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Follow us to see who´s taking centre stage in the main arena between 12am and 6pm as we offer a fun packed day on entertainment. (Wristband required for main arena entrance)

Stalls and Stands

Visit us to see a wide range of inclusive activities around the park along with a host of interesting people, food and mini events throughout the day. Be sure to take part in our parade.

Support Services

A wide range of support groups for the LGBTQ community and beyond, all gathered in one location.

With the pride season around the corner we´ve started to organise our stage acts and are pleased to announce the Sundaes will be performing at Stoke-on-Trent Pride on the 16th June 2018.

Put the date in you diary´s. This year will be bigger still!

THE SUNDAES

BBC1 All Together Now finalists, The Sundaes, are quite simply the "biggest" girl group in town! This unique act combines stunning vocals, sensational choreography with superb comedy timing, not to mention the flamboyant costumes!

In 2017 they were invited to take part in the brand new prime time BBC1 Saturday night entertainment show, All Together Now. The Sundaes filmed the series in November 2017 and the programme first aired in January 2018.

The Sundaes have supported many charities including The Sussex Beacon and The Sussex Wildlife Trust. This year they will be taking on a challenge event and raising money for Chestnut Tree House Children´s Hospice based in Sussex

ANGIE BROWN

ANGIE is a true performer. She has the ability to adapt and change the sound of her voice to fit most styles of music. The sound that Angie is most known for though, is the all powerful dynamite house soul and gospel diva. Angie´s big break came when Bizarre Inc discovered her. Following the success of ´Playing with Knives´ they put out ´I´m Gonna get you´ which went into the UK charts at No 2. Motiv 8 quickly came on board and put out a top 10 hit ´Rocking for myself´

She has performed at some of the most prestigious parties for some of the world´s most rich and famous including the King of Morocco´s Birthday party. 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. 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.

KELLY WILDE

Australian singer Kelly Wilde is a successful international multi-lingual recording artist and performer who has toured extensively across the world.

She has an vast portfolio of music hits including a top 20 British Chart single. Kelly founded what is today one of the UK´s leading entertainment agencies. Dance Crazy Management boasts some of the industry´s biggest names and is responsible for booking the largest venues and the majority of the Gay Pride events and Festivals in the UK and abroad.

She appeared on A Song For Europe with the song ´Better Be Good To Me´ to represent the UK in The Eurovision Song Contest. This was followed by the British Top 20 hit ´Nothing But Promises´.

With countless recordings for compilation albums and dance mixes, Kelly Wilde has a catalogue of monster club tracks including ´Maria´, ´Hero´ and ´Gloria´, which are all featured in Kelly´s incredible live shows. She is in the studio writing new tracks and hosting main arena and festival events.

Whether it be one of her regular club visits or one of the major Pride Festivals her shows are always Dynamic! She appears on main stages all over the world. Some of these include Sydney Mardi Gras, Amsterdam/Euro Pride and London Pride where she recently hosted the event in front of an audience of over 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square.

Kelly has appeared on various TV shows and films. Further TV offers are looming, Recently ´London Calling´ TV show in the USA and GAYTOB TV in Australia and USA plus there is a Greatest Hits album in the pipeline and new tracks are currently being recorded with Power music.

As they say.....´Time Stands Still For No-One´ It certainly doesn´t for Kelly Wilde, the future looks set to get even bigger!

PIXIE FLOWERS

Born in Stoke on Trent, ex Shania Twain, Amy Winehouse and Queen Elsa impersonator! She now takes enjoyment singing in our local pubs & clubs!

Pixie has been a member of our pride line up for five years running and has always been supporter in many of our fundraising events! Bringing us a mixture of nineties and noughties she is sure to deliver a great show!

I´m sure you will all be singing along to her performance!

STEVEN AYRES

Local lad Steve is no stranger to supporting Pride and charity events and has performed at several previous Stoke On Trent Prides and also Manchester Pride. Steve has been performing in Stoke-on-Trent for the past 12 years and has supported Pride since its inception in 2006

KYLE FINN

Stoke-on-Trent Pride is Proud to announce Kyle Finn to be performing on the Building Bridges stage at Pride. Birmingham based Singer Songwriter Kyle Finn is currently working on first Album 'Zodiac'. Kyle is currently touring the UK pride scene promoting his new pop/dance tune 'Virgo'. Kyle is also renowned for his themed shows delivering pop and party hits.

THE HARA

THE HARA are Josh Taylor, Zack Breen and Jack Kennedy. The young trio met in 2017 when singer Josh Taylor found lead guitarist Zack Breen and drummer Jack Kennedy online through their shared love of music and a passion for performing live. The chemistry was clearly there from the beginning as the three hit it off instantly.

The boys found their eclectic sound a mix of pop and rock inspired by the likes of The 1975, Harry Styles, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Twenty One Pilots, and Kings Of Leon. Their music is a youthful and unique sonic pallet that paints catchy, empathetic and electrifying songs that invigorates and moves. They completed their first UK headline tour ?Only Young? after just three months of becoming a band. Performing unreleased music and selling out their first shows in Manchester and London. Always putting on a lively show they exceeded all expectations and were overwhelmed with the support they received.

Now planning their first EP release they have announced ?No Regrets? their April 2018 headline tour which will take in more UK territories and Ireland. On tour they will be performing tracks from their debut EP alongside some exciting new music.

BBC Introducing was quick to pick up on the band playing their music weekly from the beginning, inviting them into the station and headlining them for a Children In Need concert. Other early adopters included Bolton FM, The Bay Radio (CN Group) and Radio Saltire all playing their music on air. The Bay Radio showcased THE HARA at the Morecambe Carnival and at the Lancaster Lights Switch On alongside Scouting for Girls after which they invited the lads into the station for a Christmas live lounge special.

THE HARA band name was derived accidentally after finding ?Sahara? etched on a barbeque with the ?Sa? faded out so only ?hara? remained and after finding out ?the hara? is a tool for spiritual awakening the band immediately likened themselves to the Eastern meanings ?gateway into the etheric envelope surrounding the planet? and ?an infinite ocean of energy?, hence the decision was made and THE HARA was born!

CANDY FIERCE

Back by demand, Stoke on Trent´s very own Miss Candy Fierce! Candy has been a staple on the Stoke scene for many years and has been performing at Pride since 2012. She has had an extensive career working in many venues across Stoke on Trent, Manchester and Wales, including working many charity events.

Come and join Candy, the hostess with more than you bargained for, in the main stage arena as she entertains you throughout the day.

PHIL BRUCE

Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Phil is a Professional Model, who has his own Modelling Brand, is signed by various Modelling Agencies, does Catwalk Modelling, and also is a Cover Model, appearing on a number of Book Covers that are being sold across the World.

He is also a Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, delivering a wide range of Exercise Classes, such as Aqua, Aerobics, HIIT, Spin and Yoga across the Stoke-on-Trent area at various Gyms through his Fitness Brand (Phil Bruce Fitness). Furthermore, Phil runs his own Soccer School Business (The Phil Bruce Soccer School, www.facebook.com/ThePhilBruceSoccerSchool) for 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 7-14 year olds, and has recently been appointed the First Team Manager at local Football side Ball Haye Green F.C. In the 2016/17 Season, Phil was at Stoke City Ladies F.C Reserves when they won the F.A Women's Premier League Reserve Division Title for the first time in the Club's History, and he also has plenty of Experience in both Men's and Women's Football.

Phil will be at Stoke Pride on the day and will be available to have pictures taken with him, so please come and say Hi!

COURTNEY CONTEH ´GINGER BOY´

Fresh from Britain´s Got Talent and his extended performance with Stephen Mulhern on Britain´s Got More Talent. Courtney is no stranger to performing at Stoke on Trent Pride. As a youngster he. performed in a group called the Galaxy Geeks. Last year he performed at the Victoria Hall in the birdcage festival all the worlds a stage festival where he performed a dance based on Jamaica and sang a song based on Belgium. Courtney enjoys all aspects of performing arts and has been danceing since he was little boy. Courtney hopes you enjoy his performance.

SAM SOLACE

Sam Solace is an international recording artist and live performer.

Sam Solace and KlubKidz smash cover of the Leona Lewis track 'Bleeding Love´ sold thousands of downloads. Recently she has recorded 'All I Want For Christmas´ that saw her gigging all over the UK at Christmas. The New year has seen two additions in the Snow Patrol and Leona cover 'Run´ and the Alexandra Burke number one 'Hallelujah.´ Sam Solace and Klub Kids. As one half of the identical twin group SOLACE. Sam and her sister worked with some of the best producers in London, performing in Stockholm and New York clubs such as 'Sugar Hill´ with artists such as Robbie Craig and Allure.

Sam still has a major love for writing her own music so keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for more covers and original work from Sam Solace!

JASON PRINCE

Famous for his ten year residency at London Vauxhall nightclub ´Fire´, his mix of Commercial House, Club Classics and RnB floor fillers have became the soundtrack to the Orange nation parties A:M, Beyond, Onyx, Gravity and Rudeboiz.

Other residency's include Novas leisure central London venues Piccadilly Institute, Opal, Tiger Tiger and The Loop.

His own Klubkidz brand has also scored a string of successful party nights around the capitol including Klubkidz Flash Back, Klubkidz Mash up, Klubkidz House Party and Jason´s Jukebox

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