The words 'BTE 2022' in a thick, white, sans serif font are overlaid on a background image of diverse bodies partying in lingerie and other clothing. It looks as if performers and audience members alike have come onto a stage, all are under disco lighting and in front of a sparkly curtain. Image taken at Big Thick Energy March 2021
BTE 2022

We’re back baby, and we’re bigger and thicker than ever.

After unforeseen rain, BTE 2022 is now 11th-13th March at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

Big Thick Energy is returning in 2022, bigger and juicer. Demon Derriere has teamed up with some of Sydney’s most voluptuous and wildest babes to present a 4-day body positive festival expressing self love, liberation and bad ass energy!

Skills sharing workshops
Local artisan markets
Ferocious evenings of high-energy entertainment

Featuring saucy Burlesque dancers, Drag royalty, Vogue goddesses, and sick beats by Sydney and Melbourne’s finest DJs. Take a peak below at our current lineup.

Big Thick Energy is an accessible, safe and inclusive space for IBPOC and LGBTQIA+ bodies. Grab yourself a one or two day festival pass (or create your own adventure) and join us at Darlo to express yourself in a space where judgement, stereotypes and discrimination are abolished and you can celebrate the skin you’re in.

We sold out last time so get it while its hot! All festival events will be Auslan interpreted.

For tickets, click below.

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.