We acknowledge the First Nation Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play and pay our respects to Elders past, present and ongoing. Australia was and always will be Aboriginal land. We respect their creativity, connection and knowledge to the land.

Big Thick Energy Promo Video 2022

A body positive 
festival celebrating all bodies

Big Thick Energy is the brain-child of performance artist and booty manipulator Demon Derriere and has been curated to promote body positivity and liberation through movement, creativity and community.

Our variety festival features skill sharing workshops, local artisan markets and three evenings of high energy entertainment with thick, curvy performance artists breaking stereotypes and celebrating self love. Featuring Burlesque, Drag, Vogue, Poetry Slam, Freak Show and Music, Big Thick Energy is a safe inclusive space for IBPOC and LGBTQIA+ bodies.

Join us to express yourself in a safe, inclusive and accessible space where judgement, stereotypes and discrimination are abolished and you can celebrate the skin you’re in.

All festival events are Auslan interpreted.


“The energy in the space was so vibrant and welcoming, we simply had to bring it back for 2022!”

Amylia Harris, Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, on Big Thick Energy


Pride Season with Big Thick Energy

Demon is wearing a red dress signing ‘Big Thick Energy’. There is red and blue shining on her and the background is black. By Darlinghurst Theatre
 Demon is wearing a red dress signing ‘Body Positive’. There is red and blue shining on her and the background is black. By Darlinghurst Theatre

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We acknowledge the First Nation Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play and pay our respects to Elders past, present and ongoing. Australia was and always will be Aboriginal land. We respect their creativity, connection and knowledge to the land.