Trafalgar Square and Dean Street Line Up Announced For Pride In London

Pride in London announces the line up for two stages in the centre of London on the 29th June 2013.

At 1pm the massive Parade – featuring over 150 groups and some really fun and imaginative floats – 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 fabulous London Gay Big Band takes to the stage.

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

The London Gay Big Band

The Pink Singers – Celebrating their 30th year at Pride

The Big Sing with Layton Williams – Billy Elliot, the Beautiful People

Feryl – Rising talent compared to Will.i.am 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 – incredible vocalist

Angie Brown – London’s Soul/Dance Diva

Prince Persona – DJ

Rowetta – the big voice from the Happy Mondays

DJ Little Rob – DJ

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Hosts include

Dusty O – Drag legend

Chris Fitchew – Actor and Comedian

Claire Harvey – Paralympian

Andrew Hayden Smith –Byker Grove, 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. The inimitable Rose Garden will get things off to a roaring start as the first host before the gorgeous 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 even more activities in Golden Square.

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. Check out the busy calendar of Pride Arts at www.pridearts.co.uk

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 23rd June, have dinner alongside Boris Johnson on the 25th June, join us at a special Book of Mormon performance on the 27th June, or soak up the atmosphere at Summer Rites Pride in the Park after the Parade on the 29th June. 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:


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“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.”

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