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Woman waving Pride Flag
Drag Queen
Town Cryer with Michael Causer Foundation

Second Stage Announced

With just days to go until Liverpool Pride 2011, a FREE day of family fun for everyone to enjoy, there is now even more fun to be had with the announcement of a second ‘Summer of Love’ stage, which will be situated at the Pier Head festival site. The new stage will host the best in local talent, playing alongside the ‘Radio City Main Stage’, which will also be sited at the waterfront location.

The ‘Summer of Love’ stage will include a wealth of local artists including Parr Street’s singing sensation Steve MacFarlane, talented singer Cocobelle and poptastic princesses Oh My! Local Comedians Random Acts of Wildness’ will compère the day in their unique, hilarious way. The new Summer of Love stage rocks up at the other end of the Pier Head to the Radio City Main Stage, where Kym Mazelle, SIX-D, Rowetta, Sense of Sound and House of Suarez are just a handful of acts which will appear throughout the day.

The Pier Head site will also feature a massive Community Market including 50 stalls where you can find a bargain and find out more about the LGBT community groups working in your area. Stall holders include SEEN Magazine, Wildthang, where you can pick up a special souvenir, Face painting and temporary tattoos. Pride goers will also be able to pose for a perfect profile picture then get down to The Queer Village and explore the social side of social networking.

Pink Sofa TV will be at Liverpool Pride filming all the festivities, so girls, if you haven’t experienced life on the sofa yet and you want to see if YOU made it onto the TV, why not take us up on our 14 day free trial offer? Simply go to www.pinksofa.com and enter the promotional code ‘UK11’. See you there and have a great day!

For the more active and adventurous, check out Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service who bring their street soccer and climbing wall or go Zorbing!

Pride Fringe events, organised by G-Bar, Garlands and the Liverpool Gay Business Association will take place on Eberle Street, Stanley Street and Cumberland Street. These flowertastic events will feature a host of talented local performers and the best DJs around. Cabaret comes courtesy of Superstar Boudoir, with The Masquerade’s Aunty Marlene also making a special appearance. The Rat Pack comes to life through Matt Martin and classic covers from Anna Lee are sure to have you singing along down Stanley Street. Lavinia, Carlton Hudson, Whitney Wind-on and John Hooper are just a few of the DJs lining up to play the Gbar and Garlands dance area at Eberle Street.

Tommy McIlravey, Chair of Liverpool Pride said: It’s so exciting to think that the city’s second ever official Liverpool Pride festival is just days away. I am really glad to see that the challenges we have faced have led to the event growing and diversifying, ensuring that there really will be something for everyone in this year’s festival. It’s incredible to think that we could be in the top 5 biggest Pride’s in the UK in only our second year. I can’t wait to see the Waterfront and the Gay Quarter come to life with colour, music and fun once more. This Saturday is going to be such a special day for the whole community and we want everyone to enjoy it no matter what your sexuality. We wish everyone who comes along safe and happy Liverpool Pride 2011.

Cllr Steve Radford, Chairman of the Liverpool Gay Business Association said: On 6th August everyone is welcome to join Liverpool Pride festivities! The LGBT communities are ourselves diverse and will bring different and contrasting styles to contribute to the day. However one message that we all want to make loud and clear is that prejudice and hatred has no place in our great city. Liverpool is a city that celebrates diversity and values all our residents and wishes to see everyone aspire to the best of their abilities. Yes we in the LGBT communities have suffered in the past and yes we still no doubt face challenges, but these challenges we face together and with confidence in both ourselves and our city. We hope to see you all on this magnificent day!

This is going to be a Summer of Love that no-one will forget make sure that you’re there to share the love with Liverpool Pride on Saturday 6 August!

Photography by Jeb Smith Photography

Radio City Main Stage

From 2pm
Rowetta
Alan Cross
MD Productions
Diva Bliss
Zara
Adam Lyons

From 3pm
Sense of Sound
Sh-bang
Tameka
Bears Aloud

From 4pm
The Sundaes
Andi Fraggs
Sean Rumsey
Britt Love
Clubstars + Dance Dynamix

From 5pm
Kym Mazelle
Simeon La Mount
Beauty
Haus of Gaga

From 6pm
House of Suarez
Elouise
Six-D
Chelcee Grimes

From 7pm
FTW
Gemma Irwin
AJ
Dance Dynamix
Nikki Bell

Summer of Love Stage

From 2pm
Steve MacFarlane
Baby Brave and the Love Bites
Sophie Bellamy
Jem

From 3pm
Jo Bywater
Shania
Sam Kearney

From 4pm
Caz and Brit
Karl William Lund
TJ and Murphy

From 5pm
Rachael Kay
RAW Theatre
Jay Norton
Lonesome Georginas

From 6pm
Steve MacFarlane
Together
Alan Cross

From 7pm
Cocabelle
Oh My!

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