Pop Rock band Busted will headline this year’s Bristol Pride Festival which takes place on the Bristol Amphitheatre and At-Bristol’s Millennium Square on Saturday 8 July. The band, comprised of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson who have reunited for new music and a festival tour, will close the Pride festival which also sees Belinda Carlisle performing on the Friday night.
Amassing an incredible 8 UK top 3 hits and 4 number 1’s including ‘What I Go To School For’, ‘Year 3000’, ‘Crashed The Wedding’ and ‘Air Hostess’ Busted have sold over 5 million albums worldwide, won 2 Brit Awards and in 2004 were awarded Record of The Year.
Other acts performing on Pride Day include Xfactor’s Saara Aalto, 80s artist Sonia, boyband Union J, Voice finalist Jordan Gray and Charlie Hides who currently competing on Season 9 of international hit TV show Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Welsh singer Charlotte Church brings her Late Night Pop Dungeon to the Pride afterparty along with DJ’s Horse Meat Disco and local favourites Don’t Tell Your Mother.
On Friday Belinda Carlisle will be joined by Walking on Sunshine singer Katrina of Katrina of The Waves and electro pop duo Avec Sans.
Pride Day is the culmination of a week of events across Bristol to celebrate, and raise awareness of, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) community. Pride takes place across Bristol from the 30 June and will see popular events such as the Pride Dog Show and computer gaming social, along with theatre with a drag version of the Wardrobe favourite Murder She Didn’t Write and comedy night with Bethany Black, David Mills and Jayde Adams.
Daryn Carter, festival director said:
“Bristol Pride is one of the largest Pride events in the UK and this year we are again expecting record numbers to attend the festival with our biggest line up to date. With Busted headlining Pride Day and Belinda Carlisle performing on Friday we’re really putting Bristol on the map.
As well as showcasing Bristol as a top Pride destination we continue to showcase our LGBT+ community, fighting against hatred and for equality in these uncertain and volatile political times. We continue to provide opportunities for visibility and for us to tackle hate crime and prejudice by offering engaging events that challenge hearts and minds.
We have a real variety of artists performing across 3 stages at the festival, all with extended stage times, as well as dedicated family and youth areas. We truly have something for everyone at Pride and welcome everyone to come along, find out more about the LGBT+ community and to show their support”
Supporter Wristbands for Pride Day and tickets for Bristol Pride Presents: Belinda Carlisle are available now via www.bristolpride.co.uk and Bristol Ticket Shop.