Pride Blackpool announces full line-up
A full weekend of top-class entertainment has been lined up for this year’s spectacular Pride Blackpool event.
In addition to headline performances from a host of international music stars, the three-day programme includes a feast of daytime and night-time entertainment.
The festival will open on the night of Friday 5 June, with performances by Right Said Fred, Marc Almond, Lucy Spraggan and Lolly on the iconic Tower Festival Headland Arena on Blackpool seafront.
On Saturday 6 June, the annual Pride parade will get underway at 11am from Central Pier with the colourful procession making its way along the promenade to North Pier.
During the afternoon, there will be five hours of non-stop entertainment in the arena with sets from Radio 2’s Richie Anderson, Ben from Phats & Small, Vinegar Strokes, Rob King, Jacquii Cann, Pure Paloma, San Junipero, A Grande Experience, Johnny Wright, Channy, Big Guys Don’t Cry, Michael T Ogilvie and Billy Walker.
On Saturday night, Jake Shears, the charismatic lead singer of the Scissor Sisters, will take to the Blackpool stage for an exclusive performance, supported by Lee Ryan and Jenny Ball.
On Sunday 7 June, an all-day candlelit vigil will be held at the Flying Handbag venue, which has just reopened after a £500k refurbishment.
Tickets for the event are now on sale here with prices starting at £18 for individual performances and £30 for a weekend pass plus a £2 booking fee.
Entry to the Saturday daytime event is free with any concert ticket or £5 without. VIP tickets are also available each night at £68 + £2 booking fee or all tickets are available from the VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre without a booking fee payable.