Auckland Live is rolling out the rainbow carpet and teaming up with Auckland Pride for the city’s most fabulous festival of 2021 - Auckland Pride.

Auckland Live is sparing no sequin with its Pride programme of provocative cabaret, drag shows, and the queerest party of the year.

Dazzling lip syncs and sizzling drag will be on the bill when the resident stars of Dragon’s Diva Den (5 – 6 Feb) sashay into The Wintergarden at The Civic for two nights of hot camp sass and sickening style. Returning after Auckland Live’s sold-out season last November, you’ll be wowed as the ladies transform celebrity guests including Chlöe Swarbrick with more to be announced, into drag divas live on stage. Expect OTT performances and more shade than a palm tree as these drag virgins are tucked, taped and taught how to walk into a room purse first. Werk!                                                                                                     

Drag queen trio Les Femmes (12 – 13 Feb) will be serving fierce eleganza extravaganza when they make their Pride Festival debut at The Wintergarden in a self-titled cabaret show overflowing with girl power and song. Accompanied by a seven-piece band, songstresses Miss Manage, Miss Givings, and Miss Demeanour will cover the biggest girl group classics - everything from Diana Ross and The Supremes to the Spice Girls and more - in an intimate evening of seductive harmonies, hysterical high notes, and more realness than you can shake your cakes at.

Queer icons DJ HalfQueen and rap legend Randa will be joined by a gag-worthy line-up of hot queer acts, queens, and drag artists to celebrate the final weekend of Pride at the Auckland Pride Party in Aotea Square on Saturday 27 February. Hosted by Hugo Grrrl and Miss Geena and sprawled across two stages, the Pride Party is a free, all-ages, all-inclusive, and accessible event where absolutely everyone is welcome to party the night away in celebratory splendour. There’ll be food trucks and plenty of kai on hand, plus drinks, snacks and other essentials at The Terrace Café and Hello Sailor bar in Aotea Square.

It’s going to be sick’ning!