80s and 90s pop legend Lisa Stansfield has been announced as the headline act for this years Bristol Pride.
Pride Day takes place on Saturday the 9 July and sees the music and arts festival moving to a new larger home taking over both the Bristol Amphitheatre and At-Bristol’s Millennium Square. Pride Day remains a (suggested £3) donation entry event and features bustling local food and market zones, onsite bars, community area for services and groups, cabaret stage featuring over 20 of the countries best acts. The new space also means a new dedicated Dance Performance Stage featuring everything from street and contemporary dance to circus skills and Zumba classes.
Over 50 local and international acts are performing this year across 3 stages. Main Stage acts include Robert Plant support act Wildflowers, all female Duran Duran covers band Joanne Joanne, singer of the anthemic Everbody’s Free (to feel good) Rozalla, fan favourite Lucy Spraggan, The Voice’s Tom Rickels, A*M*E, dance pop sensation Little Boots and will be headlined by multiple Brits, Ivor Novello and World Music Award winner Lisa Stansfield.
The pride organisers have again teamed up with a number of partners to offer a £5 festival wristband to help support the costs of the event and keep Pride happening. Wristbands offer discounts onsite including on food and the bars, discount entry to the At-Bristol science museum, discounted Ferry travel and free travel on Pride Day with First Bus. Joint evening tickets are available for £15 which offers entry into 3 separate after-parties including the O2 Academy, Queenshilling and Hush at Basement 45.
10 days in length the Pride Festival hosts a number of events across Bristol and uses the Arts to champion equality, tackle community issues and develop a platform to support local talent. Highlights of the week include the Pride Theatre Night on Wednesday 6 July at the new Wardrobe Theatre, featuring a reworking of Shakespeare’s Venus & Adonis that explores themes of gender fluidity, Boogaloo Stu’s Much Ado about Bingo and comedy in the form of #AppilyEverAfter charting the perils of App Dating. The Pride Comedy Night on Thursday 7 July hosts Jen Brister, Jayde Adams, Stephen Bailey, Hannah Brackenbury and newcomer Sam Lake. Other events not to miss include a talk with InterEngineering and EDF centered on the workplace, the Pride Dog Show on Saturday 2 July, and the award winning week long film festival Queer Vision at the Watershed.
Full details can be found at the Bristol Pride Website