The Glory’s flagship drag contest is LIPSYNC1000. Originally created under a different name for Bistroteque in 2004, LIPSYNC1000 relaunched at The Glory in the spring of 2015.
Since then over 500 queens have entered the fast-paced, sensational contest. It’s very simple and a much more impactful tournament than anything you’ve seen on television.
Drag queens have one chance to win a place in the final – by performing one number, no longer than 4 minutes. They are judged on their look, their lip-syncing and their star power. Guest judges then select 1 or 2 queens to go through to the big cash final.
Following about ten weeks of heats, a major cash final then takes place in a supersized venue with celebrity judges. Heats winners return and once again perform just one number – it can be the same as their heat or different. The best performer wins the giant cash prize.
See photos of 2018’s grand final at The Grand here.
2018 Grand Final on Facebook
2019’s grand final will also be at The Grand in July.
How to enter?
Wait until it’s LIPSYNC1000 season, usually around April/May – and then register your interest by emailing Jonny Woo. You will then be assigned a Heat date. There are usually 12 queens in each heat.
How do I watch?
LIPSYNC1000 is a staple of the East London gay community and completely free to watch at The Glory, it makes for a fantastic pub night. The Grand final is ticketed to subsidise the costs of staging such a large occasion.