Austin International Drag Festival Headliner Announcement: Art Simone

WERRRK.com has proudly partnered up with the Austin International Drag Festival this year and we have been given the privilege of announcing this year’s headliners first! We are so excited about being a part of this amazing event this year and we cannot wait to bring you all the fabulous drag artists that are going to be headlining this year!

First up this year is a drag superstar coming to us all the way from Melbourne, Australia and we are super excited to announce that the fabulous Art Simone will be headlining the Austin International Drag Festival this year! You’ve seen her turn sickening look after sickening look (Over 78k Instagram followers can’t be wrong!) so come see this amazing queen in person! (Get your tickets here and join us in Austin this fall!)

We were able to battle the time zone differences and get a few words with Art about being part of this year’s Austin International Drag Festival!


Congratulations on being named a headliner Art! How did you get involved with the Austin International Drag Festival and what does this opportunity mean to you?

Thank you! This will be my first time being part of the festival! I’m so happy that the team reached out to me across the other side of the world and invited me to join. Drag festivals are quite near and dear to my heart as I am an ambassador for The Broken Heel Festival – which is a fabulous Drag Festival that takes place in the Australian outback every year – I think it’ll be a wonderful opportunity show the US what makes our drag down under so unique and special!

For those people living under a rock, can you tell us a little bit about Art Simone and your drag?

Well I’m an Aussie Drag Diva from Down Under who has been working her little heels off to not only showcase a new viewpoint and creative style of drag, but has also been at the forefront of bringing Australian Drag into the mainstream through film, television and social media! I put on a fierce face in my photographs, but I’m a complete clown and good time gal who when it comes down to it, just loves everything and anything DRAG!

We can’t wait to see what you’re planning on bringing to the stage in Austin! Can you give the WERRRK .com universe a little tease of what’s to come this fall in Texas?

Glitter, Glitter and more glitter! I’m going to be bringing my all time favourite drag numbers, costumes and creations, I’ll be performing and hosting but I’ll be there at the front of all the drag shows – soaking up as much crossdressing as I can!

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Despite being a drag journalist for over five years, Chiffon only recently realized that she missed a golden opportunity back then to change her drag name to Rhoda Story.

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