Sink the Pink are turning ten-years-old and you’re not just invited, you’re a part of it.
London’s hottest drag collective has been burning through London’s alternative nightclub scene for a decade. Pretty much the whole of the capital’s LGBTI population has been to one of their shows, where they unite DJs, dancers and – of course – drag queens to create a night of unstoppable queer energy.
Now they’ve hit the big 1-0, the queens are throwing a party no one wants to miss. Taking place in Finsbury Park on 15 and 16 September, they’re eschewing the fields to take to the streets near Manor House station.
A happy drag-y birthday
But as every drag queen knows, when it’s your show, you don’t let anyone steal the crown. So to make it special, they’ll be going back to their roots, avoiding any big external bookings and delivering a weekend with 50 queens performing from their 10 year history.
Jamie Tagg, one of the organizers of the event, told Gay Star News: ‘People have been telling us, “We don’t care about a special act.” So we’re bringing it back to what it used to be about.
‘The whole ethos of the event is the crowd. We’re going to get people up on stage and get involved.
‘The crowd’s just as important as us on stage.’
Get on stage with Sink the Pink
Still, that army of queens looks mighty important to us. So is the charity they are supporting, the Raze Collective, who support and give funding to LGBTI performances across the UK.
Predictably, you’re expected to crack open your wardrobe for this one. Fabulous is the word as wear your Birthday Best or Birthday Worst.
‘We wanted everyone to come, look amazing, and be surrounded by great people,’ Jamie added.
Sounds like a party to us.