Local drag star Filla Crack to host weeklong event in Liverpool for Eurovision
2 months ago
Local Drag star Filla Crack is bringing EuroLove, a weeklong event for Eurovision, to Love Lane Brewery.
This series of events is Love Lane & Filla’s (Euro)Love Letter to Eurovision. With screenings of The Eurovision Song Contest, immersive art experiences, drag brunches, lip sync’s and a drag roast – you won’t be short of things to get involved with once The Song Contest descends on the city.
Filla Crack told The Guide:
“I love it [Eurovision] – it’s camp as anything isn’t it? – In all seriousness, its about the music… and I am over the moon that Liverpool gets to host it.
“This city has such a history with music and the whole world is going to have its eyes on us once again, it’s an amazing thing to be a part of.”
EuroLove will take place between 6 – 14 May 2023. Here’s how the week is looking so far:
Sat 6 May: The Artist Experience by Canvella
Canvella is bringing an immersive art experience to EuroLove, A life drawing event with a fun twist! A unique oppurunity to create art whilst being entertained by Liverpools most fabulous live cabaret performers. All materials are provided (easels, brushes, pencils, paints, and ponchos.) No experience required.
Food and drink will be available throughout, and as always the event will finish with a good old dance!
Tue 9 May: Semi-final hosted by Filla Crack
Filla will be there to entertain you as the Eurovision antics start. The first of the semi-finals will be paired with Filla’s own songs and signature chaotic performance style – expect the unexpected when it comes to this Queen, anything could happen.
Wed 10 May: Drag Roast and Ultimate Lip Sync Extravaganza
Fans of Ru Paul’s Drag Race will know that “reading is fundamental” – at this Drag Roast you can watch Local Queens including; R DEBS, Shania Pain, and Athena Barbital battle it out to see who has the sharper tongue.
Love Lane will be serving a roast dinner, because you have to have a roast at a roast. The evening will end with the Ultimate Lip Sync Extravaganza, the Queens will go head to head to show off their lip syncing talent – who knows there might be a second coronation on our hands.
Thur 11 May: Semi-final hosted by Filla Crack
Filla will be hosting another semi-final of Eurovision.
Fri 12 May: Eurovison Fanatics Quiz
Nana Funk will be hosting a fun and interactive quiz for all you Eurovision lovers out there. With amazing prizes to be won, and Nana Funk’s hilarious style, this is not one you want to miss.
Sat 13 May: Bottomless Drag Brunch
The afternoon of what will be the Eurovision final will see a bottomless drag brunch take place at Love Lane Brewery. Bottomless Prosecco, lip-syncing, dancing, boss food, and an all round great time – this is the perfect way to kick off the Eurovision festivities.
Sat 13 May: Eurovision Final hosted by Filla Crack
The moment we have all been waiting for – Filla’s commentary will guide you through the evening as we finally see who will be crowned this years winner! The evening will be filled with laughter, drinks, and music – so grab your mates and head on down to Love Lane to watch our amazing city host Europe’s most famous music contest. There will even be Eurovision Karaoke so you can live your fantasy of competing like acts such as ABBA, Celine Dion, and Sam Ryder.
Sun 14 May: EuroLove Repair Job
Feeling a bit tender from the night before? Love Lane has got you covered, head on down to fill yourself up with a proper Sunday Roast to soak up the Eurovision antics and get back to feeling more human before it is back to reality on Monday.
The venue have created a special brew inspired by Ukrainian flavours, a malty and crisp Vienna larger. Plus, a Ukranian herbal beer with flavours of the Carpathian mountains including Mint, Thyme and Marigold.
Both are currently being brewed and will be ready within the next few weeks with a portian of the profits being donated to Ukranian charities.
“I am made up to be working with one of my favourite venues in the city – I adore Love Lane – it is such a great space.
“As a queer artist I think it is amazing that somewhere, which you wouldn’t necessarily associate with being a queer-space, is organising an event like this. This is what I want from EuroLove, I want it to feel like a safe space for everyone to come along and just have a laugh and a good time.
“It should have been me representing the UK, I know everyone will be devastated, and I am pretty sure that song Mae Muller wrote is about me! So I am gonna perform my new song ‘I wrote a song about Mae’ – Miley Cyrus will have nothing on me.”
So if a weeklong festival celebrating all that’s Eurovision is what you want then pop down to Love Lane Brewery between 6 – 14 May to get yourself involved.
Tickets will be on sale soon – so keep checking Filla’s Instagram here, and Love Lane Brewery’s here, to stay up to date on all things EuroLove. You can also sign up for alerts on the official ticket page here.