Wigstock is coming back to NYC and will be traditionally held on the 1st September

One of the most famous outdoor drag festivals in the world is coming back after almost twenty years of being left behind. Wigstock was founded in the 1980s in New York City by a group of drag queens, who spontaneously decided to hold a show in the park. Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan's East Village was chosen as the venue for the queer performance. And the date of the show was scheduled on the 1st September, which is the Labor Day in the United States. After the resounding success of the show, it was decided to conduct it annually. Since then, Wigstock drag festival was held every year until the early 2000s. The legendary outdoor festival has spent almost twenty years in stagnation, after the last official Wigstock took place on the Hudson River in 2001. And now, co-founder and the continued host of the iconic drag festival – Lady Bunny has announced of the return of Wigstock to Manhattan's East Village on September 1, 2018. In her Instagram post, Lady Bunny intrigued her audience with the fact that this year’s line-up will be nothing less than “a dream cast” and will include about 50 stunning performers. Among them are: Bob the Drag Queen, Peppermint, Alex Newell, Justin Vivian Bond and many more. Another interesting fact is that Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka have been involved in the organization of this historical event. The couple became executive producers of Wigstock 2018. For the note, in 2014 Neil Patrick Harris received a Tony Award for his role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The famous actor played Hedwig and was always in drag. So, his participation in the recovery of the legendary drag festival is explicable. The famous actor expressed much admiration on his participation in the grand return of Wigstock and told that he is very proud to a part of something that “connects the LGBT community and its straight allies and breaks down stereotypes, helping people to understand each other more”. The revived drag festival will be taking place at Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan on September 1, 2018, from 14:00 till the late hours.

Gaynewseurope.com