Pride in London announces 2018 stages line-up

Pride in London announces 2018 stages line-up

Pride in London has today announced the line-up of acts performing across four stages in the capital on the day of the Parade, taking place on 7 July.

This year, over 100 performers - including famous faces and community acts from across the LGBT+ spectrum - will entertain crowds at the main stage in Trafalgar Square, the Women’s Stage in Leicester Square in partnership with DIVA, the Dean Street Cabaret Stage and the Family Stage in Golden Square.

Trafalgar Square, one of the most iconic and popular areas on the day, will play host to Sophie Ellis-Bextor, George Shelley, SuRie, Alyssa Edwards and Courtney Act. Community acts appearing on the Trafalgar Square stage include the London Gay Men’s Chorus and the London Gay Big Band, along winners from this year’s Pride’s Got Talent competition, LMR and Busty and Ginger. Cast members from Disney’s Aladdin, Disney’s The Lion King and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be bringing a taste of the West End to Parade day - along with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra who will be opening the show with a medley of favourite songs featuring Emma Hatton and Laura Hyde amongst others.

After the success of its launch in 2017, the DIVA Women’s Stage is returning to Leicester Square for another year. Sinitta, Heather Peace, Betty, Lots Holloway and Horse McDonald are among the incredible lineup of female talent, appearing alongside some of the acts that competed in Pride’s Got Talent 2018, including STITCH, Grace Hartrey and L.A.D.

Exciting acts appearing across the other central London stages include the finalists of Drag Idol 2018 and Zayn Phalic on the Cabaret Stage on Soho’s Dean Street and a host of family-oriented acts on the Family Stage in Golden Square, including Pop’n’Olly.

With this year’s Pride in London promising to be the biggest and most diverse Parade to date - the LGBT+ community has remained a vital focus in the curation of the line-up of musicians and performers. 22 Finalists from Pride’s Got Talent 2018 will be performing across the stages.

Ian Massa-Harris-McFeely, Executive Producer for Pride in London, commented: “We are extremely proud to bring some of our community’s biggest and brightest stars to our stages for Pride in London this year. Our ambition is always to showcase and give a platform to all the incredible and diverse LGBT+ community acts and performers our city has to offer, alongside some amazing headline artists from the UK music industry across four stages.”

Further acts will be announced ahead of the day. Information about Trafalgar SquareWomen’s StageCabaret Stage and the Family Stage is now available.