Organisers of Birmingham Pride have announced that 70s amd 80s legends, Boney M, who have notched up millions of record sales and No.1 hits worldwide, will be performing at the festival on Sunday 28 May.
Boney M's hit singles span two decades and include 'Rivers of Babylon', 'Rasputin', ‘Sunny’, 'Ma Baker', 'Brown Girl In The Ring', and 'Hooray It's A Holiday'.
Boney M featuring Maizie Williams will be joining the lineup that features International recording artist Dua Lipa, '90s electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx and 'Dreams' star Gabrielle, who will all be headlining the festival.
There's been a flurry of artists announcements in recent days, including the hosts for each day - Celebrity Big Brother star Austin Armacost will be hosting on Saturday 27 May, and Geordie Shore star Scotty T and X Factor's Seann Miley Moore will be hosting the main stage on Sunday 28 May.
Other artists set to perform at the event, which takes place over the Spring bank holiday weekend on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May, include headline DJ sets from Jonas Blue and Sigala, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 'Superstar' pop artist Jamelia, Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon tour, girl group M.O, X Factor star Saara Aalto and Louisa Johnson.
Pride’s Festival Director, Lawrence Barton, commented: “We're absolutely delighted that Boney M will be appearing at the festival, in what is now one of our biggest line-ups to date. We've got a great balance of massive current artists like Dua Lipa, Sigala, and Jonas Blue which collectively have over a billion YouTube views in the last year, and some fantastic 'retro' artists led by Boney M, Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle and Sophie Ellis -Bextor"
He added: "And, we’re delighted to be adopting the theme 'Love & Pride', recognising and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality - a monumental occasion for the LGBT community."
The Birmingham Pride festival, which is the UK’s largest two-day gay festival, last year attracted more than 50,000 party revellers. The event features a Main Stage Arena, Dance Arena, Cabaret Marquee, the Women's Arena, together with funfair rides and all the city's gay bars and clubs.
The festival launches with the 'Love & Pride' Carnival Parade, which sets off from Victoria Square in the city centre at midday on Saturday 27 May.
Advance Discounted Tickets for the festival, which takes place in Birmingham’s Gay Village, are available online from www.birminghampride.com.
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