Conchita Wurst, the bearded diva who dominated this year’s Eurovision, will perform live at The George on Friday, June 27 to celebrate this year’s Dublin Pride Festival.
“I’m really looking forward to performing at The George and being part of the Dublin Pride Festival,” said Conchita, aka Tom Neuwirth. “I want to spread my message of tolerance, acceptance and respect for people who are different – I know my Irish supporters will help me do just that.”
This will be Conchita’s first appearance in Ireland since winning the contest with her anthem Rise Like A Phoenix.
Darragh Flynn of The George said, “Conchita has become a worldwide sensation – we are thrilled to have her perform again at the George and share in our Pride celebrations. Conchita embodies what The George is all about – acceptance, respect and fun – it’s going to be some party!”
Since winning the Eurovision, Conchita has made some celebrity fans in Elton John and Cher, and her winning entry Rise Like A Phoenix rocketed to the top of the charts all over Europe.
“Rise Like a Phoenix is a powerful song that makes a strong statement, one that I can support 100%. No matter how hard things are, you can learn from these times and grow,” said Conchita.
The night will be hosted by Shirley Temple Bar and admission is €15. Doors open at 8PM, so make sure to get down early to be guaranteed entry.
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