WSM PRIDE MAIN EVENT

SATURDAY 27 - SUNDAY 28 JULY

MAIN EVENT

GROVE PARK 12PM

SAT 27 - SUN 28 JULY

Weston-super-Mare Pride 2019 will be bringing you our biggest event to date. We've even had to extend our venue to fit it all in! Our 6th annual WSM Pride will be returning to Grove Park and celebrated over a jam packed, 2 day event, running from Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th July. You can purchase general tickets on the gate but spaces may be limited.  Frequently asked questions 

What's new for 2019? 

Cabaret stage / Gin & Prosecco Bar / Education Hub / Official WSM Pride Merchandise Shop / Fast Track tickets

NEW! REGISTER TO JOIN THE WSM PRIDE PARADE

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DAY 1 | SATURDAY 27TH JULY
Celebrate the main event in Grove Park across two stages! With performances from Amelia Lily, La Voix and many more incredible acts, hosted by Fanny Burns. Scroll down for full line-up of the main and cabaret stages. Our various community stalls and entertainment zones bring something for all the family to enjoy. 

AFTERPARTY | SATURDAY 27TH JULY

Carry on the celebrations at the Winter Gardens, with even more acts and DJ's to keep you dancing until 3am. Party in style with our VIP package. Over 18's. 

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DAY 2 | SUNDAY 28TH JULY
Music, comedy, arts and culture hosted by Jordan Gray. Performances from Saara Aalto, Eurovision's Michael Rice plus many more! Scroll down for full line up.

Standard and *Fast Track tickets available now!

Under 12's go free!

*Limited availability

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NEW FOR 2019!

Fast Track Tickets

QUEUE JUMP MAIN GATE AND BARS

NEW! Fast track entry to the main event, PLUS queue jump at any bar. You'll also receive a goody bag on arrival including some WSM Pride merchandise.

Fast Track tickets available online only.

OVER 18's. Limited availability

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SATURDAY / MAIN STAGE

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Headlining

AMELIA LILY

Its a great honour to welcome Amelia to Weston Pride 2019, after coming third in X factor 2011 she went on to have a number of hit singles including “You Bring Me Joy”and “Party Over” In 2015 she joined the cast of American Idiot- The musical and in 2017 was runner up in Celebrity Big Brother. She then returned to the musical stage for the UK tour of Shrek the musical in the role of Princess Fiona.

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FANNY BURNS

Fanny is returning to Weston to host her 3rd Pride for us. She's no stranger to the stage, from the age of 15 until 19, Fanny could be found travelling the Midlands as a club and pub vocalist and then spent the next 8 years  working for Haven Holidays. Now she's hit the UK DRAG scene travelling the country every weekend armed with witty banter, sparkly dresses and a back catalogue of songs performing in some of the biggest and best venues around. Fanny gained huge recognition this year, being voted top 5 in the Midlands Zone Awards for Best National Cabaret 2019!

LIPINSKI BROTHERS

Local acoustic duo, brothers Adam & Alex have been Performing across the West Country for 20 years playing everything from Beatles & the Rolling Stones to Mumford and Sons And TheKillers, they also write and perform their own material. The Weston duo return to Pride for a second time.

HAZELL DEAN

The undisputed Queen of Hi-NRG Hazell has scored succession of massive club and dance hits many of which crossed over into the mainstream charts during the 1980s and her huge hit ‘Whatever I do Where ever I go’ gave legendary producers Stock Aitken and Waterman their first top 10 hit -the rest is history. Hazell continues to perform throughout the world and supports the LGBT community with appearances at dozens of Pride celebrations and venues. 

LA VOIX

Semi-finalist of Britan’s Got talent and star of the Ab Fab movie Winning many prestigious awards over the years La Voix is the UKs most dazzling performer-its a great pleasure we welcome her to Weston Pride 2019 For 10 years La Voix has been taking on the big Divas and making them her own-Judy Garland, Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, with live spine tingling vocals leaving the audience mesmerised! Her unique stage show features amazing live singing, hilarious comedy and the most amazing gowns!

SEAN SMITH

Sean is the brother in the X factor duo Same Difference and is now persuing a solo career recording for Energise records and taking theatre roles appearing with Jane Macdonald and The Overtones He has released a number of dance Hi-NRG singles his most recent ‘Do or Die’ is currently sitting in the iTunes vocal charts. Sean performs PAs in clubs and at Pride celebrations across the UK and its a great pleasure to welcome him to Weston!

SUZANNA DEE

In 2003 Suzanna’s vocals featured on the Top 40 Dance anthem Show Me Heaven and since the late 90s her voice has featured on some of the biggest dance tracks available. Suzanna has worked with many artists including Spice Girls Jane Macdonald and Nicki Frenchand has also had solo success with Energise Records. She is currently one of the judges on BBC1s All Together Now -we look forward to her bringing the party to Weston Pride 2019

KELLY GRIGGS

Local girl Kelly is a female vocalist with a Diva voice she can Sing almost anything! She was recently picked by X factor winner Sam Bailey to Support her on her tour. At the age of 15 Kelly won ‘Kids Stars in their Eyes’ portraying Bonnie Tyler, She has travelled the world performing to Thousands of people and tours endlessly at venues across the country, Kelly is a Pride regular and a crowd favourite!

ROSS ALEXANDER

In 2013 After a career spanning 25 years as a DJ & producer Ross decided that he should make music in his own name. Influenced by the New Romantic era of the 80s, adding his own futuristic twist to classics, Ross has recently released an album Glitter & Twisted. His brutally re-edited appearance on X Factor brought Ross into the public eye... and 300,000 hits onYouTube. Expect an electro 80's beat, feathers and fabulous costumes!

WDR WINNER FOXXY

Foxxy secured her headlining spot on the main stage after being crowned the winner of Weston Drag Race 2019! Foxxy enjoys to entertain the crowd and gives them a good time with ditties that will get the everyone singing along - everyone likes a bit of cheese! You can guarantee that she will give you comedy, you can guarantee that she will make you laugh and most importantly, you can gaurantee that you will love her!

 

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FOXXY

 Our hometown queen and winner of Weston Drag Race 2019 will be your host for the day! Foxxy enjoys to entertain the crowd and gives them a good time with ditties that will get the everyone singing along - everyone likes a bit of cheese! You can guarantee that she will give you comedy, you can guarantee that she will make you laugh and most importantly, you can gaurantee that you will love her! 

ARINA FOX

We are Arina Fox - she brings the sass, class and a whole lot of ass. She is your dancing diva and a fox to be reckoned with!

You can find this fox all over the south west, bringing you her fierce fox flare!

 

Recent runner up at Weston Drag Race 2019!

Stay Foxy

ELLA VADDAY

Dagenham’s finest (and only) drag queen Miss Ella Vadday!! Your live singing sassy sis, straight from the glittering west end. Come and make your Pride one ‘Ella Vadday, and one that you’ll never forget.

GINNIE DAFUQ

This is Ginnie DaFuq, she’s one of those posh trashy ladies that drinks lambrini from a champagne glass. Hobbies include: whittling wood and dog walking... if you get my drift!
Fun fact! Once got banned from Asda for playing hide the cucumber! ...They let me keep it as a prize.

HARRY GOLIGHTLY

Harry Golightly has been shaking her asset's across the whole world since she first made her debut in 2009. Bringing her unquie take on burlesque to the stage. Combining singing, lipsyncing and good old fashioned drag. You never quite know what you are gonna get.

SEREN DIPPITY

Seren Dippity: hailing from the Land of song, this lady has energy beyond belief! She is exciting, she is aggression, she is full on Serendippity

ANITA BUSH

Anita Bush, is a quadruple threat, she can sing, dance, act and do a fierce back, sack and crack. Originally from the Bush, Anita made her way to Nottingham, England where she now owns a beauty salon (Empire) and is a consultant to the stars - including Royalty. Not only can she tease out the worst matted hair (boys you know what we mean), but she can also sing at your wedding.

TATTY BOUFFANT

Tatty Bouffant: Pop goth socialite drag queen, serving you zombie realness. Spreading chaos and glitter wherever she goes, but fear not, she’s a good ghoul really.

PHILIP BAILEY

Philip Bailey, Singing for your pleasure. bound to get you up out of your seats and get you singing along!! no one can resist the tunes of musical theatre.

METHOD DANCE CO

This truly unique dance group use their vast array of dance styles, fused together to create your one of a kind method dance experience. Lead by Krissy Milley, Method mix up street, house, lockin & poppin, contempory, wackin, hiphop, funk. They'll be intrducing our acts onto the main stage this year and will be sure to get you moving!

SUNDAY / MAIN STAGE

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Headlining

SAARA AALTO

Saara is a flamboyant Showgirl singer Songwriter pop star and pianist - there is no one quite like her! We are delighted to welcome her as our SUNDAY headliner! Saara released 5 albums in her homeland of Finland before appearing on UK X Factor finishing runner up! In 2017 she performed a sell-out tour in the UK and in 2018 released Wild Wild Wonderland a huge international selling album, supported Steps on their UK tour and represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest! She recently competed in Dancing on Ice finishing 3rd and is about to embark on an intimate UK tour before a summer of Pride appearances, phew! 

Hosted by

JORDAN GRAY

Jordan is an English comedian, recording artist, actress & author. She came to fame on BBC!’s The Voice in 2016 making TV history as the shows first transgender contestant and joining Paloma Faith’s team. In 2017 after a decade in the music industry under the pseudonym Tall Dark Friend, Jordan announced her move into stand-up comedy performing gigs nationwide and including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018. We are delighted to welcome this very funny musical talent to be our Sunday afternoon hostess.

MICHAEL RICE

Michael Rice will be representing the United Kingdom at this years Eurovision song contest and performing live at Weston-super-Mare Pride! We wish Michael the very best of luck for the 18th of May in Tel Aviv. Check out the official video for Michael's entry song 'Bigger Than Us' below.

NICKI FRENCH

Nicki is a prolific performer and recording artist who’s big break came with her dance version of Total Eclipse of the Heart which was a global hit. In 2000 she represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest and has been a loyal ambassador of all things Eurovision ever since. Nicki has treaded the boards in theatres and musical performances - but she is most at home performing her HI-NRG dance anthems at LGBT clubs, pubs and Prides across the world – It’s a pleasure to welcome Nicki back to Weston!

ANGIE BROWN

Angie made her name globally as the vocalist in the dance group Bizzarre Inc who were pioneers in the House/Rave scene in the late 80s and 90s. Their 1992 hit I’m Gonna Get You crossed over to mainstream selling 2 million copies worldwide. Angie has worked continually at club gigs and as a session singer all over the world. Angie has a huge LGBT following and is a regular at Pride events throughout the world - This is her third appearance at Weston Pride we are delighted to welcome back our ambassador!

BENJI MATTHEWS

Benji is a Young Cornish male vocalist/singer-songwriter who, in 2017 at the age of 17 won acclaim from Simon Cowell for his songwriting abilities when he reached the six-chair challenge on ITV’s X Factor. In 2016 he was the youngest person in the country to obtain a BTEC level III Distinction in Music Technology and a Distinction in Popular Music Vocals level VIll from the Royal College of Music. Benji is working on new material and will be performing new and original material at Weston Pride

METHOD DANCE COMPANY

This truly unique dance group use their vast array of dance styles, fused together to create your one of a kind method dance experience. Lead by Krissy Milley, Method mix up street, house, lockin & poppin, contempory, wackin, hiphop, funk. They'll be intrducing our acts onto the main stage this year and will be sure to get you moving!

THE RATPACKERS

Dennis DeMille & Marvin Muoneke shot to fame in Britains Got Talent 2018 performing together as The Ratpackers and reaching the semi-finals. Marvin now lives locally, performing the songs and music of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and recently made his musical debut in A Christmas Carol. Dennis' genre is R&B soul and jazz and has performed everywhere from street corners to The Millennium stadium and festivals throughout the UK. It’s an honour to welcome this local duo to Weston Pride

KRIS MARTIN

Kris Martyn has been performing internationally in theatres and cruise ships, for over 20 years and is now a regular on the South Wales club circuit. Kris has been the recipient of the Male Vocalist Award at the Welsh Club Entertainment Awards 2 consecutive years running. Performing the standards and showtunes Kris has performed at Cardiff Pride and we are delighted to welcome him to our small-town Pride!

BELLA PENFOLD

Bella Penfold is one to watch for 2019, after shooting to success in her recent X factor audition, where she performed her rendition of the hit Stormzy song; “Blinded by Your Grace, Pt.2,” Simon Cowell honoured her with his ‘Golden Buzzer;’ projecting her into the quarter finals of the 2018 series. Bella is a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community and is super excited to be a part of this years Pride event.

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