Birmingham Pride 2024 hotting up with more acts announced!

Catherine Muxworthy March 15, 2024

Birmingham Pride has announced another batch of performers for their 2024 festival. The line-up will include: Natasha Bedingfield (UnWritten, Pocketful of Sunshine), Beth McCarthy (IDK How To Talk To Girls), Dylan and the Moon (Lemons), Gok Wan, Raven Mandella, and Loreen (Tattoo, Euphoria). These performers will join the already announced line-up which includes: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tia Kofi, Louis III, and Heather Small.

Hitting the mainstage on Saturday, May 25, Loreen is a two-time Eurovision winning artist for Sweden, and Raven Mandella – ‘unapologetically Black and queer’ dancer, drag performer and DJ. Mandella has shared the stage with legends like Honey Dijon, Groove Armada, Kelly Rowland, and Nile Rodgers, and earnt their place as a beloved crowd-favourite through performances at Heaven in London, Ministry of Sound, and Glitterbox. Many may also be familiar with Raven as the mother of the House of Mandella, to which Drag Race UK star Asttina Mandella belongs.

A jam-packed Saturday line-up will also feature Beth McCarthy on the main stage. Beth “exploded onto the scene in 2021 with She Gets the Flowers, racking up an impressive 30million streams. Her recent hits What Do You Call It and She’s Pretty are just a taste of her five-track EP, IDK How To Talk To Girls.

On Sunday, May 26, Gok Wan will be playing a DJ set showcasing his passion for house music. “During lockdown, Gok transformed his kitchen into a dance floor, giving birth to Isolation Nation – an online rave sensation with an average weekly audience of 1million streams,” explains Birmingham Pride’s social media announcement.

Also on the Sunday, Dylan and the Moon – the first transgender winner of BBC Three’s Project Icon – will deliver an indie pop performance. Dylan has collaborated with Jason Derulo on the track Lemons, and has earned recognition from Lewis Capaldi at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

The final name released, so far, for Birmingham Pride 2024, is Natasha Bedingfield whose “album, featuring the unforgettable ‘Unwritten,’ produced five UK top 10 singles, earning her Grammy nominations, including the chart-topping ‘Pocketful of Sunshine.’ Recognised at the MTV Video Music Awards and World Music Awards, Natasha is a true musical powerhouse.”

Birmingham Pride festival, supported by HSBC, will be held at Smithfield Live over the May bank holiday weekend, and tickets are still available to buy.