The south east region’s heats of Drag Idol 2013, the nationwide search to find the next big thing on the cabaret scene, will be hosted by Pat Cruise at Charles Street bar in Brighton, tonight, Monday, May 27 at 7.30pm and at The London Hotel in Southampton on Thursday, May 30 at 8pm.
Since its conception by drag artist Titti La Camp in 2005, the competition has been a unique opportunity for cabaret acts to reach a wider audience with past winners including Crystal D’Canter & Kelly Mild (CK), Son of a Tutu, Baga Chipz, Tanya Hyde, Kevin Cruise, Mercedes & the Benders, The Fleurettes and last year’s winner, La Voix.
This year’s Winner’s Prize Package will be worth over £5,000, including paid bookings at all 21 participating venues, an appearance on The Clapham Street Party cabaret stage and the winner will be signed to Refire Management & Events.
Titti La Camp, Drag Idol’s Founder and Drag Artist, said:
“It’s fantastic that the competition is spreading its net even wider and giving more acts more opportunities to shine.
“Past competitions have produced some fantastic new performers who are now well established on the cabaret circuit – and we think this year will be no exception”
The south-east heats will culminate in a regional final at Southampton’s The London Hotel on Sunday, June 9 at 8pm with host Dolly Partem and entertainment from Topping & Butch, before the Grand Final at Two Brewers Bar & Club in Clapham on Friday, June 21.
Drag Idol is open to all entertainers over the age of 18. Drag is completely optional, and nudity is forbidden. Entrants must, however, not have regular bookings at two or more of the participating venues. Competitors can enter the competition at more than one venue to increase the chances of the best act getting through to the Grand Final.
For more information on the participating venues, and how to enter, CLICK HERE: