This weekend, Pride is on!
You can’t go to the real thing, so we’re bringing the sound of Pride to you, with UK and Ireland Radio Pride!
With groups in “The Parade”, to exclusive sessions with some of the biggest artists on “The Main Stage”, comics and queens in “The Cabaret Tent”, to DJs in “The Dance Arena”, debate, rememberance and more!
We’re really excited to bring you this first-of-it’s-kind radio event on Saturday and Sunday August 1st and 2nd!
12:00 – 15:00: The Parade
When we asked “What will you miss most about Pride this year?” “The Parade” came back time again again as one of the most popular answers. So for our “virtual” Pride parade, we’ll be talking to the kind of groups and individuals that you’d expect to see at a Pride parade. The bonus of them dropping in via Zoom though versus an actual Pride parade does mean that we don’t have to shout over the whistles to be heard! We’ll also be hearing your Pride anthems requests. Those big songs that are usually blasting from speakers on the back of lorries can just be blasting through your speakers!
15:00 – 18:00: The Main Stage
Dean McCullough is joined by Billy Porter, Melanie C, Jade Thirlwall (Little Mix), Faye Tozer (Steps), Kim Petras, Ella Henderson, Fleur East, Foxes, Beverley Knight, Kelli-Leigh, L Divine, Four Of Diamonds, Bright Light Bright Light, Peyton and Tom Aspaul for exclusive live Zoom sessions, interviews and more!
18:00 – 0000: The Dance Arena
Hosted by Shane Pearce. Exclusive DJ sets from some of the biggest names in Dance Music, including Sigala, Groove Armada, Freemasons, Paulette and kicking off with a massive Clubland mix from Belfast’s Micky Modelle and a Pride Anthems set from Dylan McKee!
0800 – 0900: The Panel : Hosted by Gok Wan
Moud Goba (UK Black Pride), Lewis oakley (Bi activist), Vinegar Strokes (Drag Race UK), Kate O’Donnell (TransVegas)
16:00 – 19:00: The Cabaret Tent
Hosted by Stephen Bailey, featuring The Vivienne, Divina De Campo, La Voix, Sum Ting Wong, Gareth Joyner (Myra Dubois), Suzi Ruffell, Bethany Black, Thanyia Moore, Tiggi Hawke, Mae Muller, The Fellas, Husk, Joe Black and Anubis Finch.
19:00 – 20:00: The Vigil
Hosted by Charlie Condou with Russell Tovey, Andrew Haydn-Smith, Matthew Cavan/Cherrie Ontop, House Gospel Choir, London Gay Men’s Chorus, Annie Wallace, Billy Porter, Kyler O’Neal, Beverley Knight and Leon Lopez.
Supported by Audio Content Fund.