Pride is Back in Blackpool!
A host of internationally-acclaimed music stars are lined up for Pride Blackpool’s biggest ever weekend.
The festival will open on the night of Friday 5 June on the Tower Festival Headland with performances by two of the UK’s most enduring music acts - Right Said Fred and Marc Almond.
Then, on the Saturday night, June 6, America’s Jake Shears, lead singer of the award-winning Scissor Sisters, will take to the stage for his Blackpool debut.
Right Said Fred are known the world over for their biggest hit, ‘I’m Too Sexy’. Formed by brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass, they have achieved over 22 million sales worldwide, reaching number one in 30 countries. They won two Ivor Novello Awards for their debut chart-topping single and a follow-up single, Deeply Dippy.
Southport-born Marc Almond is one of the biggest names in UK music, selling more than 30 million records worldwide. Prior to launching his solo career, Marc was part of Soft Cell, the electro pop duo that went on to record four albums, including the single Tainted Love that broke all records in the US Billboard charts.
Right Said Fred and Marc Almond will be joined on the Friday night by singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who found fame on The X-Factor and who will appear at Glastonbury 2020; and by Lolly, who burst on to the pop scene in 1999 with the release of her first single ‘Viva La Radio’.
Saturday’s headline act, Jake Shears, is the lead singer of the multi platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated rock band Scissor Sisters. Jake will be supported on the Saturday night by Blackpool’s own powerhouse, Jenny Ball, who has enjoyed a decade of stage success including appearances on The X-Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent.
Further details about Pride Blackpool Weekend 2020, including family entertainment and a parade along the seafront on the Saturday, will be revealed in the coming weeks. Check here for more information.
- Friday 5 June – Right Said Fred, Marc Almond, Lucy Spraggan and Lolly.
- Saturday 6 June – Jake Shears, Jenny Ball plus guests