The organisers of Liverpool Pride 2012 have just announced that X FACTOR runner up and Seven Nation Army singer, Marcus Collins, is to headline for the event.

Collins who’s a bit of a favourite here at TheGayUK came 2nd in the 2011 XFactor and has since released his debut single and top 10 hit Seven Nation Army and his top 10 self titled debut album, has been confirmed to headline at Liverpool’s Gay Pride.

Marcus said:

‘I’m so excited to be involved with Liverpool Pride, it’s such an amazing event and in such a vibrant city it’s bound to be an incredible celebration!’ I love the gay community and I love that I can be a big part of it, even if it’s only by keeping the bars open! The awareness of the gay community that Liverpool Pride generates in the city makes it safer and more fun for everyone, and every year the event gets bigger and more fun. I’m honoured to be a part of it.’

Zoran Blackie, Chair of Liverpool Pride said: We’re delighted that Marcus will be headlining Liverpool Pride 2012. As a gay man from the city, it seemed like the perfect choice to get him on board for this year’s festival. Part of our core values are championing local acts and Marcus is certainly one of our brightest new talents. He’s doing a lot for the LGB&T community across the UK and is proving to be somewhat of a role model for younger gay people. I can’t wait to hear him perform, and for free, on our Pier-Head main stage!’

Liverpool Pride is the biggest free Gay Pride festival outside London in the UK. In 2011 Liverpool Pride saw over 44,000 people attending the festivities, doubled from the inaugural event in 2010.

You can find out more about Liverpool Pride in our PrideGuide2012 or visit Liverpool’s very own Pride website.

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