It’s Kylie!

Besi Besemar February 5, 2019

After months of speculation and rumour, Brighton and Hove Pride organisers reveal Miss Kylie Minogue will headline the main event on Preston Park on Saturday, August 3.

LGBT+ Icon Kylie will be joined by Grammy Award winners, Clean Bandit to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in 1968 that ignited the Pride movement.

In her first ever full UK Pride performance, Kylie will be bringing a very special Pride show to Brighton to celebrate this iconic anniversary of the Pride movement.

With record sales in excess of 70 million, a back catalogue that includes 14 albums and singles like Better the Devil You Know, Wow, Get Outta My Way, On a Night Like This, I Believe in You, Shocked, All the Lovers and the career-defining Can’t Get You Out of My Head, from soulful ballads to dance-pop anthems, Kylie has been embraced by queer fans for more than 30 years and her music has been the soundtrack to many of our lives.

The consummate Showgirl, it is for her live shows with glittering production that Kylie is best known for. She has played mega arenas like the O2, Hyde Park, Sydney’s Mardi Gras and the Olympic closing ceremony, picking up an OBE from The Queen for services to music on the way as well as the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government for her “contribution to the enrichment of French culture” and has this year been made an Officer of the Order (AO) of Australia for “distinguished service to the performing arts as a national and international recording artist and entertainer”.

The term ‘legend’ is too easily bandied around these days, but Kylie truly deserves the title and for the next six months, Brighton will hold its breath waiting to see the full show packed with all her hits.

Joining Kylie will be Clean Bandit who have consistently pushed the boundaries of modern pop with a diverse blend of electronic, dancehall, classical, R&B and pop and have now notched up nine UK top five singles, more than Bruno Mars or Adele.

Their breakthrough success came in 2014 with the single Rather Be, featuring Jess Glynne, a Grammy award-winning worldwide hit that has now surpassed 10 million global sales.

Further success followed with their 10 million-selling single Rockabye featuring Sean Paul and Anne Marie which topped the charts in over 40 counties. Their last single Solo featuring Demi Lovato has recently been nominated for two Brit Awards.

More artists appearing at Pride in 2019 will appear on the Brighton Pride website over the coming weeks.

Global recording artist Jessie J and legendary LGBT+ Icon Grace Jones will headline the family festival LoveBN1Fest on Sunday, August 4.

In 2018 Brighton & Hove Pride CIC raised a total of £250,000 for local charities and good causes. This included £180,000 for the Rainbow Fund, £45,000 for the Pride Social Impact Fund, £10,00 allocated to the Pride Solidarity Fund and £15,000 allocated to the Pride cultural development fund. £1 from every ticket sold for Pride events is donated to one of these funds.

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