Drag expo to debut at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Convention

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to welcome an expected crowd of 5,000 this weekend to the very first Australian DragExpo, which is making its debut after a two year pandemic postponement.

“MCEC is so thrilled to welcome the first ever Australian DragExpo which promsies to be a bright and animated weekend across the building,” MCEC chief commercial Officer Melissa Sweetland said.

“It is such a positive for Melbourne to be welcoming back the creative businesses after the pandemic saw them take such a significant hit.”

Set over three days, Australian fans will catch up with local and international drag artists, with a VIP Opening Gala on Friday.

Stephen Craddock, director of organiser ITDEVENTS, said they had been involved in the drag scene for over a decade.

“We love the artistry, colour, positive message and fun that it brings to our country,” he said.

“This is our first-ever Drag Expo and it is already shaping up to be an epic, super flamboyant, jam-packed event. DragExpo will truly shine a light on our colourful world.”