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Sophie Ellis-Bextor announced to headline Liverpool Pride



Liverpool Pride is back next weekend and the city is set to be awash with the colours of the rainbow as this year’s theme #AllTogetherNow promotes unity for the LGBT+ and wider community.

The free two-day festival takes place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July with a change in location and another fantastic line up for 2018.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will wow Liverpool Pride festivalgoers when she headlines the Barclays Main Stage on Saturday 28 July.

Liverpool Pride has grown to become one of the city’s major annual events, last year a record 8,000 people joined the march and over 50,000 festivalgoers enjoyed two days of entertainment to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

The festival goes back to its historical roots on its ninth annual year. Tithebarn Street in the city centre is the main festival site on Saturday 28 July. Organisers believe this year’s location will prove popular with festivalgoers given the close proximity to the city’s Gay Quarter and nearby Pownall Square, the site of Mersey Pride in 1995.

Joining pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the main stage line-up also include includes international drag star and winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2018, Courtney Act; cast from Kinky Boots which comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre in Spring 2019; Queen Zee; Osvaldo Supino; The Major Tour; Melissa Totten; Rogue Minogue; and House of Suarez.

Liverpool Pride has announced three new Patrons for the 2018 festival taking place later this month.

Radio City 2 and Radio City Talk presenter, performer and media personality Pete Price, Flight Lieutenant Caroline Paige, and Liverpool singer/songwriter, performer and founder of Sense of Sound Jennifer John are all being welcomed in to the Pride family.

They join current Pride Patrons Angela Eagle MP and the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev Paul Bayes as supporters of the event.

The Liverpool Pride March officially starts the Liverpool Pride weekend on Saturday 28 June, starting from St George’s Hall and finishing at Moorfields.

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Published: 5-Jul-2018 Top Stories

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