Michelle Visage, The Vivienne and Bianca Del Rio among star-studded guest list attending Ru Paul’s Dragcon UK in London

Following the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, and with over 100,000 visitors attending both the LA and NYC conventions in 2019, RuPaul’s DragCon is set to sashay across the pond for the first time ever this weekend.

DragCon is known for being the ‘World’s Largest Celebration of Drag Culture’ and DragCon UK will be no different.

Mark your calendars for a weekend full of art, drag and all things pop culture, as RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, the Brit Crew and all the Queens we know and love, death drop to centre stage at Olympia London on January 18 and 19.

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Now after its fifth year in Los Angeles and third year in New York City, World of Wonder Productions are proud to be launching the convention right here in the UK.

Featuring the Queens from the smash – hit show, join 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” and celebrity fans including Scarlett Moffatt, Stephen Bailey and Danny Franzese

Picture: RUPAUL’S DRAGCON PRESENTED BY WORLD OF WONDER

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder’s co-founders, 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.”

To mark the official opening of DragCon UK witness RuPaul, alongside his Queens, cut the ribbon and announce that RuPaul’s DragCon UK is officially open.

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Then, don’t miss out on one of the must – see event s of the convention, The Queen’s Walk, which sees the queens make their entrance and strut down the famous pink carpet .

Alongside the glorious number of talent at DragCon UK, the two-day convention promises to bring queer pop culture, activism and art to the forefront with pop-ups from some of the world’s leading LGBTQ+ fashion and makeup brands.

If you are interested in learning more about d rag culture, there are a range of panel discussions on offer with your favourite queens and celebs – with topics ranging from the history of drag, LGBTQ+ rights, fashion, make – up and more .

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Then, head on over to the main stage and watch show-stopping performances from special guests or unleash your inner Queen and participate in one of the contests.

DragCon UK is an enjoyable weekend out for the entire family, so bring your kids to the Kids Zone where they can take part in fun activities including story hour, colouring and crafts.

If all of this wasn’t enough, RuPaul himself will be DJ’ing live on the Main Stage for two hours on both Saturday and Sunday.

Picture: RUPAUL’S DRAGCON PRESENTED BY WORLD OF WONDER

Make sure you don’t miss your only chance to party live with Mama Ru! RuPaul’s DragCon UK takes place at Olympia, London on January 18 and 19. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now via uk.rupaulsdragcon.com. Check the official @RuPaulsDragCon social accounts for further line – up announcements.

RuPaul’s DragCon UK VIP Experience passes, priced at £250, offer fans extended hours, exclusive events, merch and much more across the entire weekend.

For further information visit: uk.rupaulsdragcon.com/vip

Lily-Ann Gilmour
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Reporter / Researcher @EntsGazetteUK & @GazetteShowBiz | Sourcing showbiz and lifestyle stories for the news | Got a story? lily-ann.gilmour@entertainmentgazette.co.uk

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