Like a massive, glitzy confetti cannon, London’s polysexual party troupe Sink The Pink will be showering Finsbury Park with drag, dancing, disco and plenty of glitter for this explosive day-to-night street party.
Created by friends Glyn Fussell and Amy Redmond more than a decade ago, Sink The Pink has grown from a cult DIY club night at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club into a London nightlife institution. So what makes a true Sink The Pink party? As STP drag queen Bimini-Bon Boulash says, all you need is ‘a sprinkle of fabulous, a dollop of fierce and a whole lot of sass. We’re all outrageous show-offs with a heart full of love.’
Riding high on the success of 2018’s street party for Sink The Pink’s tenth anniversary, this year the crew behind proper pop festival Mighty Hoopla are throwing a shindig right out of your day-glo dreams. Bring some flats and a fanny pack of essentials, because nine hours of pop are planned for the main stage. Even Nadine Coyle has found time from looking for her passport to belt out some Girls Aloud-era bangers.
Around 40 drag artists will be lacing up their platforms to strut across two park stages for lip-syncing, death dropping and deadly vogue battles. Look out for the Cocoa Butter Club, a collective of queer performers of colour offering a fiery mix of burlesque, sideshows and comedy, and genre-bending choral arrangements from London Contemporary Voices. Savage Disco may have said goodbye to its regular home at Metropolis club in June, but you can find them here, delivering a healthy dose of riotous DJ sets and hedonistic drag.
Let your hair down, crank the celebrations up, and leave any judgment at the door.
Sink the Pink’s street party takes place in Finsbury Park on Sat Aug 17. Tickets from £26.
Find more great things to do in London this month with our August guide.