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Shobsy Returns in 2025 to headline Friday Nights

Shobsy is a performer and songwriter from Dublin, who embark on a solo career and has grown as a performer and artist.

“With powerhouse vocals that rival the enchanting beauty of Freddie Mercury and George Michael, Shobsy writes songs that send your spirits soaring” – HotPress


Victoria Secret at The Outing Festival

Victoria Secret

Victoria Secret performing for over 18 years, Victoria aka Philip Keogh is no longer a secret. Best known for treading the stage at The George Bar in Dublin, Ireland as well as touring to cities across Ireland, the UK & Europe. Is coming to Co-host at The Outing Festival 2024

She has opened for some of the world’s biggest stars of music, drag and comedy but she’s still stumped that she shared a stage with an actual Spice Girl to RuPaul Drag Race stars. In 2020, after playing to crowds of thousands of people across Europe… She took up a Vegas style “residency” from her sitting room to bring entertainment virtually to crowds across the world via Zoom during lockdowns. It was very glamorous in a cramped one bedroom apartment kind of way.

Victoria is now back on the road and back in venues across the country… and wouldn’t have it any other way. Victoria also runs an event company called Dragged Up which has produced shows monthly for over 8 years in venues from small capacities of 50 people to larger capacities of 2000 people. You can also catch her biweekly on her podcast with fellow Irish Drag Queen Davina Devine as they host ‘Petty Little Things’.

Victoria Secret is absolutely thrilled to be the guest host for ‘The Outing festival’ 2023 again now his 7th year alongside Queen of Matchmaking Eddie McGuinness also the past hosts of Paul Ryder,  Panti Bliss, Brenden Courtney  & Alan Hughes 

Victoria says: ‘I’m completely thrilled and honored to be asked to be at The Outing Festival this year. The festival has gone from strength to strength, building up a fantastic matchmaking festival and exciting weekend full of activities. Roll on The Outing Festival 2024.’ Click here to Watch 2023

Phil TGorgeous

Drag king, gender illusionist, male impersonator, weirdo…. call him what you want but there’s no doubt that whatever he is, he is Phil TGorgeous

He first swaggered across the stage in early 2004 introducing unsuspecting audiences to his own brand of drag performance and whether entertaining in the intimate surroundings of a cozy cafe, or hosting to thousands at Pride events, Phil has been happily raising eyebrows both nationally and internationally ever since.

Nowadays, he’s a familiar face in several hot spots around Dublin and can be found hosting and performing in a wide variety of the country’s most notable drag, burlesque and cabaret shows. On or off the mic, Phil makes it his goal to ensure that by the end of the night you’re as gender-confused as he is!

Regina George is FLAWLESS!

Regina George is FLAWLESS!

She’s the Queen Bee, The Star!

Having successfully made a name for herself as Ireland’s number one dancing queen, Regina George has graced stages all over the UK & Ireland as well as some unforgettable performances from The Panti Show, The Dragon & The George to name a few.

If you like high energy performances, sickening looks and something you can dance to then look no further than a Regina George show and make sure to follow @itsreginagorj on all social media.

Mark T Cox

Piano playing, pop song singing, big dickie-bow wearing Mark T Cox has been generously spreading himself around for years, showcasing his camp musical comedy to anyone who’ll listen!

With 10 years experience on the London cabaret scene, the Clare-born star is finally come home in 2023 at The Outing Festival for one night only at The Outing Festival 20234 again will Return!

Mark is a regular in London’s entertainment world, performing and curating cabaret events across infamous venues like The Glory, Dalston Superstore, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, plus a fab weekly residency at The CellarDoor piano bar.

As well as solo shows, Mark has worked with cabaret greats like David Hoyle, Jonny Woo, Drag Race legends Vinegar Strokes and Just May… plus life-long collabs with home-grown icons Xnthony and Veda Lady.

This international cabaret star has travelled the world, performing in Hong Kong, Japan, Brussels… and now, for the first time ever… Dromoland!

Except camp pop songs, West Clare charm and fabulous fashions!

Hold on as we sets sail for The Outing festival this year. Find out more here: about Mark T Cox

Paul Middleton

The handsome, talented and friendly Paul Middleton comes from London.

Singing since he was little, Paul came out singing onto the scene five years ago and has not looked back.

His live show covers hits from the 80s to present. He has toured the world and U.K, including: USA, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Ireland. You can see him live on stage at The Outing Festival. Check Out Him here

elle Uminati performing at The Outing Festival

Elle Uminati

Elle Uminati 

Elle Uminati is our local Clare Drag Queen, originally hailing from the UK! It’s no secret that Elle can’t wait to party with us all at the Outing Festival, and your conspiracy theory is confirmed: she’ll be covered in rhinestones and glitter! Elle will Co. Host our Eurovision Bash and Dine & Shine at our Festival.

DJ Ruth on The Decks At The Outing

DJ Ruth resident DJ every Friday Night in The George Bar/Club Dublin

DJ Ruth found her passion for DJing in a little local pub in her home town of Lucan, nearly 20 years ago. Not long after she found her true home, musically and socially, on the gay scene. She quickly became a well known and very well liked part of the scene she loved. Over the years she has held long residencies in Dragon, Prhomo, Spice, Dragged Up & Glitz to name but a few.

She has also guested on many other nights around Dublin including the George, Club Tease, Profile & Kiss. Also Gass in Galway
For many years Dj Ruth has played the Dublin Pride official parties, last three years playing on the main stage in Smithfield to thousands people. (Having 12,000 people do the YMCA was a particular highlight!)

Eddie McGuinness Queen of Matchmaking

Our Matchmaker Eddie McGuinness (founder of The Outing Festival) only Gay (LGBTQ+) matchmaker in Ireland has decades of experience in bringing people together from Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride as former Pride Manager to other Festivals to St Patrick’s Day Parade, events & Prides around Ireland aka Mr Pride, but also he holds masters in Communication and related fields. Whether you are new to being single, just out of the closet, a busy professional, or simply a great catch, we are focused on helping you find someone to share your time and life with.

Some of the key areas & events for meeting and maybe your new friend to love are “Speed Dating”  “Ice Breakers”  “Blind Dates” & even Outdoor events that allow saying hello to someone new a bit easier! You may come alone but you will leave with friends!

Grainne Kneez

Grainne Kneez
Dublin’s good time, gal. Catch her Tuesday in the George, giving the whole Grippete experience with Dolly Grip. Expect the unexpected and hold on tight for the BIGGEST ride of your life!

She’ll be covered in fabulousness and glitter! This year, Grainne will be part of our Eurovision Bash and Dine & Shine stages at the The Outing Festival.

Anita Hero

Anita Hero

They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes, but everyone should meet Anita Hero.

Anita is our Dublin Queen, originally hailing from Roscommon.

You’ll mostly find Anita with her fellow Gripettes causing trouble Tuesday night in the George, when she’s not on the brunch scene.

Anita loves to turn a look so I’m sure you’ll be impressed when she joins us on the Eurovision bash stage and the Dine & Shine this year.

Charnell ClearWater

Charnell ClearWater

The tattooed Barbie herself Charnell the stunting queen is here to represent with the looks and the stunts are you ready

Billie Mystique

Billie Mystique

“This Limerick indie queen is funny, smart and crazy in all the right ways. A graduate of Mia Gold’s Drag School, please welcome the wild and beautiful chaos of Billie Mystique!”

Queer Games

Join us for our Queer Sports Day in the afternoon on the grounds of Dromoland.
We’ll have all the usual games and some unusual activities just slightly camped up;
· Egg & Spoon Race ( in heels)
· Relay Race
· 100m prance
· Wheelbarrow Race
· 3 Legged Race
· Tug of war
· Rounders
All are welcome to join in on the activities and fun for the Sports Day!

Virgin Pool Party

Virgin Pool Party

Relax with our afternoon of fun and Swim in our Swimming Pool

Inflatables, Unicorns and water sports hosted by Ms Regina George

This is a virgin pool party so is strictly an alcohol free zone. Mocktails are permitted tho!!

Miss Bliss

Miss Bliss

Limerick’s own Disney princess! The Outing welcomes pop princess Miss Bliss for a fun-filled weekend. Will she find her prince charming by the time the clock strikes 12? Why not come along and see her pop her outing cherry? Guaranteed a happy ever after x

Dine & Shine

Dine & Shine

Join us in our new Restaurant for a special evening with live music and entertainment, where guests can enjoy a fantastic dining experience and have the opportunity to shine through participation or engagement.

Ultimately, “dine and shine” is a playful and cheerful expression that encourages people to have a memorable and enjoyable time while highlighting the potential for individual or collective brilliance during the event.

Drag in Your Eyes, Hosted by Grainne Kneez

‘Drag in your Eyes’ with your host Grainne Kneez. Release your inner drag King or Queen and take to the stage! Let the music Play.

The Géilí – Music & Dance

Gay Ceili dances are back for the 10th year in a row or true ceili dances (fíor céili) are a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland and we have given it a new twist and gayed it up a touch

Irish ceili is a participatory social event attended by all and accompanied by our live Irish traditional music plus guest dancers. Start the festival off with the right foot and meet new people.

Irish CéilI is a participatory social event. Join our house Céilí band and guest dancers and start the Festival off on the right foot whilst meeting new people.

Speed Dating & Ice Breaker

All Welcome:
What is Ice Breaker/speed dating? This is an organised social activity in which people seeking romantic relationships or friendships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is mutual interest.

So why not try it while other events are going on around – you never know… you could find your new best friend or more…

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