The three-day festival, now one of the largest, free LGBT events in the UK, returns to Newcastle’s Town Moor from Friday July 17, with a host of entertainment celebrating 45 years of world Pride.
Event organisers, Northern Pride, recently announced that girlband B*Witched and pop superstar Belinda Carlisle would be headlining the event – on Saturday and Sunday respectively– and have now revealed the full running order for both days.
B*Witched will be joined at the Town Moor on Saturday July 18 by X Factor finalists Lucky Spraggan and Kitty Brucknell,talented singer and guitarist Annabel Pattinson, British/Belgian pop duo Delta Moore, 18 year old, South Shields acoustic star Cortney Dixon and Drag Idol 2015 winner, Gucci Gabore.
There will also be performances by Glaswegian theatre star, dancer and singer Allan Jay and singer/songwriter Sam Dickinson, whose debut album was released to critical acclaim in 2013. Both acts have performed regularly at Newcastle Pride in the past few years and are returning in 2015 by popular demand.
Pop icon Belinda Carlisle will take to the stage the following day, with appearances by X Factor heartthrob Joseph Whelan and actress and singer Heather Peace, who most recently starred in BBC drama Waterloo Road.
They’ll be joined on Sunday July 19 by young South Tyneside band. The Waiters, drag star Daisy Diamond, South Shields pop princess Cortney Dixon, Newcastle singer, Channy and Samantha Durnan, whose debut single is due for release this year.
Main Stage performances will run at the Town Moor from 12.15pm to 7pm on Saturday and from 2pm until 8pm on Sunday.
A variety of stalls and themed zones will also be open throughout the weekend, including the Steve Paske Health Zone, cabaret tent. women’s area and designated family and youth zone.
Other highlights for Northern Pride 2015 include live music at the Town Moor from 7pm until 9pm on Friday July 17, a parade from Newcastle Civic Centre to the moor from midday on Saturday and a candlelit vigil back at the Civic Centre at9pm Sunday.
A number of satellite events will also be taking place in the run up to the weekend and full listings can be found atwww.northern-pride.org.
Mark Nichols, Chair of Northern Pride, which organises the annual event, said: “Newcastle Pride 2015 is going to be one of the biggest and best we’ve ever had, with a huge line-up to mark 45 years of world Pride.
“We’re thrilled that so many acts from across the North east and wider UK will be joining B*Witched and Belinda Carlisle on the Main Stage and I’m sure it’ll be a fitting celebration.”
Northern Pride 2015 is free to attend, although a number of Gold Circle and VIP tickets are also available to guarantee access close to the Main Stage. For more information please visit the website or search northernprideuk on Facebook and Twitter.
Businesses interested in sponsoring an aspect of this year’s event are also being asked to contact Sorted PR on 0191 2656111.