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 Gold Coast Pride
2024 Drag Pageant 

Gold Coast Pride Drag Pageant 2024

Gold Coast Pride’s highly successful Drag Pageant returns for 2024, and it will be bigger and better than ever. We have a new format that is more inclusive, with more opportunities to compete and bigger and better prizes. The competition is open to Drag Kings, Queens, and everyone in-between. Expect jaw-dropping performances, mesmerizing glamour, and fierce  displays of talent as our performers battle it out for the crown.

Here’s a taste of what we have planned.


Head-to-head Heats

Contestants will showcase their lip-syncing talents at local lgbtiqa+ venues , in April and May. The highly excited crowds will get to determine who wins and who moves forward to the semi-finals at Pride Fair Day on Saturday 1 June.


A Battle for the Crown

Winners from each heat will compete on the main stage in a talent showcase and an evening wear category. The top competitors from these rounds will move forward to the final, where a winner will be chosen. 



Wild-card Opportunity

And, that's not all. The heat contestants who don’t  make it through to the semi-finals will get an opportunity to perform on stage at Fair Day, in a lip-sync battle royale where the crowd will determine a wild-card winner.  That winner will get to compete in the evening wear category and will have a chance to make it through to the final.


Prizes and more

As well as the coveted title of Gold Coast Pride Pageant Winner, we are planning a slew of rewards for the star that beats the competition, and two runners up. Prizes will include: travel and accommodation within Australia, a professional photoshoot, bespoke design session and costume, wigs and jewels, and a showcase as a featured performer at either Hairy Marys, or Popperz Nightclub in July 2024.

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