Years & Years added to Brighton Pride main stage line up

Besi Besemar March 14, 2017

Years & Years will perform a UK Pride exclusive show at Brighton Pride’s Summer Of Love Festival at Preston Park, on Saturday, August 5.

Years & Years

The band declared by NME as “the most important pop band of our time”, are winners of the coveted BPI Critics Choice Award, BBC’s Sound of 2015, MTV Best UK and Ireland Act and five Brit Award nominations.

Olly Alexander’s openness about his sexuality, his willingness to campaign for equality and his frank interviews about living with depression have made him an important spokesperson in our online age.

Olly says: “I want to make videos and songs and art that celebrate all different kinds of sexuality and queer identities.” His approach has enriched and emboldened the lives of a generation of LGBT+ people.

Dulcie Weaver from Brighton Pride, added: “Through their enchanting electronica and timeless song writing Years & Years deliver life-affirming pop that stands as a beacon in a world where the darkness of inequality can often overwhelm so many. Brighton Pride put community and campaigning at the heart of everything we do, and we cannot think of an artist that better embodies our Summer Of Love than Years & Years.”

Years & Years join UK Pride exclusive festival headliners the Pet Shop Boys who will be performing their complete show on August 5 at the Summer of Love festival on Preston Park.

Pet Shop Boys

Brighton and Hove Pride is operated by Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community interest company. All ticket revenue raised goes directly to the operational and running costs of producing the Pride Festival, LGBT Community Parade, Pride Village Party and community fundraising for the Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund.

Over the last four years Brighton Pride has raised over £310,000 for the Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund. The Rainbow Fund has a remit to receive donations and use them to make grants to LGBT+/HIV groups and organisations in Brighton and Hove who deliver effective front line services to the LGBT+ communities in the city.

The Pride Social Impact Fund benefits local good causes impacted by the Pride footprint and gives grants to a range of local groups.

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