I hope your lace-front’s adequately glued down, ‘cos the following news is aiming to snatch: Drag Expo has just announced its lineup for next year’s two-day event in Melbourne and, henny, this is probably the most exquisite lineup to have graced our shores. Point. Blank. PERIODT.

Alaska Thunderfuck, Katya, Trixie Mattel, Manila Luzon and queen Jush Jasmine Masters will be joined by a plethora of RuGirls. Homegrown talent includes the incredible Art Simone, Karen From Finance and my chooky Cherylyn Barnes.

There’s obviously a huge stack of other world-renowned drag talent as well, including the ever-fabulous Desmond is Amazing, a 12-year old drag kid and LGBTQI advocate.


Drag Expo kicks off 8 August 2020 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. My body is not ready for 2 mammoth days of runways, meet and greets, q&as, panels and merch hunting, but I will well-and-truly survive.

Check out the full first-round lineup below. Tickets are on sale via their offical website, so jump on it, henny.

Gag on this eleganza:

First-round lineup:

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

8th & 9th Aug, 2020

Alaska Thunderfuck
Art Simone
BeBe Zahara Benet
Berri Juicy
Chelsea Bun
Cherylyn Barnes
Desmond is Amazing
Eve Elle
Hannah Conda
Jasmine Masters
Kane Enable
Karen From Finance
Luci Furr
Manila Luzon
Pangina Heals
Phi Phi O’Hara
Sharon Needles
Stacy Queen
Tatianna BR
Trinity Taylor
Trixie Mattel

Image: Getty Images / Steven Ferdman, Stringer; Ben Gabbe; Phillip Faraone, Stringer; Santiago Felipe