12th March 2018
Today we write to you regarding the line up for Dragfest 2018.
As you may be aware, crowd favourite Brian McCook (aka Katya) has decided to step away from drag for 2018 in order to work on his mental health. We’ve been working closely with his management and this unfortunately means that Katya will no longer be a part of Dragfest 2018. We fully support Brian in his choice and wish him all the best for his break. We’ll be bringing back Katya to Australian audiences as soon as Brian is ready.
Season 8 winner, Bob The Drag Queen has recently been cast in a production of Angels In America, the award winning, play told in 2 parts over 7 hours. The season for this production was extended until the end of July, which will overlap with Dragfest dates and means that Bob is no longer able to come and host the tour for us, Bob has passed on his sincere apologies.
Finally, Season 2 runner up and All Stars 2 runner up Raven will once again be taking on the important task of beating RuPaul’s mug for Season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race which will commence filming in July.
We’ve put a lot of time and thought in to how we can best fill the hole left in the lineup by these three queens and we think we’ve come up with an excellent solution!
We’re happy to announce that joining Dragfest 2018 will be the all kicking, all dancing, all death dropping super stars from The Haus Of Edwards, Laganja, Shangela and Alyssa! But wait, we’re not done yet, we’ll be upsizing the line up with the addition of Season 1 winner and All Stars 3 contestant, Bebe Zahara Benet! This will be her first time in Australia and we’re excited for you all to see her in all her opulent glory!||
Therefore the confirmed cast of this year’s DRAGFEST is in alphabetical order :
BEBE ZAHARA BENET
We understand some of you will be upset that certain artists are unable to make it, as are we! we’ve worked tirelessly around the clock on the new lineup and we know it’ll be an amazing night out!
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.