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Drag Expo

“Halleloo”… DragExpo – The nation’s foremost celebration of everything drag, beauty, kitsch and pop-culture is here!

Following the pandemic postponement of the inaugural DragExpo in 2020, what promises to be one of Australia’s most glamorous and colourful gatherings, is set to cover the town of Melbourne in glitter and rainbows during the first weekend in August. 

Taking place in Melbourne at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MCEC) from 5-7th August, DragExpo is Australia’s very first Drag, Kitsch & Pop Culture expo for the next generation and their families.

Visitors to DragExpo can see the local & international stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, meet Australia’s own drag legends and learn their inspiring stories, explore the wonderful world of all things kitsch and marvel at the very latest in pop culture, all under one fabulous roof. 

They will also enjoy a plethora of panels, tutorials, chill-out spaces, fabulous shopping stores, runways with Q&A sessions, meet and greets, official merchandise, a drag market and much more.

But it’s not all glamour, glitz and glitter, gurl! From technical tucks to mental health, there’s no area that won’t be plucked and no wig left unturned over the two days. Learn how drag has evolved over the years, how Australia has given drag our own special flavour and how drag artistes have a message we can all learn from. Most of all, visitors can learn the power that comes from letting you be your real self, with hundreds of like-minded fans on hand to cheer you on. Werk!

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