Brighton & Hove Pride to honour much-loved Jason Sutton with the Legends Presents The Miss Jason Cabaret Stage

Graham Robson June 11, 2024

Brighton & Hove Pride has announced that this year’s Cabaret Big Top will be renamed to honour our much-loved Jason Sutton (Miss Jason), who sadly passed away recently, as Legends Presents The Miss Jason Cabaret Stage.

In a release, Pride said: “The sequinned sensation at the heart of FABULOSO, Legends’ support for Brighton & Hove Pride is the epitome of Brighton’s community spirit. From their financial support of the Legends Cabaret Big Top to their fundraisers for the Brighton Rainbow Fund, they are a shining example of how a venue’s support can make a real difference.”

Hosted by Davina Sparkle and Cosmic, the Miss Jason Cabaret Stage features a rich palette of the very best of the UK’s LGBTQ+ cabaret scene and is your first stop for a riotous celebration of queer, camp entertainment!

This year’s rhinestone-encrusted jewel box will feature Amy Laqueefa, Aura Jay, Dave Lynn, Kara van Park, Lovinia Belle, Marsha Mallow, Mary Golds, Mary O’Kart, Mrs Moore, Portia, Rose Garden, Sally Vate, Sam Solace, Sandra, Shania Pain and Snow White Trash, as well as the Voice of Broadway winner.

Miss Jason and Paul Kemp. Copyright Chris Jepson

Paul Kemp, Director of Brighton & Hove Pride, said: “Jason was a well-respected and much loved member of the LGBTQ+ community both here in Brighton and across the UK and beyond, and we are delighted that when we suggested to Legends about dedicating this year’s cabaret big top in his name, they agreed wholeheartedly.

“We would like to thank Erica and the Legends Team for their hard work arranging such an amazing cabaret line up every year. Legends has been a long-term supporter of Pride and each year has invested back into our community. We are truly grateful to them and for all their support over the years and are looking forward to a fantastic Pride weekend.”

Erica Hann, Director of Legends, added: “Legends is very proud to be a sponsor of Brighton Pride 2024. This wonderful event celebrates the diversity in our amazing city, and as a venue, we believe this is a great way to demonstrate our continued support for the LGBTQ+ community in Brighton. We are very much looking forward to celebrating with everyone on the day.”

Girls Aloud

British pop idols Girls Aloud and global superstar Mika will headline the main stage at this year’s joyful and fun filled FABULOSO two-day community fundraiser event. Joining this spectacular line up is multi-award-winning actor, musician and LGBTQ+ icon, Billy Porter; dancefloor and all out sensation,Sophie Ellis-Bextor; pop family favourites S Club, the UK’s treasured singer-songwriter Gabrielle; Björn Again, House Gospel Choir and Danny Beard.

DJ Fat Tony

Legendary British dance trailblazers Fat Tony and DJ Paulette are just two of the big names set to spin the decks in the Pride Dance Tent, while East London’s queer scene stalwart and Boiler Room star Michelle Manetti and house music mainstays Jenn Getz & Alfie headline the DIVA Dance Tent.

Diverse and inclusive club night BEEFMINCE bring their Dance Tent to this year’s FABULOSO with headliner Paul Heron, and on Sunday New York’s drag queen extraordinaire Kevin Aviance and Princess Superstar will both grace the Polyglamorous stage. With more than 150 LGBTQ+ artists across a multitude of stages and tents over the weekend, 2024 is shaping up to be the most diverse and queer line-up ever.

Pride added: “Firmly established as the UK’s most popular international Pride festival, Brighton & Hove Pride is as famous, vibrant, popular, and unique as the city itself. Brighton & Hove Pride’s sole ethos is to promote diversity, inclusion and education within our communities while raising much needed funds for our local LGBTQ+ charity and community groups and projects through the Brighton Rainbow Fund and Social Impact Fund.”

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