You Spoke, We listened!
This year Leeds Pride Main Stage is bigger and better than ever! Its also on Lower Briggate in the Heart of the Gay Leeds community! It’s your party everybody and its going to be the biggest street party Leeds has ever seen!
We have been working tirelessly for the past 10 months to put together a fantastic show for you and deliver something that can live up to your expectations after last year when an estimated 22,000 people came together to celebrate Leeds LGBT Pride.
You can expect the very best of our local LGBT talent including cabaret, singers and DJs from your favourite club nights PLUS; We have some renowned singers that perform internationally across the gay pride circuit, coming to Leeds for the first time!
The show will be hosted by the one and only Peggy Wessex who is back by popular demand, and our now legendary dance session to close the show is also back! Our scene DJs will have you dancing in the street until 9pm before you go and enjoy your favourite Gay Leeds venues.
It gives us great pleasure to present the confirmed acts for Leeds Pride Main Stage 2012! We wish you a fantastic, memorable and safe pride!
// Drag Host // New York New York / Klee Café / Ricky’s Cabaret Bar Gran Canaria
EVA LA DIVA // Singer // Spain/London
The small lady with the big voice, opening Leeds Pride and performing one of the biggest gay anthems of all time!
THE VIADUCT SHOWBAR BAR TEAM //
Have put together something special for us to perform on stage once again!
BEARS ALOUD // Drag Cabaret // Leeds
Leeds Pride wouldn’t be Leeds Pride without one of our biggest exports!! Fresh from their appearance in Gran Canaria, the Bears are back and ready to rock Leeds stage once more!
DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY EXPERIENCE // Drag Tribute Act // Leeds
We are pleased to welcome back the infamous Dame Shirley Bassey Experience to perform “I Am What I Am” and other Gay Anthems!
FTW // Boyband //UK
As featured in Bent magazine this month and currently touring, FTW are the new gay Boy Band going down a storm.
JAYMI // Singer // London
Renowned for his smooth vocals and vibrant delivery of popular music we welcome Jaymi for the first time to Leeds. Jaymi is no stranger to performing to thousands!
SAM SOLACE // Singer // London
Get Ready Leeds for the fabulous Sam Solace, striking vocalist who has featured on multiple ClubKidz tracks and you will recognise instantly. She features in the record bag of any respectable LGBT DJ.
ANDREW McKAY // Singer // Liverpool
Leeds Pride is proud to support LGBT breakthrough artists and excited to welcome Andrew McKay. This lovely Liverpool lad is a superb singer and professionally trained dancer recently returned from Gran Canaria, Madrid and London where he wowed audiences!
KIRA // Singer // Leeds
Another national treasure and Gay Leeds export // the fabulous Kira! This beautiful lady is back again to perform at Leeds Pride and has a fantastic surprise for you all this year!
THE VIADUCT SHOWGIRLS // Cabaret // Leeds
This year the showgirls went international, performing in Gran Canaria and received with tremendous applause! But there’s no place like home and they are all looking forward to taking to the stage at Leeds Pride!
THE BON BONZ! // Girl Group // UK
A Sexy, Modern & Fresh sound from these lovely ladies joining us at Leeds for the first time! Currently touring and performing on the LGBT Pride circuit!
BROWNE SUGA // Drag Host / Singer // Leeds
Another home grown talent and definitely one to watch. Brown Suga took the audience by storm at last years Drag Idol Leeds with a standing ovation for a completely original performance. A popular scene face, Brown Suga writes both the music and lyrics for his performance! Brace yourself Child!
SIMON MILLEA // Drag / Singer // Leeds // Winner // Drag Idol 2011
Yes its that boy that sings like a girl and by the way, he just performed live in front of 23,000 people and to a radio audience of about 700,000 with his very own rendition of “My heart will go on”. Marking 100 years since the sinking of Titanic// we are pleased to welcome back Simon for a second year with a performance that will blow you away.
CRYSTAL PENALUNA // Singer // Cornwall
Get ready for a belting vocal performance by Crystal all the way from the English Rivera! We first saw Crystal in action back in 2008 and we are pleased she can finally make it to Leeds!
CHELSEA // Drag / Cabaret // Gran Canaria
From Gran Canaria and former Gay Leeds performer we welcome back Chel Sea from Ricky’s Cabaret bar! Get ready for this opera spectacular folks!
KELLY WILDE // Singer // Australia
We are so thrilled to welcome Kelly Wilde to Leeds Pride, she is a fabulous and energetic diva who will perform some of the biggest gay anthems! Get ready to sing along Leeds, “ Calling Gloriaaaaaa”
JASON PRINCE // Singer // London
Famous for ClubKidz records, its great to have Jason Prince joining us at Leeds pride and he will be taking to the stage with Kelly Wilde to perform a great Dirty Dancing classic!
SORAYA VIVIAN // Singer // UK/Spain
The superb Soraya is flying in especially for her performance at Leeds Pride! Be prepared for this diva and her unforgettable performance!
JAN GEORGE // Singer // Sweden
Breaking off his Summer tour and all the way from Sweden is the energetic Jan George! His set is guaranteed to get you bouncing with a collection of original commercial dance club anthems! Jan is excited to be coming to party in Leeds after reading last years reviews!