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Line-up announced for Pride Blackpool 2020

Here's what fans need to know about the event as organisers confirm who'll be performing.

Pride Blackpool is set to return in 2020.

The two day LGBT festival will see some of the world’s best known musicians come to the seaside town on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2020.

Artists will take to the stage at the Tower Festival Headland Arena, located on the town’s famous promenade.

Leading the announcement is the news that Right Said Fred, Marc Almond and Jake Shears are set to headline Pride Blackpool 2020.

Right Said Fred will bring their infectious brand of dance pop with them to Pride Blackpool when they headline the event’s Friday night. The pair, who first formed in 1989, are perhaps best known for their camp 1991 hit single I’m Too Sexy, which hit No.1 on the US singles chart. The track’s enduring legacy was further ensured when its melody was interpolated by Taylor Swift on her 2017 track Look What You Made Me Do. 

Joining Right Said Fred on Friday night headline duties is Marc Almond. Almond first found fame as the frontman of Soft Cell, who celebrated a raft of hits during the 1980s including the timeless Tainted Love. After Soft Cell, Almond went on to achieve remarkable success as a solo artist with a plethora of hit singles such as the Gene Pitney collaboration Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart.

Also set to appear on Friday are singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggen and Viva La Radio hitmaker Lolly.

Headlining Pride Blackpool on Saturday night will be the enigmatic Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears. First breaking through in the early noughties, Scissor Sisters have released four albums so far, each of which has debuted within the top-5 on the Official UK Albums Chart. Shears released his debut self-titled solo album in 2018 to critical acclaim and recently toured across Australia with Kylie Minogue.

Shears will be joined on the Saturday by Blackpool’s own Jenny Ball, who has appeared on stage on shows such as The X-Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent. 

Alongside the live music at Pride Blackpool, the festival is also set to feature a selection of family friendly events as well as the annual Pride parade.

More details will be announced in the coming months.


Pride Blackpool Line-up 2020

Pride Blackpool 2020 will be headlined by Right Said Fred, AMrc Almond and Jake Sheares.

Friday 5 June 2020

  • Right Said Fred
  • Marc Almond
  • Lucy Spraggan
  • Lolly

Saturday 6 June 2020

  • Jake Shears
  • Jenny Ball

Tickets for Pride Blackpool will be available from 9:00 on Friday 17 January 2020 through our friends at Ticketweb.co.uk 

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