RUPAUL’S DRAGCON UK SASHAYS BACK TO LONDON IN JANUARY 2023

EXCEL LONDON TO HOST THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF DRAG CULTURE ACROSS THREE FULL DAYS, 6TH – 8TH JANUARY 2023

With special guests RuPaul, Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Cheryl Hole, Divina De Campo, Jimbo, Kitty Scott-Claus, Mo Heart, Pangina Heals, Trinity The Tuck and many more already confirmed

Tickets go on sale from 15th May 2022 HERE

Presented by RuPaul and the makers of RuPaul’s Drag RaceWorld of WonderRuPaul’s DragCon UK is officially ru-turning in 2023 as it sashays to its new home at ExCeL London – “Can I get an amen up in here?!” Bringing charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, the second iteration of the UK convention is set to be the biggest and fiercest year yet. Taking place from Friday 6th January to Sunday 8th January 2023, the convention will feature – for the very first time in RuPaul’s DragCon UK herstory – a full three-day event for drag fans to enjoy. Tickets go on sale from 15th May 2022 at https://uk.rupaulsdragcon.com/.

“2020 feels like a lifetime ago, and we are so thrilled to be bringing our flagship in-person event back to the community we love so dearly – this time for three full days of programming!” say World of Wonder Co-Founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. “The 2023 convention at ExCeL London will officially be our biggest convention in the UK to date. Our top priority will of course be everyone’s safety, as we bring drag excellence to London once more!” 

DragCon UK’s first priority is always the health and safety of everyone involved. Given how quickly information and safety requirements surrounding COVID-19 have been changing, specific COVID guidelines will be determined closer to the event. For more information on health and safety, please visit https://uk.rupaulsdragcon.com/

The three-day RuPaul’s DragCon UK event will be a family-friendly celebration of drag for all ages, featuring vendors; exhibitors; panel and Q&A sessions; plus appearances from Drag Race royalty, including supermodel of the world RuPaul,and iconic drag superstars such as Baga Chipz (RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World), Blu Hydrangea (RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World)Cheryl Hole (RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World), Divina De Campo (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK S1), Jimbo (RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World), Kitty Scott-Claus (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK S3), Lemon (RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World) Mo Heart (RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World), Pangina Heals (RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World), Trinity The Tuck (RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars S4) and Vanessa Van Cartier (Drag Race Holland). 

All your favourite, dazzling queens from the global award-winning “Drag Race” franchise, will also be present across the weekend, including: Anubis, Cherry Valentine, Crystal, the Frock Destroyers, Juicy Kutoure, Lemon, Ma’Ma Queen, River Medway, Reggy B, Roem, Sederginne, Sum Ting Wong, Victoria Scone, Vivaldi and many more. Additional talent will also be announced in the coming months, keep checking https://uk.rupaulsdragcon.com/ and the @RuPaulsDragCon social accounts for further updates.

The London event will include signings and meet & greets with your favorite Queens; fierce mainstage performances throughout the weekend; exclusive panels and programming; wig-snatching merch; and immersive activations from RuPaul’s Drag Race and fan-favorite WOW Presents Plus shows. 

Tickets to RuPaul’s DragCon UK at ExCeL London go on sale from 15th May at https://uk.rupaulsdragcon.com/

LISTINGS INFORMATION

  • What: RuPaul’s DragCon UK 2023 
  • Where: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
  • When: Friday 6th January, Saturday 7th January, and Sunday 8th January 2023
  • Tickets: On sale from 15th May 2022 at https://uk.rupaulsdragcon.com/

QUEENS CONFIRMED SO FAR:

  • Anubis
  • Ariel Rec
  • Ava Hangar
  • Baga Chipz
  • Blu Hydrangea
  • ChelseaBoy
  • Cherry Valentine
  • Cheryl Hole
  • Choriza May
  • Crystal
  • Diamante Merybrown
  • Divina De Campo
  • Drag Sethlas
  • Elektra Fence
  • Enorma Jean
  • Envy Peru
  • Estrella Xtravaganza
  • Ginny Lemon
  • Gothy Kendoll
  • Ivana Vamp
  • Janey Jacké
  • Jimbo
  • Joe Black
  • Jota Carajota
  • Juicy Kutoure
  • Juriji Der Klee
  • Keta Minaj
  • Kitty Scott-Claus
  • Lemon
  • Le Riche
  • Madame Madness
  • Ma’Ma Queen
  • Marina
  • Marisa Prisa
  • Mo Heart
  • My Little Puny
  • Onyx
  • Pangina Heals
  • Patty Pam-Pam
  • Pierre Alexandre
  • Reggy B
  • River Medway
  • Roem
  • Samantha Ballentines
  • Scaredy Kat
  • Scarlett Harlett
  • Sederginne
  • Sharonne
  • Sister Sister
  • Sum Ting Wong
  • Tabitha
  • The Countess
  • Trinity The Tuck
  • Vanessa Van Cartier
  • Vanity Milan
  • Venedita Von Däsh
  • Veronica Green
  • Victoria Scone
  • Vinegar Strokes
  • Vivaldi

ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER

For three decades, award-winning media company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. A pioneer in both scripted and documentary formats across television, film and digital platforms, WOW’s prolific portfolio includes the global phenomenon, Emmy-award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise (VH1/Logo/WOW Presents Plus), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & NY (Bravo), and “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse.) WOW’s rich documentary filmmaking pedigree includes premiering seven projects at Sundance Film festival and numerous productions for networks including HBO, E!, BBC, and theatrical release through WOW Docs. Notable film projects include “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its owned-and-operated streaming service WOW Presents Plus and YouTube channel WOWPresents. The extended World of Wonder-verse includes music label World of Wonder Records, WOW Podcast Network, and the world’s largest drag culture convention RuPaul’s DragCon. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have been named to Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report, honored with the IDA Pioneer Award, named to Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and selected for the OUT100 list for their trailblazing work. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.

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