06 Aug Queens Assemble…Up at The O2 Announces New Event Series, Drag Up at The O2
Up at The O2 has today announced the launch of an all-new event series, ‘Drag Up at The O2’ set to make your September sparkle. Offering fans the chance to watch as the cultural phenomenon of drag is taken to new heights, Drag Up at The O2 is the first ever series of drag performances to take place on top of the world’s number one music, entertainment and leisure venue.
The popular outdoor attraction has teamed up with Glamazon drag queen Herr to host the series, during which she will perform an unmissable interactive act, against a backdrop of 360-degree, panoramic views of the capital. Visitors will experience a thrilling climb up to the roof of The O2, where they can sip on a glass of Champagne Lanson at the summit whilst enjoying Herr’s performance, before embarking on their descent to Base Camp. Better get practising lip-syncing or Sashay Away.
Winner of the Not Another Drag Competition: All Stars, Herr is widely known for slaying the drag circuit as a pop culture queen, starring in a Girls Aloud tribute band, Gals Aloud, and hosting her very own Amy Winehouse tribute evenings. Herr will be serving her fabulous diva energy at Drag Up at The O2 for an evening of fun and fierceness.
The events will take place at 7pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd September with tickets priced at £40 per person. Tickets are available now on O2 Priority and will go on general sale on Friday 6 August at 9am. Each ticket includes an outdoor climb led by one of Up at The O2’s expert guides, who are on hand to provide interesting facts and local knowledge. Climbers will also receive a complimentary glass of Champagne Lanson at the summit as well as extended time on the roof to enjoy a first-of-its-kind drag performance. Soft drinks also available.
Dan Hurst, Head of Attractions – Up at The O2 said: “We can’t wait for the launch of Drag Up at The O2 following the success of last year’s Stand Up at The O2 comedy event series. Visitors will be able to enjoy a brilliant drag performance, something we know our guests will love, in the open air with amazing views of the city. We’re so happy to be collaborating with Herr on this event and are so excited for what she has in store. It will be a perfect way for people to finish up their summer of socialising.”
Herr said: “I’m so excited for these performances, The O2 is iconic and I can’t wait to ‘werk’ on the roof at Up at The O2 – it’s going to be legendary. Yaaaaaas!”
The O2 is the world’s number one music, entertainment and leisure venue and is just 15 minutes from central London. Home to Icon Outlet, which offers over 60 superstar fashion and lifestyle brands with up to 70% off all year round, there are also over 30 bars and restaurants to choose from on your visit. The O2 is the ultimate day out destination with activities including Hollywood Bowl, Cineworld, Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park, and TOCA Social – a new interactive football and dining experience opening this summer.
Visitors to The O2 are encouraged to travel with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers which sails from central London to North Greenwich Pier. Visitors can also receive four hours free parking when they spend over £35 in Icon Outlet.
This event is for over 18s only. Tickets are limited and pre-booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased via The O2’s booking website here: https://tickets.aegeurope.com/upattheo2/drag.html