FEAST Your Eyes on Conchita

 

The word on everyone’s lips right now? Conchita! The Austrian bearded superstar is set to perform in a first ever Australian event, The Art of Drag – A night with Conchita on November 15

 

"Eurovision Song Contest 2014", Im Bild: Conchita Wurst. SENDUNG: ORF eins - - Veroeffentlichung fuer Pressezwecke honorarfrei ausschliesslich im Zusammenhang mit oben genannter Sendung oder Veranstaltung des ORF bei Urhebernennung. Foto: ORF/Thomas Ramstorfer. Anderweitige Verwendung honorarpflichtig und nur nach schriftlicher Genehmigung der ORF-Fotoredaktion. Copyright: ORF, Wuerzburggasse 30, A-1136 Wien, Tel. +43-(0)1-87878-13606
“Eurovision Song Contest 2014”, Im Bild: Conchita Wurst. SENDUNG: ORF eins – – Veroeffentlichung fuer Pressezwecke honorarfrei ausschliesslich im Zusammenhang mit oben genannter Sendung oder Veranstaltung des ORF bei Urhebernennung. Foto: ORF/Thomas Ramstorfer. Anderweitige Verwendung honorarpflichtig und nur nach schriftlicher Genehmigung der ORF-Fotoredaktion. Copyright: ORF, Wuerzburggasse 30, A-1136 Wien, Tel. +43-(0)1-87878-13606

Be prepared for a night of glitz and glamour where the Austrian Idol takes centre stage and shows us just why she’s is drag royalty.

Feast Festival always excels in showcasing the best of local and international performers. This year makes no exception with the much anticipated Art of Drag – A night with Conchita. The evening will tantalize guests with stellar performances from the Eurovision winner and Adelaide’s own diva drag queen Vonni. If that wasn’t enough to pique your curiosity, the dynamic duo will be joined on stage with winner of the YouTube drag queen competition.

Conchita Wurst, the bearded sensation who shot to fame after winning Eurovision in 2014, will not only be performing at The Art of Drag but is also headlining the entire Feast Festival this year. The drag evening will be Conchita’s first ever Australian performance and she is eager to be involved in a festival that stands for celebrating diversity and supporting the LBGTIQ community.

Adelaide’s own Vonni, also known as the diva of drag, will be performing alongside Conchita for this one night only event of glitz and glamour. The celebrated Adelaide icon, who recently had her 65th birthday and celebrates 40 years on stage, ensures she has no intention of slowing down.

“The thought of retiring never enters my head. I think hard work is the secret to a longer, more productive life -and I plan on being around till I’m over 100.” Said Vonni.

Earlier this year, Youtube launched a competition to unveil the best drag queen in Australia. The winner of this competition, who will be announced on opening night of Feast, will have the opportunity to perform on stage with Conchita.

The Art of Drag – A night with Conchita is on Sunday November 15 and is presented by Feast Festival, now in its 19th year celebrating diversity. The event will take place at the outdoor party venue George St, starting at 6.30pm. For more information and tickets visit www.feast.org.au