Sainsbury’s Parade Stage Millenium Square
Show time 11:30am – 2:00pm
Between 11:30 and 12:00 the Radio Aire Leeds Pride Playlist will help to get everyone into the mood.
Starting at 12:00 noon, Radio Aire presenters Caroline Verdon and Carl Spencer will be your hosts for the next two hours of fun packed entertainment. Caroline hosts the Radio Aire Breakfast Show Monday – Friday 6 – 10am. Local lad from Otley, Carl is on the Home Run show weekdays 3-7pm, getting you home with plenty of music and the latest traffic and traffic
Along with a number of speakers and community voices, taking centre stage over the next two hours will be:
The ‘Bridge Factor’ winner
The winner will be decided at the ‘Bridge Factor’ live final on Thursday 3rd August. Go along and support your favourite local act!
Sing as One – Leeds City Council Choir
The Sing as Onechoir formed in September 2015 as part of Leeds City Council’s wellbeing strategy. The choir is for colleagues to get away from their desks to sing. The choir is led by Charlie Gower-Smith, a freelance musician who works with choirs across the region. Each term they learn new songs and challenge themselves by performing at various events taking place across the city including International Women’s day and Leeds Pride.
Jordan is currently performing in Kinky Boots in the West End. Jordan was a Sainsbury's employee up until starting performing in Kinky Boots and is a huge supporter of what Sainsbury’s are trying to achieve through their Proud@Sainsburys network. His family still work for Sainsbury's so Sainsbury’s in his genes!
Priscilla Queen of the Desert Showcase
Priscilla Queen of the Desert Showcase performed by Huddersfield Musical Theatre Company. The show is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure about 3 drag queens who hop aboard a battered old bus, Priscilla, searching for love and friendship. They journey across the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed of. Featuring a hit-parade of dance floor classics, this eye-poppingly extravagant show is one not to be missed. The full show will be at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, November 7th-11th. Get your tickets now from www.thelbt.org or by phoning 01484 430528.
Seann Miley Moore
Originally from Australia Seann Shot to fame on the 2015 series of the X Factor with his performances of David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ and California Dreaming by the Mamas & Papas. He has just released his debut single High Heeled Shoes
Sonia – a personal appearance
Sonia is a British singer from Liverpool, known for her huge success in the 80s and 90s. Sonia Evans’ debut single “You’ll Never Stop Me from Loving You” was released in 1989 and shot to No: 1 in the UK selling a staggering 350,000 copies. Numerous TV appearances revealed her bubbly personality and natural enthusiasm endearing her to a large audience. “Everybody Knows”, her debut album sold half a million copies and included top singles such as “Can’t Forget You”, “Listen to your Heart” and “Counting Every Minute”.
first direct Main Stage
Show time 3:00pm- 8:00pm
Starting at 3:00pm as the parade reaches Lower Briggate your hosts Phil Oldershaw and Miss Sordid Secret will open the show and will be joined by the fantastic line up of:
Singer Actor and Dancer, Mickey’s second album Midnight Palace was released earlier this year.
Winners of the New Conservatory Acoustic Summer Battle in conjunction with Leeds Pride. Tranqua Lite are a 3 piece band from Leeds who describe themselves as a high octane acoustic alt rock trio from Leeds. Idyllic and melodic their original sound is making inroads into the Leeds Music scene.
Five piece Leeds based indie rockers The Brazen formed in 2015, after being brought together by their shared musical influences including the Stone Roses, Queen, the Who and classic British brit pop melodies. They have recently gained the support of BBC Introducing and are about to go out on tour.
Graduate of Leeds College of Music, 20 year old Lucy Whittaker’s punchy Electro Pop sound, teamed with her energetic performances are fast generating her a reputation as ‘one to watch’ with a strong and rapidly increasing fanbase. Her debut single reached #1 on the Hype Machine ‘Popular on Twitter’ chart, and gained international radioplay, whilst her latest release ‘I’m Not Ever Coming Back Again’ hit 18k views within week 1, and gained support from BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire.
Paul Stone is a Yorkshire born swing singer who has worked with a host of huge names in the industry, including legendary song writer Diane Warren. He has also received support from local press and even the BBC with DJs Steve Wright and Paul O' Grady praising him on Radio 2.
Taking over the reins at 4:30, your hosts Kira and Owain Wynn Evans will be joined by a wealth of local and international talent including:
This trio are Ireland’s newest Boy Band. They have recently opened for the Vamps and Scouting for Girls and they are now out on the festival circuit.
The Viaduct Showgirls
The cast of the Internationally acclaimed Viaduct Showgirls & Boys will be performing two incredibly iconic themed show numbers. Choreographed by the Viaduct’s show team choreographer Francesca, you can be sure that this will be an incredibly camp, vibrant and uplifting masterpiece. Open your eyes and prepare to be entertained as you journey through a visually extravagant performance to stimulate the senses as The Viaduct Showgirls give you a taste of their brand new show. During Leeds Pride… You will have arrived in the Big Apple!
Winner of this year’s Queen Bee competition – Boo Gatti is an up and coming Drag Queen and a regular on the Leeds scene. A fully trained dancer, model and performer and clothes designer.
At 16, he was the youngest act on The X Factor in 2009, finishing 5th in the competition. Since X Factor Lloyd has toured with his older brother in a naked comedy show Up4ameet, had the leading role of Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Techni-coloured Dream Coat and performed in various shows such as West End on the Rock.
Blonde Electra are a London-based, Americanised British pop duo made up of sisters Ruby and Jazzy King. Blonde Electra have been making music all their lives and their debut single “Radio” released earlier this year is a new exciting part of their journey. Their eccentric and colourful image is inspired by their aunt, pop icon and music mogul Cher.
From 6:00pm your hosts Mamma Bear and Daisy Dupont will be taking us over the finishing line. They will be joined by:
Marcus Collins is an English singer who finished as the runner-up of the The X Factor in 2011. His debut album, the self-titled Marcus Collins which featured production by the London-based Metrophonic team of Whitney Houston and Cher fame, became his first top 10 UK album which has his single "Mercy". His debut single from the album was "Seven Nation Army", a cover of The White Stripes hit, which also became his first top 10 UK single. Marcus has performed in West End shows including Hairspray and Kinky Boots.
Osvaldo Supino is one of the most talked about Italian artists, and just one of the fews Italians more recognized outside his Country. In the last 3 years this multitalented popstar has performed all around the world, conquered the attention of the most important media outlets and gained thousands and thousands of fans in the globe. From NBC to Vanity Fair, from Univision to GQ, Osvaldo Supino is making headlines for his international fresh sound worked with big names of the music business like Tempo Stokes (producer of Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado), Charlie Mason (Miley Cyrus, Conchita), and Ferras (Katy Perry, Adam Lambert).
Angie Brown is a true performer. The voice of Angie Brown can be heard all around the globe performing as a live PA singing all her classics from the 90’s through to the present day. She has performed some of the most prestigious parties for some of the world’s most rich and famous including the King of Morocco’s Birthday party and Kate Driver’s wedding (sister of Minnie Driver). As a live PA Angie has played clubs that vary from Space (Ibiza), Heaven (London & Gran Canaria) to venues in New York, Golden Gate, San Francisco, Dubai, India and Europe, she has been the headline guest for the UK’s biggest Mardi Gras parties both in Manchester and London for the past ten years.
American soul singer Peyton has performed in over 200 cities, in over sixty countries, across six continents making headline appearances at events like Sydney’s Mardi Gras Harbour Party and the official Mardi Gras Event, the Beijing Olympics after-party, White Sensation in Prague, as well as a summer residency at the world’s most famous super-club 'Space' on the island of Ibiza. Peyton currently lives on the island of Ibiza where he is resident vocalist for Blue Marlin. While his music continues to spread, many of his songs have been dubbed as anthems, others are recognised as club classics, and Peyton’s worldwide reputation as a performer and writer has secured him the title of one of House music’s most soulful and enduring superstars.
After selling several million records, winning two Brit Awards and the Mercury Music Prize, Heather Small is one of the most successful female recording artists of recent years. As part of M People, hits such as ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night In Heaven’ and ‘Search For The Hero’ including albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieving massive worldwide success, Heather became one of the seminal British voices of the 90s, with the band winning the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for Elegant Slumming. Heather has since had great successes with two solo albums – the title track of her Proud album has gone on to become the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events including London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid.