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Deliveroo ‘Comes Through’ as Principal Partner of Drag Expo 2021

Updated: May 30

The nation’s foremost celebration of everything drag, beauty, kitsch and pop-culture gets a tasty delivery ;-)

MELBOURNE : January 2020 : ITDEVENTS, the LGBTQI+ production powerhouse behind Drag Race Tours in Australia, NZ & Asia, as well as its brand new event Drag Expo 2021, has partnered with Deliveroo, the global food delivery platform, who will serve as the PRINCIPAL PARTNER of this year's inaugural Drag Expo event.

Deliveroo will help deliver Drag Expo and ensure the event slays for over 10,000 visitors in August 2021 - the first of its kind and scale in Australasia. Halleloo!

"We have been passionately involved with the Drag scene for a number of years and love the artistry, colour, positive message and fun that it brings to our country. This is our first ever Drag Expo and it is already shaping up to be an epic, super flamboyant, jam-packed event. We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with Deliveroo, who have long been a champion of inclusivity, for our inaugural Drag Expo as another extension of our social imprint to truly shine a light on our colourful world,” said Stephen Craddock, Director of ITDEVENTS.

Head of Marketing for Deliveroo, Jeremy Brook, said about their partnership, “We are excited to be involved with the first ever Australian Drag Expo - we’re dusting off our reading glasses already! At Deliveroo, we have a strong history and relationship with the LGBTQIA+ communities across the world, supporting various LGBTQIA + charities and we even changed our name for London Pride. So we couldn’t resist the idea of being involved with this event. The colour, the community and positive message that drag brings to Australia is something that we think is very important and we are very proud to be involved with. We absolutely share the view and passion that everyone should be loud and proud about who they are.”

Set over two days, Drag Expo is the chance for Australian fans to catch up with local and international drag artiste royalty fronted by Drag Expo Ambassador, Karen From Finance.

Visitors to Drag Expo can meet the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, see Australia’s own drag legends and learn their inspiring stories, as well as enjoy a plethora of panels, tutorials, chill-out spaces, fabulous shopping stores, runways with Q&A sessions, meet and greets, official merchandise, a drag market and more.

But it’s not all glamour, glitz and glitter, gurl! From technical tucks to mental health, there’s no area that won’t be plucked and no wig left unturned over the two days. Learn how drag has evolved over the years, how Australia has given drag our own special flavour, and how drag artistes have a message we can all learn from. Most of all, visitors can learn the power that comes from letting you be your real self, with hundreds of like-minded fans on hand to cheer you on. Werk it!

Drag Expo will run from 7th & 8th August 2021 at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MCEC), with a fabulous Opening Gala on the 6th August with our superstars!

Tickets went on sale in September 2019 with over 3,000 tickets already sold. Booths went on sale in September 2019, with 90 exhibitors already confirmed.

For more information contact :

Mark Whearem Sales and Partnerships Manager 0433 15 69 59 mark@dragexpo.com

Rachel Robertson Publicist 0419 881 791 rachel@rocketcomms.com.au

About Deliveroo Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 80,000 best-loved restaurants and takeaways, as well as 60,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with 2,500 employees in offices around the globe.

Deliveroo operates in over 500 towns and cities across 13 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.

In Australia, Deliveroo partners with over 11,000 restaurants across 13 cities; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong, Wollongong, Penrith, Newcastle, Cairns and Hobart.

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