The first acts for this year’s Liverpool Pride Festival have been revealed this morning.
LCR Pride Foundation has joined forces with Liverpool Sound City to shape the line-up for this year festival which takes place on Saturday, July 27.
Electropop singer and songwriter and DJ, Little Boots, and X-factor star Saara Aalto will be performing alongside others from the city region.
They include Katy Alex, House of Suarez and Daisy Gill.
Since emerging in 2008, with massive disco hit New in Town and Remedy, Little Boots will be taking to the stage at Pride in Liverpool. While Saara Aalto is best known for her performances throughout X-factor and more recently Dancing on Ice.
Saara said: “‘I am ready to have a fabulous time in Liverpool with everybody! Let’s have a summer of love together. Liverpool has such a rich musical and LGBTQI+ history and I can’t wait to be back in the city.
“As a Lesbian artist it means so much to me to perform and be an advocate for my community. Pride is such an important event, let’s raise the rainbow flag together for everybody to see on July 27th.”
Barclays bank returns to Pride in Liverpool for 2019 as headline sponsor, after pledging to support the new LCR Pride Foundation and Pride in Liverpool for another two years.
John Bird, co-chair of the LCR Pride Foundation said: “We are so excited to reveal the first acts for the first ever Pride in Liverpool delivered by LCR Pride Foundation.
“Our new partnership with Liverpool Sound City will allow us to not only attract the best national and international performers to our annual Pride festival, it will also enable us to provide a platform for emerging local and regional talent.
“Saara Aalto is such an exciting performer and very active member of the LGBT+ community, while Little Boots is renowned for her unique and experimental sound, as much as her breakthrough hits. We can’t wait to see what they both have in store for Pride in Liverpool. We’re also delighted reveal that Barclays has returned as our headline sponsor for this year’s event.”
This year’s Liverpool Pride is free to attend and will return to the Tithebarn Street site in the city centre on Saturday, July 27, with multiple stages of live entertainment, a dedicated youth zone and whole host of inclusive activities, stalls and food and drink vendors.
More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Dave Pichilingi, CEO of Sound City, said: “We are delighted to be working with Pride in Liverpool and helping to programme what we believe will be an exciting line up. Pride in Liverpool is one of the most wonderful events in the annual diary and we are proud to be part of the team.”
Festival goers will also be invited to March with Pride along the traditional route from St George’s Hall, finishing at Moorfields.
Those wishing to march can sign up to the LCR Pride Foundation mailing list to be notified when registration opens.
The fun will continue with Pride Sundae on Sunday, July 28, with more activities taking place at a soon-to-be revealed city centre location.
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