Headliner Announced For Bristol Pride 2022

Headliner Announced For Bristol Pride 2022

The first Headliner Act has been announced for Bristol’s Pride Event for 2022.

Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of Call Me Maybe and also a two-time Grammy award nominee, will be topping the bill of the event which is due to return to Bristol’s Downs in July.

The multi-million selling, Grammy-nominated number 1 artist will perform hits from her extensive back-catalogue, joins an already glittering line-up which includes; Alexandra Burke, RuPaul’s Drag Race Canada winner Priyanka, Bright Light Bright Light and Scissor Sister’s Ana Matronic who headlines the Official After Party.

Pride Day will take place on Saturday 9th July and after a two-year absence, will return to The Downs.

Daryn Carter, Director of Programming said “We are so excited to welcome global superstar Carly Rae Jepsen to headline this year’s Bristol Pride Festival. With number 1s in over 47 countries, 2 Grammy nominations and AMA’s Best New Artist Award winner, she’s a worldwide icon and outspoken supporter of the LGBT+ community.

Bristol Pride is one of the largest Pride events in the UK and this year we have our biggest ever line-up as we come back together after 2 years apart. The headline set from Carly Rae Jepsen is going to be a truly special performance that marks the close of 2 weeks of events celebrating Pride, and showcasing our community across the city.”

The event will feature multiple stages and will attract some of the biggest names in live music and entertainment, plus showcase new and emerging talent including performances from local artists and community groups. The line-up will be released over the coming months. Pride Day will also see a welcome return of the Pride Big Top, Youth Area, Family Zone and Community Area.

The LGBT+ community and its allies have spent so much time apart, so organisers are thrilled to be able to put on events that will showcase the community and allow people to come together, to be proud, to protest and celebrate.

The full festival will span two weeks from Saturday 25th June – Sunday 10th July and details of the full programme of events can be found on the Bristol Pride Website.