Dine with drag stars as Revolution bar Cardiff celebrates its first drag brunch

Celebrate Cardiff’s first drag brunch alongside the centrals most starlit drag celebs at Revolution bar next month.

Wine and dine with drag royalty next month as Revolution teams up with local performers to throw a star-studded soiree

A fab-u-lous upcoming brunch on 3 November will invite attendees to drink and dine the house down with drag stars from 11 am to 1 pm.

Spend your Sunday sampling brunch foods and sharing a bubbly prosecco whilst indulging in a series of cabaret performances, free raffles and drag bingo.

The much-anticipated brunch will be accompanied by exciting all-singing, all-dancing performances by three of the biggest names in Cardiff’s drag scene; Victoria Scone, Justin Drag and Jolene Dover.

Although drag brunches are nothing out of the ordinary for the Revolution chain, this upcoming event will be a first for Revolution Cardiff and will hopefully create a ripple effect across other bars in the city.

Sengagh Cowan, sales and events coordinator at Revolution Cardiff, said: 

“A lot of these [drag brunch] events are held at gay bars, which is great, but I want to show that you don’t have to be a gay bar to be LGBTQ+ friendly. If we can throw this inclusive event that isn’t just for pride, and that shows ‘we’re with you on this’ then that would be great.” 

She continued to say: “I’m hoping that we’ll get more of a connection between the different communities to bridge that gap just a little bit.” 

Lauren Simons, who will be performing at the event as drag King, Justin Drag, agreed by saying: “I feel that having the event at Revs [an open club that is mainly heterosexual] will introduce more people to drag. Hopefully this will spread the word around to all sexualities, genders and just anyone who wants to drink lots of unlimited prosecco.” 

In March 2019, The Guardian reported that these intimate events hosted by drag stars have been on the rise in the UK for five years. Disassociating themselves from gay venues to more inclusive hot-spots, allowing a wider audience to come and watch the local drag stars turn the party over a spot of tea and brunch.