Pride in London 2013: Saturday, June 29

Besi Besemar June 16, 2013

London Pride

Pride in London has announced its line-up of entertainment for the big day on Saturday, June 29. Stages in Trafalgar Square and Soho will be offering a range of entertainment featuring rising and established stars of the music and cabaret scenes who have their hearts in the LGBT+ community.

At 1pm the massive Pride Parade – featuring over 150 groups will move off from Baker Street to make its way to Trafalgar Square. At the same time Trafalgar Square will burst into life as the London Gay Big Band takes to the stage.

Trafalgar Square

The stage will be live until 8pm and performers include:

  • The London Gay Big Band
  • The Pink Singers – Celebrating their 30 years at Pride
  • The Big Sing with Layton Williams – Billy Elliot, the Beautiful People
  • Feryl – Rising talent compared to and Swedish House Mafia
  • Father and Son – From Britain’s Got Talent
  • Ray Isaac – Singer and DJ
  • ENV – London rapper
  • Ryan Jagger – Exciting singer-songwriter of BYOB
  • Class A –New boyband sensation
  • A*M*E* – chart topping singer of Need U (100%)
  • Projekt Weekend – Great British Pop
  • Katherine Ellis – vocalist
  • Angie Brown – London’s Soul/Dance Diva
  • Prince Persona – DJ
  • Rowetta – the big voice from the Happy Mondays
  • DJ Little Rob – DJ

Hosts include:

  • Dusty O
  • Chris Fitchew – Actor and comedian
  • Claire Harvey – Paralympian
  • Andrew Hayden Smith – Byker Grove and Doctor Who

There will also be video messages and short films highlighting the achievements and campaigns of the LGBT+ community and some live speeches.

Dean Street

The cabaret Stage in Dean Street, close to Shaftesbury Avenue will present a rich mix of music, drag and queer performers between 4pm and 8pm. Rose Garden will get proceeding off to a roaring start as the first host before Lady M takes over for the second wave.

Confirmed performers include:

  • Zak Black – Singer
  • Asifa Lahore – Drag
  • The London Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Tiger Lily – Singers
  • Josh James – Singer
  • Mzz Kimberley – Drag
  • Jake Sims – Singer
  • Myra Dubois – Drag
  • Vanity von Glow – Drag
  • Andi Fraggs – Singer
  • Barbara Bush – Drag

UK Black Pride

UK Black Pride will soon be announcing more activities in Golden Square shortly.

Pride Arts Programme

A joint Polari Magazine/London LGBT+ Community Pride team has developed a hugely diverse Programme showcasing the best that queer London has to offer, from cabaret to spoken word, art to photography.

To check out the busy calendar of Pride Arts CLICK HERE:           

Michael Salter, Chair of London LGBT+ Community Pride said:

“Pride is a celebration of our achievements, a chance to campaign and a great moment for solidarity across the community.  Given the theme is ‘Love (and Marriage)’, if everyone participating in the Parade is the wedding cake then the entertainers we are announcing today are the icing on that cake; whether they are much loved favourites or up-and-coming talent they will top our celebration. With less than three weeks to go, I hope everyone is planning their Pride and making the most of the huge range of events that are available through the Pride Arts Programme. If you haven’t booked your tickets it’s not too late, see Clare Balding host An Audience with Martina Navratilova at our opening event on the June 23, have dinner alongside Boris Johnson on the June 25, join us at a special Book of Mormon performance on June 27, or soak up the atmosphere at Summer Rites Pride in the Park after the Parade on the June 29.  Every ticket sold for those events goes to help support Pride in London. ”

Jenny Cousins, Chair of the Pink Singers, said:

“The Pink Singers was established 30 years ago to appear at Pride and it’s an amazing feeling to be back singing in Trafalgar Square to celebrate how far we’ve all come. The final push to secure equal marriage will put extra passion in all of us this year and we’ll be singing our hearts out for you.”

Rose Garden said:

“I can’t wait to share a stage with those beautiful boys from the London Gay Men’s Chorus, not to mention Zak Black and Josh James! Get down to the Dean Street stage where Lady M and I will be keeping the drag queens in order and presiding over some amazing talent – you won’t want to miss Jake Sims or Andi Fraggs.”

For the latest information from London LGBT+ Community Pride CLICK HERE:   

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