Organisers of Birmingham Pride have announced that pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing at this year’s two-day LGBT festival, which celebrates its 21st event in 2017.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s hit singles include the platinum selling ‘Murder On The Dance Floor’, ‘Take Me Home’ and featuring on Spiller’s chart-topping ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love), will be appearing at the festival on Sunday 28 May.
The star will be joining International recording artist Dua Lipa, '90s electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx and 'Dreams' star Gabrielle, who will all be headlining the festival. 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 'Superstar' pop artist Jamelia, Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon tour, girl group M.O, X Factor star Saara Aalto and Louisa Johnson, plus DJ and producer Jonas Blue.
Pride’s Festival Director, Lawrence Barton, commented: “We're excited that Sophie will be appearing at the festival, in what is one of our biggest line-ups to date, that also include the fantastic Dua Lipa, Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle, Jamelia, Jonas Blue, and M.O. And there's still more acts to announce. There’s such a buzz around already for this year’s Birmingham Pride! Every year we bring some of the biggest and best new and retro artist to the festival, and 2017 is no different."
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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