Digital Drag Fest: Watch your favourite drag performers from the comfort of your home
- Arusa Qureshi
- 23 March 2020
PEG presents a live digital drag festival featuring stars of RuPaul's Drag Race
Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race are very fortunate that the new series of the hit show is currently streaming weekly on Netflix, giving us all something to look forward to every Friday. But for many of us that had tickets to see our favourites on their various UK tours, it's been a disappointing few weeks with all major shows cancelled, and rightfully so with the current threat of the COVID-19 virus. Thankfully, PEG have announced a new web series which will allow fans to enjoy live drag from their sofa, providing a much-needed dose of entertainment during times of self-isolation while also offering an opportunity to support our favourite drag queens and LGBTQ+ performers.
From Fri 27 Mar, head to stageit.com to see a 30-minute show for $10, with Alaska, Alexis Michelle, BenDeLaCreme, Divina De Campo, Ginger Minj, Jackie Beat, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Nina West, Peppermint, Sharon Needles, Sherry Vine, Tammie Brown and Trinity The Tuck all confirmed to be taking part. Each show will feature the stars doing what they do best; from spectacular lip syncing and dancing to comedy and even some cooking.
'Drag is about resilience, and this festival is meant to share that message during a challenging time in our world,' says David Charpentier, Founder and President, PEG. 'We want to give fans an opportunity to continue supporting their favourite queens and provide a welcome distraction for drag lovers around the globe.'
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars winner Trinity the Tuck adds, 'With all that's going on in the world, we need an escape. Drag gives people some mental, stress and comic relief from the circumstances we face right now. I'm excited to share my art and hopefully make someone smile!'
Tickets are limited to keep the shows intimate and the audiences small, and fans will also get a chance to interact with the stars, tip them and get involved with prize giveaways. Michelle Visage will open proceedings on Fri 27 Mar with a virtual opening ceremony, introducing the festival and giving some words of encouragement.
Shows will be suitable for all ages, though parental discretion is advised. For full show descriptions and tickets go to stageit.com/digitaldragfest
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