Chester Pride announce M&S Bank Stage lineup

The line-up for this year’s Chester Pride festival has been announced and features a variety of local performers and celebrity acts. Headlining the M&S Bank main stage on Saturday October 3, is noughties Brit award winner Sonique, sponsored by Rosies Nightclub, whose dance anthems include ‘It feels so good’, ‘I put a spell on you’ and ‘Sky’. Sonique will be backed up by Angie Brown and Kelly Wilde. Australian Kelly Wilde is famous for her massive 80’s worldwide hit ‘Gloria’ and Angie Brown is most well known as the featured vocalist in 90s dance act Bizarre Inc and their hits ‘I’m gonna get you’ and ‘Took my love’. The free festival, which celebrates diversity and supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, will be held in Castle Square car park in front of the historical Military Museum, Crown Court and Chester Castle. Pride will launch at noon with a parade from Castle Square around the city centre. The live music will take place between 1pm and 7pm. Directors Dave Redpath-Smith and Helen Pickin-Jones said: “Chester Pride volunteers have worked hard to raise the money to ensure that the Pride festival can go ahead and remain a free event that brings both entertainment and information to all who attend. We have a range of performers on our M&S Bank main stage and in our alternative performance space the ‘Glitter Lounge’ sponsored by Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School North Wales and Chester and Spectrum Promotions. There are a range of genres and something for everyone. We are confident that those who come along will be entertained and enjoy the day and we hope people come along and support the event”. Other performers on the M&S Bank main stage include international Madonna tribute ‘Melissa Totten’, upcoming star ‘Jason Prince’, girl group ‘Harmonee’, drag artists ‘The Viaduct Starlets’, urban act ‘Click 22’, hip hop duo ‘Mav Mac’, alt pop band ‘Baby Brave’ (acoustic), local drag star ‘Shagger’, Wirral choir ‘Popvox’, acoustic performer ‘Jess Kemp’, electro singer ‘Jason Dignam’, Chester singer ‘Sharon Wallace’ with her tribute to Bette Midler, and Chester Operatic Society with songs from their Addams Family musical. The Glitter Lounge is Chester Prides alternative performance space for art, dance and the weird and wonderful. The Glitter Lounge will be headlined by one of the most beautiful women in burlesque, featured in FHM ‘Sukki Singapora’. Also performing is drag king ‘Rusty Von Chrome’, local ukulele group ‘Ooty and the Cloud’, songstress ‘Bella Boehme’ and the captivating belly dancer ‘Serpentina’. There will also be life drawing with Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School North Wales and Chester, drag makeovers and contouring lesson, a lip sync competition and fun with Cheshire Hellcats Roller Derby team. Sponsors of Chester Pride 2014 include M&S Bank, Cheshire West and Chester Council, University of Chester, Rosies Nightclub, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Sketchys North Wales and Chester, Spectrum Promotions, Unison North West, MBNA / Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Costco and local businesses The Old Queens Head, Big Heritage, Change Lingerie and The D Hotel Chester. Further information can be found at or for direct enquiries email Follow Chester Pride UK on facebook, or via twitter @chesterpride

Pride 2015 August press release main stage


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