Molly Poppinz originally made a name for herself in Vancouver after struggling to find the confidence to do drag in her hometown of Newcastle (NSW). Often referred to as ‘The Thunder from Down Under’, Molly was embraced by the queer community in Canada, finally enabling her to find the assurance she needed to perform for the crowds.

During her time away (2016-19), Molly worked as a full-time drag performer, known for her fun and campy numbers, but also lending her talents as a Drag DJ, MC/Host, and live rapper. In 2018 Molly was crowned as Vancouver’s most ‘Fierce Queen’, receiving her award from Drag Race Alumni, Aja (Season 9 & All Stars 3).

Arriving back in Australia in 2019, Molly found herself back in her hometown of Newcastle, which was still yet to offer any queer venues or safe spaces. This inspired Molly to cultivate her own shows in hopes of building a thriving drag community in Newcastle.

Event Info

When: Saturday 11 March

Where: Enlighten Illuminations Festival Hub – Main Stage

Enlighten Illuminations Festival Hub