Heather Small, best known as the lead for M People, has been announced as the evening headline act for Bristol Pride 2015.
Bristol Pride takes place from 4-12 July, with the main Pride Day event taking place once again in the city’s Castle Park on Saturday 11 July.
The main Pride Day event will once again live up to it’s reputation of being a massive outdoor music festival featuring multi stage entertainment, onsite play and creative activities, dedicated community and family areas, licensed bar, food concessions, market stalls and much more. This reputation gained the festival the award of being second place in UK’s Best Pride award – a fact made even better by the other three opponents charing upto £20 for entry to their events.
Over 40 acts have been booked to perform during the day including Tina Cousins – best known for her hit Mysterous Times, Kym Mazelle – famous for hits with Soul II Soul, X Factor’s Amelia Lily, La Voix and Justin Utley.
As well as fantastic acts, performers and activities the organisers have pledged to continue to showcase local conservation activities, improved recycling and ambitious plans to go generator free for Pride Day – activities all that tie in with Bristol’s title of European Green Capital during 2015.
The headline act for the afternoon is being kept a secret, except for the fact that they were one of the biggest UK pop groups in the 80’sand a secret afternoon headliner who were one of the biggest UK pop groups in the 80s. The idenity will be revealed closer to the event via the Pride’s Facebook Page.
The Main stage will also feature a performance from Ladytron’s Marnie with her band and the festival day will be headlined by Heather Small of M People who amassed an incredible 10 top 10 hits and will no doubt have everyone singing along to her iconic anthem ‘Proud’.
Entry is by £3 donation or you can get a £5 supporter wristband for discounts on Pride Day including on food, at the bar, free bus travel and priority re-entry to the festival. You will also need a wristband to be able to bring your own alcohol onsite this year and those wristbands can be purchased via Bristol Ticket Shop
The organisers are also still appealing for volunteers to help collect donations on the day, steward the parade and for someone to support their socio-economic impact work. More details can be found on the Bristol Pride Website