The Vengabus is coming Sydney: Uber is shouting party rides to and around PrideWritten by
Get your gladrags on and prepare to party Sydney, because Uber is bringing the ultimate inner city disco on wheels to town for Pride. Hosted by 90s pop icons the Vengaboys and drag queen royalty, the Uber Pride Ride is a free hop-on, hop-off bendy bus, helping festival-goers navigate around events easily, safely and with heaps of fun en route.
Following an exclusive first ride with the Vengaboys this Thursday 16th February, the Uber Pride Ride will be available to festival goers travelling around the heart of the festival during the weekends between February 17th – March 5th. The bus will travel around Sydney CBD from 18:30-22:00 each day and will perform a City Circle Loop for each performance starting at Australian Museum, William Street.
Each Pride Ride will include an exciting line-up of on-board activities, from drag bingo and Karaoke with Jojo Zaho, Carla from Bankstown and Coco Jumbo, to educational talks from Black Rainbow, an organisation advocating for the voices of first nations LGBQTIA+SB young people.
What’s more, for those getting amongst the Sydney festival action, Uber is also shouting Pool rides to the festival on the weekend of the 24th- 26th February. Just order an Uber Pool trip to Sydney festival locations between 12pm- 10pm on the 24th, 25th or 26th February, and your trip will be covered, up to a value of $100.
*Uber Pool Offer Terms and conditions: This offer applies a maximum of $100 per ride. Promo is valid for one trip between 12pm – 10pm Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February on each day, and the promo expires at 10:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2023. Valid only for rides on Uber Pool (where available). Not valid for Uber for Business profiles, any other Uber app products, or for purchases through the Uber Eats app. The promotion applies to the value of the trip fare only and does not apply to tolls, surcharges, levies, cancellation fees, wait fees or any other fee or charge. Offer cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other promotion.
Black Rainbow x Uber
Black Rainbow is a national volunteer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB social enterprise in the pursuit of positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Sistergirl and Brotherboys (LGBQTIA+SB). With access & equity at the heart of Uber’s Pride Ride, Uber wants to eliminate systemic barriers so that people have the right to move with pride this WorldPride. Research shows that many LGBTIQ Indigenous people feel invisible or marginalised within the LGBTIQ+ community. Despite this, many feel a strong sense of pride in who they are and their unique position in being able to challenge misconceptions about being Indigenous in queer communities. As part of its commitment to elevate every Australian’s right to celebrate who they are with Pride, Uber is working with Black Rainbow to support attendance at the festival, and the longer term goals of LGBTQIA+ SB first nations young people via the Black Rainbow Future Fund.