Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, has recently landed in the Australian city of Adelaide in order to appear at the annual LGBTI event, Feast Festival.
Arriving in Australia last week, the Rise like a phoenix singer has had an eventful few days exploring the city of Adelaide. Conchita Wurst’s Australian adventure started with an interview with 774 ABC Melbourne where she discussed her upcoming appearance at the Feast Festival, along with talk about all things Eurovision.
Talking about Australia’s one-off participation at the Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita went on to reveal that she is by [ Australia’s ] side in terms of a possible Australian return to the competition, which has since been confirmed, believing that Australia’s participation is just necessary. You can listen to the full interview below.
Conchita later went on to visit the Cleland Conservation Park in Adelaide where she met the animals at the park and spoke about the Feast Festival. Speaking to abc.net.au about the annual Adelaide festival, Conchita revealed:
I think Feast is a festival where we celebrate who we are, where we celebrate the diversity of the South Australian community, but we should also pause in this fortieth year to think about what more is to be done to insure that our laws reflect the diversity, values tolerance and respect, which I think is a hallmark of the South Australian community.
After officially opening Feast Fest on Saturday, Conchita appeared at The Art of Drag – A Night with Conchita event the following day where she entertained in her first ever Australian performance. Pictures from the weekend event can be found below.
Conchita continues her Adelaide visit this week with a visit to McLaren Vale along with a book signing set to take place later today. More details can be found via the Facebook event page.