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Press Release

2016

Seven contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race on stage together for one big free show!

Montréal Pride to present the biggest ever show in Montréal starring contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Montréal, April 11 2016 — For its 10th edition, Montréal Pride is raising the bar with the biggest ever show in Montréal to star contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race. For the first time, seven drag queens from the hit reality series will share the stage in the largest free event of its kind ever presented in the city. Hosted by the legendary Bianca de Rio and Montréal’s Mado, the show will take place on August 11 at Place Émilie-Gamelin and feature the public’s favourite contestants.

Much to the delight of die-hard fans, the Drag Superstars show will feature:

• Violet Chachki (winner 2015)
• Pearl (2015 – TOP 3)
• Katya (2015)
• Alaska (2013 – TOP 3)
• Willam (2012)
• Phi Phi O’Hara (2011 – TOP 3)
• Manila Luzon (2010 – TOP3 and Allstars)

Tickets to a VIP Experience
Montréal Pride is giving 150 fans the chance to live a VIP experience and meet their favourite performers backstage at the Drag Superstar show. Available as of today for $120 CAD (plus tax), VIP tickets give buyers privileged backstage access, a meet and greet, a photo op with the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race and a spot in the reserved front row section for the best possible view of the stage. Tickets can be purchased in person at Montréal Pride (260 Sainte-Catherine Street East, Montreal) or online at www.fiertemontrealpride.com.

“For it’s 10th edition, Montréal Pride intends to really wow audiences! The RuPaul show is a pre-eminent international event that will attract many foreign visitors. The production sets the tone for our 2016 festivities — and that’s just the beginning! The public can expect many other surprises,” explains Éric Pineault, President of Montréal Pride.

Crowd Pleasing Drag Queens
Beloved by fans in Europe and North-America alike, the drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race draw crowds wherever they go, and Montréal is no exception to the rule. Their 2014 and 2015 stints at the Olympia had people clamoring for tickets to the sold-out show.

Thank You to Our Partners
Montréal Pride is honoured to count on the invaluable support of its partners, participants and volunteers, without whom the festival would not be possible each year: the TD Bank Group —Official Presenter of Montréal Pride, the City of Montréal, the Borough of Ville-Marie, Tourisme Montréal, Barefoot Wine, Winners, Trojan, Via Rail, Fugues, Virgin Radio, CTV and EDGE Media Network.

About Montréal Pride
Founded in 2007 at the initiative of Montréal’s LGBT communities, Montréal Pride is now the largest LGBT gathering in the Francophone world and will celebrate its 10th edition in 2016. A multifaceted cultural festival, Montréal Pride offers more than 125 activities that include something for everyone over the course of seven days. Active all year long, the organization’s primary mission is to support and promote local LGBT communities while serving as a beacon of hope for people around the world who continue to battle injustice. Each year, Montréal Pride attracts close to 500,000 local and international visitors. In 2016, the Montréal Pride festival will take place from August 8 to 14. More information about Montréal Pride is available on the Montréal Pride website. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@fierteMTLpride).

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Steven Ross
Director of Communications
Montréal Pride
[email protected]
Telephone: 514 903-6193 ext. 3523

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