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LIPSYNC1000 – 2018 !!

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EUROPE’S WILDEST DRAG QUEEN BATTLE LIPSYNC1000 KICKS OFF AT ITS HOME THE GLORY ON WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY FOR THEIR MUCH-AWAITED 2018 SLOG! OVER 100 NEW & IMPROVED DRAG QUEENS ENTER THIS ANNUAL TALENT BASH OFFERING £1000 CASH, COUNTLESS GIGS & UNEXPECTED CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS. HIPS! LIPS! HEELS! WIGS! ATTITUDE! LASHES!

BUT THERE’S MORE GOING ON THAN THE RENT HERE – LIPSYNC1000 IS A RITES OF PASSAGE, A WAY TO GET NOTICED, A FAST TRACK TO EAST LONDON STARDOM & A MAJOR HIGHLIGHT OF LONDON’S LGBTQI CALENDAR. EACH HEAT IS FREE TO WATCH & DOUBLES UP AS A JOYOUS PUB NIGHT. SHAKESPEARE INVENTED DRAG, LONDON IS FAMOUS FOR PUBS & FOR AMAZING PIONEERING POP MUSIC. LIPSYNC1000 MARRIES ALL THREE AND ADDS HEELS.

LAST YEAR’S FINAL WAS JUDGED BY GRACE DENT, GRAHAM NORTON, SINK THE PINK, JOHN SIZZLE & PANTI BLISS. JONNY WOO HAS BEEN STAGING LIPSYNC BATTLES SINCE 2003 IN BISTROTHEQUE. LIPSYNC1000 IS THE ANTI-THESIS TO OVER-SATURATED MAINSTREAM DRAG. IT’S ABOUT COMMUNITY, NOT TELLY. OWNING INSTAGRAM IS COOL BUT COMMANDING A ROOM TAKES REAL STAR POWER.

THOROUGHLY DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE (GIRLS CAN ENTER) ALWAYS POLITICAL, SOMETIMES MESSY, INVARIABLY SEXY AND ALWAYS TOO MUCH FUN, CONTESTANTS HAVE JUST FOUR MINUTES TO LIP-SYNC TO A SONG OR MASH-UP OF THEIR CHOICE. THEY ARE JUDGED ON THEIR DRAG LOOK, THEIR SKILL & THEIR OVERALL PERFORMANCE.

COMBINING A HIGH FASHION EYE WITH A D.I.Y. ATTITUDE, A PARTY EAR & A REBELLIOUS STREAK. A TYPICAL GUEST JUDGING PANEL FOR A HEAT COULD INCLUDE CHRISTOPHER KANE, SKUNK ANANSIE, GAIL PORTER & ONE OF THE GLORY’S BOUNCERS.

CREATED & HOSTED BY JONNY WOO, PRODUCED BY THE GLORY – EAST LONDON’S CREATIVE HEADQUARTERS. LIPSYNC1000 IS A COUNTER-CULTURE PHENOMENON AT THE CENTRE OF TODAY’S BIG CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GENDER & IDENTITY. BUT ABOVE ALL – IT’S ABSOLUTELY BONKERS.

“HANDS DOWN THE BEST NIGHT OF MY YEAR – AND IT’S ONLY MAY”

– GRACE DENT

JONNY WOO IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW, AS ARE PREVIOUS FINALISTS.

 

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