Mega Drive Events is an entrepreneurial art collective focused on uplifting queer and neurodivergent artists on Kaurna Land.
Founded in 2021 by drag artist, musician and sound tech Jarvis "SAY GAH" Papillo, we create opportunities for local artists to explore their identity with full creative freedom. In every event we produce, we aim to make space for innovators who operate outside of the mainstream, and actively seek out artists who are pushing the boundaries of identity-defining performance art. Mega Drive runs a variety of regular shows including The Nursery, a beginner drag and DJ night that takes aspiring performers from concept to stage, and ZZZAP, a larger scale show featuring established artists with unique acts. We also put a spin on classic drag formats with Are You Drinking Comfortably, an adults-only drag Storytime, and our brand-new show Crunch, a "drag" brunch like you've never seen it before.
We work with a variety of venues within the City of Adelaide, including Arthur Art Bar, My Lover Cindi and Ancient World. Mega Drive Events is committed to supporting the local performing arts scene, promoting creativity and offering artists the freedom to be celebrated as their authentic selves.