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A RuPaul's Drag Race Festival Is Coming To The UK

A RuPaul's Drag Race Festival Is Coming To The UK

From the producers of RuPaul's Drag Race came RuPaul's DragCon, a festival of art, drag and pop culture.

And you'd better get ready to sashay, because after its fifth year in LA and third in New York, it's coming to London - and it looks like it's going to be serving some serious Queen Elizabeth realness.

Its UK debut will happen at Olympia London on the 18th and 19th January 2020, hosted by queens we know and love as well as RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and the hunky Brit Crew.

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The two-day convention promises to bring queer pop culture, activism and art to the forefront with live performances, panel talks, contests and pop-ups from some of the world's leading LGBTQ+ fashion and makeup brands.

A shot from RuPaul DragCon LA 2019. Credit: World of Wonder
A shot from RuPaul DragCon LA 2019. Credit: World of Wonder

The event, presented by World of Wonder, will feature the entire cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK - including the newly crowned winner The Vivienne and runners-ups Divina De Campo and Baga Chipz - alongside US stars such as Bob the Drag Queen, Bianca Del Rio, Monet X Change, Trinity "The Tuck".

Plus, celebrity fans including Scarlett Moffatt, Stephen Bailey and Danny Franzese will also be in attendance.

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A full list of Queens and celebrity guests can be found here, with many more to be announced over the coming weeks.



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The convention is aimed at families too, with free tickets for children and a Kids Zone with activities including story hour, colouring and crafts.

Highlights include The Queen's Walk, where queens make their entrance by strutting down the famous pink carpet, and RuPaul DJ'ing live on the Main Stage for two hours on both Saturday and Sunday.

It's like a camper, more fabulous version of Glastonbury...

An iconic queen at DragCon NY 2019. Credit: World of Wonder
An iconic queen at DragCon NY 2019. Credit: World of Wonder
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Founders of World of Wonder Productions, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, said: "Drag queens have tapped into an audience that's been desperate for a different kind of entertainment and wow are proud to contribute to this movement.

"RuPaul's DragCon has flourished in the US over the last five years and we're proud and excited to be bringing this inclusive and celebratory event to the UK for the first time."

Tickets start from £40 for a day pass and include a VIP option for £250 which includes extended access, an exclusive performance and a merch bundle.

One of the performances at DragCon NYC 2019. Credit: World of Wonder
One of the performances at DragCon NYC 2019. Credit: World of Wonder
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Weekend tickets have already sold out, so don't miss what might be your only chance to party live with Mama Ru. Get yours ASAP!

RuPaul's DragCon UK takes place at Olympia, London on 18th and 19th January 2020. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now via
.

Featured Image Credit: World of Wonder

Topics: Events News, TV News, RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

Daisy Bernard

Daisy is a freelance writer working for Tyla. Daisy was Assistant Editor at The Tab and women's site Babe, was Editor at art news site MutualArt, and ran the editorial for a global women in tech platform. In between writing, Daisy is an artist and illustrator.