MASTERPIECE” MARKOS MUELLER and our resident SEXY drag queen LOULOU BLUE. On the pop floor guests will be entertained by the REAL QUEENS, a Cologne drag troupe led by Marcella Rockefeller (winner of the RTL TV show SUPERTALENT), who have recently gained national attention after being an insider tip for some time. Spinning the best pop records will be SEXY resident DJ BERRY E. from Hamburg along with MISS DELICIOUS and OLGA O from Cologne.
There will also be a special playground for our “playful” guests. The Playzone by MGW is a place to live out your wildest fantasies. It’s air-conditioned, but likely to get very hot, so guests might want to step outdoors to cool off and have a smoke – or continue partying in the XXL Outdoor Area with dance floor. Or pay two euros and take a ride on the chairoplane, a merry-go-round with swings on chains, set up especially for the occasion. And if you work up an appetite, you’ll find grilled sausages al night long at the grill station in the outdoor area.
LINE-UP: MICKY FRIEDMANN (Berlin), SEBASTIEN TRIUMPH (Paris), SHARON O’LOVE (Nottingham), LEOMEO (Paris), SAEED ALI (Amsterdam), EMROCK (Cologne), RONY GOLDING (Cologne), BERRY E. (Hamburg), MISS DELICIOUS (Cologne), OLGA O. (Cologne)
ON STAGE: JEAN PEARL (Australia), LOULOU BLUE (Germany), MARKOS MUELLER (Brasil), THE REAL QUEENS (Germany).
Shuttle busses will run between Schaafenstrasse and the Boothaus all night on Saturday at a cost of just €1 per ride, so it’s easy for visitors to get to the party. On the way back into town from Bootshaus there’s an extra stop at BABYLON SAUNA.
Sunday – a day of rest? No way! On the third day of the Cologne Pride weekend, the SEXY PRIDE FESTIVAL presents another party highlight: The legendary REVOLVER Party from Berlin with an XXL Special on two areas at another premium venue, HEINZ GAUL in Ehrenfeld!
Six packs, muscles, shorts – if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Just remember, the less you wear, the better, because it’s gonna get hot tonight. On the dancefloor two legendary guest star DJs, ELIAS from Ibiza and Daniele D’ALESSANDRO from Milano, will groove your soul with pounding techno beats, assisted by the REVOLVER heroes RONY GOLDING, SULTONIC and ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ. There’s cruising in the PLAYZONE, and plenty of other dark corners where you can have some fun. And the open-air area is perfect for smoking, chilling and people-watching.
LINE-UP: ELIAS (Ibiza), Daniele D’ALESSANDRO (Milano), SULTONIC (Berlin) , RONY GOLDING (Cologne), ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ (Cologne).
On Pride-Monday, July 4, BABYLON COLOGNE once again presents its traditional BABYLON POOL PARTY. The music starts around 9 a.m. with the warm-up pool party “WAITING 4 THE DJs.” And things really start hopping at 1 p.m. when the live DJs arrive, along with barbecue, delicious cocktails and plenty of sexy men.
Please note: This event is not included in the SEXY FESTIVAL package ticket; admission must be paid at the door.
LINE-UP: SULTONIC (Berlin), RONY GOLDING (Cologne).
But that’s not all! Right after the POOL PARTY the fun continues at the legendary TEA DANCE with DJ MOUSSA from Barcelona, starting at 9 p.m. at DOMHOF Club. Right under the tracks of Cologne’s main train station, with a view of Cologne Cathedral, CLUB DOMHOF features an underground feel with classy Cologne flair.
The relaxed atmosphere of the Late Tea Dance with DJ Moussa from Barcelona provided the perfect setting for the legendary closing party at Cologne Carnival, and now that feeling is being recreated for the first time on Cologne Pride weekend. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re still hungry for electronic beats after the BABYLON POOL PARTY.
LINE-UP: MOUSSA (Barcelona), ALEXIO (Berlin), EMROCK (Cologne).
For more information about the SEXY Pride Festival or to reserve tickets, please visit www.sexyfestival.com.