White Party Weekend Record Attendance
PALM SPRINGS - White Party Palm Springs 2012, the largest gay dance music festival in the world, concluded with record-attendance on Easter weekend, filled with cutting edge music, all-star entertainment and the hottest line-up of DJs and performers ever assembled in its 23 year history.
The annual gathering exceeded 30,000 revelers for 8 parties over 72 hours and White Party Producer Jeffrey Sanker declared this year's event a "huge success" as the global conclave saw host hotels sold out and an international audience more diverse than ever.
Sanker commented, "The strong roster of DJs and talent, ranging from Australian spin-masters Nervo to Mary J. Blige, who worked the crowd into a frenzy on Saturday night at the Convention Center, along with our Sunday choreographed fireworks tribute to Whitney Houston and a show-stopping performance from "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro left memories for years to come."
Also appearing through the weekend were "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump (who was crowned Queen of the White Party along with her dog Giggy; disco legend France Joli; pop chart-toppers JoJo and Jessie and the Toy Boys; rising stars Liz Primo, Collette Carr, Kwanza Jones and much more.
The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism recognizes White Party among the City's highest tourism revenue-generating events annually, bringing in more than one million dollars in occupancy tax alone.
WPPS 2013 dates are set for March 29-April 1.
For more information: www.jeffreysanker.com