The Acts and Guests 2021 TBC*

Paul Ryder

Paul Ryder is currently the host of The Ringmasters Drag Race 2020 has been a fixture on the entertainment scene for ten years.
Paul Ryder has been a performer with Dublin based drag troupe ‘DRAGGED UP’ for 7 years now which has seen him tour the UK and Ireland with his unique style of live performance. He is absolutely thrilled to be the guest host for ‘The Outing festival’ 2020 again now his 4th year along side in the past Panti Bliss, Brenden Courtney  & Alan Hughes and will just be off a whirlwind summer tour after hosting LGBT Pride events in Galway, Dublin, and Cork.

Paul 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 brand and exciting weekend full of activities. Roll on The Outing Festival.’ Click here to Watch

Alan Amsby aka Mr Pussy

Ireland’s leading drag queen lady needs no introduction. In the world of show business for many years, she’s done it all. From TV to Panto he has captivated audiences in venues throughout Ireland and overseas.

Mr. Pussy is hailed as the foundation of the booming Irish drag industry and is still known to this day for his razor-sharp wit, camp classic hits, and stunning gowns. More info Here

Victoria Secret

Singer/Songwriter Victoria Secret is actually none of those things but you can find her on street corners across Ireland and the UK performing to the music she neither wrote or sang.

Celebrating 16 years as Ireland’s Tallest woman this year… Victoria is best known for treading the stage at The George Bar and running Europe’s longest running Drag entertainment company having consistently booked International drag queens to perform in Ireland for almost 7 years.

She’s also been touring extensively across the UK opening for some of the worlds most beloved Drag Queens. Hold onto your weaves as her size 12 stiletto’s sets sail for The Outing festival this year. Find out more here:

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

Niamh Kavanagh Returns for the 3rd time to The Outng Festival

Returning for her 3rd time in 9 Years, Niamh Kavanagh has been singing for most of her life.  Of all her guises within the music industry, Niamh is best known for her Eurovision successes, representing her country twice and winning for Ireland in 1993.  She has recorded many albums and collaborations, in particular lending her vocals to one of the best selling soundtrack albums of all time, The Commitments.

In 2019 Niamh starred as the Fairy Godmother in RTÉ Junior’s official panto, took part in special TV recordings ahead of Eurovision 2020 in the Netherlands and continued to tour at home and abroad. Recent years have seen Niamh remain at the fore with her winning participation in nationwide obsession, Celebrity Masterchef, and a return appearance as a judge on Junior Eurovision on TG4, requiring a brush up on her cúpal focail Gaeilge. Prior to this, Niamh starred in the highly successful Irish tour of Menopause the Musical, as part of a four woman cast. She also starred as the Evil Queen in a multi-year run of the highly successful Tivoli Christmas Panto in Dublin. Niamh’s performance was described by reviewers as a ‘show-stealer’.

Niamh retains a life-long love of live performance – her vocal talent and legendary audience rapport means she is equally at home holding court in crowded arenas as she is in intimate music venues. Niamh continues to record and is looking to the future with a number of significant projects in the works. She continues to tour and develop new shows including Date Night, a retrospective of her extensive career which was initially developed to mark the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win. Featuring some of Niamh’s favourite songs, and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey, an intimate evening full of gorgeous sounds interspersed with chat and craic awaits audiences. We think we can honestly say Niamh has earned her “national treasure” title!


The duo consists of the Caroline Bailey on vocals and Jen Bowler on guitar and vocals. Sparkles return to The Outing Festival for their 3rd year.

The duo shot to internet fame in 2017 with their ‘Couch Cover’ of Ed Sheeran’s Castle on the Hill which generated over 310,000 views on Facebook.

They had a write up in the Irish Daily Mirror because of this and they also got to perform live on Corks Red FM and Corks 96fm. Since then the girls have gone from strength to strength gigging all over Ireland and uploading their weekly couch covers. They have performed in front of over 60,000 people at Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival & Parade and return in 2019. Click Here for more info

Carrie Déway Live in Full Colour at The Outing

Carrie Déway has been doing drag for the last 10 years. Living abroad and performing in countries like the UK, Spain & Canary Islands. She is a musical theatre queen at heart, but that doesn’t stop her from been and old school gal who can still dance to the modern greats! She won cycle 3 of “The Ringmasters Drag Race” on The Dragon Bar 7years ago. She now resides back in Ireland and in her short year after returning home she has rebuilt her Haus Of Déway with her daughters and sisters. Catch Haus of Déway every Wednesday on Facebook! Click here to see more:

Kiki St Clair, The Queen of The West at The Outing Festival

Kiki St. Clair, the Queen of the West has been on the Galway scene for almost 7 years. She has performed in venues up and down the country and runs Galway’s longest running LGBT Club Night, Club GASS.

She knows how to throw a party, turn a lip-sync and always leaves you wanting more. Click Here


Brew from Melodic Indie Irish Rock group BLUESUN, based in Dublin, Ireland…This year Brew with be performing slow at The Outing Festival a few times over the weekend festival. Hot Press magazine reports “ a great looking band with original style, BLUESUN’s material has an easy-going summery feel…as a unit they gel extremely well together and the frontman is fantastic.”

BREW hails from New York City and has gigged extensively within the UK, Ireland and the USA, but resides in Dublin for over 20 years

DJ Ruth on The Decks At The Outing

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!)


GLAMO is one of Ireland’s most notable emerging DJ acts. A regular at Mother, Body & Soul, Electric Picnic and Mockie Ah, GLAMO fuses delicious disco beats with confectionary of pop, electro, and retro delights. Also a skilled milliner,

GLAMO is always sporting a trademark avant-garde headpiece behind the decks that adds to the spectacle of her sets. Click here for more info


Hailing from Cork, Nettles is a member of the Haus of Mockie Ah, Ireland’s leading drag family. With Mockie Ah she has performed at numerous music festivals and sell out crowds where she is known to tear up a stage with her energetic performances.

Fusing high fashion looks with voguing and hip hop, Nettles is one to watch.

Queer Games with Wet & Wild Sports Club

Join us for our Queer Sports Day in the afternoon on the grounds of Dromoland.
We’ll have all the usual 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!

Queer Tattoo Artist

There are so many incredibly talented queer tattoo artists out there and we have an amazing one on site to get that dream tattoo you always wanted.


Fourth-generation Matchmaker, Willie Daly, has the gift that made Lisdoonvarna famous for over 150 years as the place to find love. Willie’s was ready last year to add some LGBT couples to his famously enormous book of matched names and he did it with Panti by his side.

Willie will be on-hand all weekend for you to meet and chat with.
“Matchmaking has always been about love”

Kellie Maloney

Afternoon Tea & Chats with Kellie Maloney

Kellie is a British boxing manager and promoter who managed Lennox Lewis to the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In August 2014, Maloney announced publicly that she wished to be known as “Kellie” and that she was undertaking gender reassignment.

Kellie has been to The Outing Festival to find love this time it’s Eddie’s chance to help her find Love.

Ceilé Band & Dancing

Gay Ceili dances are back for the 7th 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 twist and gay it up.

These dances form the basis for an examination of Ceili dance teachers. Irish ceili is a participatory social event attended by both men and women and accompanied by our live Irish traditional music plus guest dancers. Start the festival off with the right foot and meet new people.

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