Drag Idol – Heat 1

Friday 10th May

Price: Free entry

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Welcome to another year of Drag Idol, the U.K.’s biggest drag talent competition which enters its 15th year and is set to be the biggest one yet.

We’ll be holding a series of 2 heats of Drag acts at the Old Ship, the top acts from each heat go onto compete at the Old Ship grand final on 25th May to find the Old Ship’s representative who then goes forward to compete nationally in the UK finals. Mandy Gap host this years’ competition at the Old Ship and experts from the industry will be invited to judge the contestants in order to find a winner.

Our heats are:

  • Heat 1 – Friday 10th May: Acts to be confirmed
  • Heat 2 – Friday 17th May: Acts to be confirmed
  • Heat final – Saturday 25th May: Acts to be confirmed

Drag Idol still remains one of the few competitions on the live scene that can genuinely launch careers on the drag and cabaret circuit and has produced some of the brightest talents on the queer and cabaret scene including La Voix, Louis CyFer, SonofaTutu, Kelly Mild, Danny Beard, Baga Chipz, Martha D’Arthur, Tanya Hyde, Tracy Barlow and last years’ winner; Felix Le Freak to name a few. Even contestants who don’t win have attributed their subsequent careers to the exposure that drag Idol bought them.

To enter, send a facebook message to the Old Ship – or pop into the bar and speak to John. Don’t forget to leave your Name/stage name/telephone/email.  Full rules here.

More details about the competition can be found on: https://www.dragidoluk2019.uk/

See also our upcoming events list.