LCR Pride Foundation has revealed its full, community-driven lineup for Pride in Liverpool 2022 and invited the city’s LGBT+ community, allies and supporters to ‘come together’ on Saturday 30th July for the free event at Liverpool’s Pier Head.
The Barclays Main Stage provide a platform for a host of local talent from across the city region, with performances from Trip Advisor’s Customers Choice No.1 LGBT venue in THE UK, Linda Gold’s FunnyBoyz, scouse powerhouse vocalist, comedy hostess and distant relative of Cilla Black, Filla Crack, who will perform with previous Vogue Ball winners, House of La Porta, Young Homotopia and Many Hands, One Heart.
There will also be representation from some of the local LGBT+ venues, bringing OMG, The Lisbon and Superstar Boudoir’s best-loved performers and hosts to the Pride in Liverpool stage. Radio City and Hits Radio Pride Breakfast “Loud and Proud” presenter, Jordan Lee, will kick off the show, with The Guide’s Jay Hynd, making his sixth appearance on the main stage, also hosting throughout the day.
The fantastic line-up of homegrown talent join the bill alongside disco legends Boney M. featuring Maizie Williams, who will headline the event. Pride in Liverpool had been due to be headlined by Irish pop legend, Samantha Mumba, who will now not be able to perform at the festival due to difficulty with travel from the US.
As well as the Barclays Main Stage, Pride in Liverpool will also welcome the Film with Pride Cinema Lorry, sponsored by UNISON North West LGBT+ Group, which will be showing The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (15), Hedwig and The Angry Inch (15) and Cabaret (15). Tickets will cost £3 and can be purchased on the day or in advance online. As all films are rated 15, proof of age will be required.
LCR Pride Foundation CEO and Co-founder, Andi Herring, said, “We know from conversations with the community that our audience comes to Pride in Liverpool to support homegrown and upcoming talent, as well as our headline act. To this end, we have a truly fantastic community-driven line-up for the day and representation from some of our local LGBT+ venues, who will bring some of their best-loved performers and hosts to the stage.
“Our free festival has always been a grassroots event, with a focus on our community here in the Liverpool City Region and we look forward to being able to come together to celebrate this on Saturday.”