Scissor Sisters star announced for Birmingham Pride 2018

Scissor Sisters star announced for Birmingham Pride 2018
Local News
Posted on 21 Mar 2018

Scissor Sisters front man, Jake Shears, has been announced as one of the latest acts to perform at this year’s Birmingham Pride festival.

Shears formed Scissor Sisters in 2001 as a performance art stunt, playing outrageous shows in clubs in Brooklyn. After a couple years struggling in New York (working with record label A Touch of Class, who produced ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Filthy/Gorgeous’), Scissor Sisters eventually found success in the United Kingdom and Ireland, ending 2004 with the biggest-selling album of the year in the region.

Jake Shears has also collaborated with Andy Bell from on ‘Thought It Was You’ and co-wrote with Kylie Minogue on her hit single ‘I Believe in You’.

Also announced to perform at the two-day gay festival is Howard Jones.

Jones had ten Top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986 including 'What Is Love', 'Like to Get You Know You Well' and 'New Song'.

Both Jake Shears and Howard Jones will be performing on the Main Stage on Sunday 27 May. They join a growing line-up including Jax Jones, Rudimental, Beth Ditto and Birmingham-born rapper Stefflon Don.

Birmingham Pride is set in the heart of the city's gay village and attracts over 50,000 people each year. This year's two-day celebration, featuring the theme 'Be You', takes place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May and tickets are available from


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