The Mother City Queer Project was started in 1994, and this year’s event will be the 25th rendition of this ever-popular LGBTQI+ event. The theme for this year’s event has been announced – and it’s sure to get your engine revving.

MCQP: Drag Race takes a page from the books of the motor racing industry and RuPaul’s Drag Race, and attendees are invited to come whichever way they prefer – whether that be as a racing king or a speed queen. Elaborate costumes are characteristic of this event, and if you haven’t started planning yours, you’d better get on it!

MCQP will return to the Cape Town Stadium after five years, and this year’s event will be held on 15 December 2019. Director of MCQP, Ian McMahon says that this year’s theme provides an opportunity for creativity and vigour in the costumes.

“I’m pretty sure everyone will agree that this year’s theme offers the most diverse opportunity for all MCQP enthusiasts to create teams of an outfits or costumes that can range from the most extreme masculine – race car teams – to the absolutely fabulous strutting their stuff in high heels, the most outrageously sexy dresses, while wearing the most OTT wigs, eyelashes and heavy makeup – and everything in between.”

“With MCQP: Drag Race there will most certainly not be a limitation on just how creative those attending can be, as it without a doubt embraces the diversity of our South African societies and above all else, recognises each individual’s uniqueness and authenticity – something that is close to our heart as the organisers of the event.”

Early Bird tickets are almost sold out, but you can still buy tickets for MCQP: Drag Race here. Like the MCQP Facebook page for the latest info on this year’s event, and check out the video below to see what it’s all about.